Twin Convention has Hastings seeing double

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Updated: Mon, 21 Oct 2013 12:23:43 CST


This weekend Hastings was seeing double, as the city hosted the annual Nebraska State Twin Association's conference.

Twenty-four sets of twins from all over the state came to Hastings-- ranging from 5 months to 81 years old.

The weekend was all about swapping stories and sharing bonds only twins can understand.

But what's it like being one of two?  These twins were more than willing to share the perks and perils of being a pair.

"Kind of fun," said ten year old Lilly Buller of Hastings. 
"Yeah, kind of fun. Because you have one another," agreed her twin, Hannah Buller. 

"Walking up to a mirror and looking for your twin and you think it's your twin and it's like, where have you been? And it's not her," said Diane Kragskow, of Papillion. 
"It's your reflection," added her twin, Deb Mazur, of La Vista. 
"We talk about embarrassing stories like that," said Kragskow.

"Always having a best friend, always having someone there that thinks like you and acts like you," said Lindsay Woodis, of Grand Island. 
"That's what I was going to say," laughed her twin, Lisabeth John, also of Grand Island. 

The theme for this year's conference was Scare Away Cancer.  These duos set out to raise money for Relay for Life and the American Cancer Society.