Wareham twins turn 90, party the night away

By Andrea Ray | Apr 09, 2017
Photo by: Andrea Ray Margaret-Anne Golemo and Anne-Margaret Raymond, surrounded by their family Saturday afternoon.

What do you do when you (and your twin sister) turn 90?

If you answered "party the night away", you're on the right track.

Anne-Margaret Raymond and Margaret-Anne Golemo turned 90 on Monday, and their family held a party at Redmen Hall Saturday afternoon in their honor the day before. Three generations were on hand to honor their mothers, grandmothers and great-grandmothers.

"I think that we had a party for their 75th," said Margaret's grandson, Joseph "Scott" Douglas. "So we don't do it every year. But it's not every year that you get identical twins turning 90. We thought it would be a good idea to get both families together, and let them know how much they mean to us."

The two sides of the family equals a total of more than 50 people, by the way. Margaret has 10 children, and Anne has two. That means 25 grandchildren - Margaret has 18, and Anne, seven. When it gets to great-grandchildren, the map gets blurry; Scott sat down to tally the number on paper, but no consensus was ever reached.

Before the twins arrived to their surprise party, the family sat around to chat and relax. Some family members set up an Easter egg hunt for the younger children behind the hall.

Balloons and party hats decorated each table, and a cake with pink icing read, "Happy 90th birthday - twins forever!" Younger family members whizzed around the dance floor at the front of the room.

Shortly before 1 p.m., Margaret arrived, quickly followed by Anne. Anne was shocked at the reception. "It's not my birthday," she protested as her family congratulated her. "That's tomorrow."

Scott laughed. "I know, but we could get everyone together today," he said. "Happy Birthday!"

 

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