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Twins celebrate 100 together

January 15, 2011
(Cheryl A. Guerrero )

Inez Harries and her identical twin sister Venice Shaw have often worn the same outfit since their birth 15 minutes apart in 1910, and Wednesday was no exception. On the day the twins were honored at the Lockheed Federal Credit Union branch on Hollywood Way, both wore nifty black dresses and jackets.

Nearby, an old family photo — restored by Burbank artist Randall Williams — showed the two in their infancy, both in pink nightgowns.

Their 100th birthday is actually today, but Harries and Shaw celebrated early at the event sponsored by the credit union, where Harries has long been a member. A worker for Lockheed Aircraft for nearly three decades, Harries will receive a gift of $100 per month from the credit union this year.

Porto's Bakery crafted a star-studded cake in the shape of the number 100 for the celebration.

In a statement, Lockheed Federal Credit Union President Dave Styler said, "I'm told that the chance of twins both celebrating their 100th birthday is one in 700 million, and so we are delighted to be part of this extraordinary milestone."

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