Warwick twins reflect on 90 years after special birthday
WARWICK twins Nancy Nolan and Gertie Ramsey have just celebrated their 90th birthday.
Between them, the sisters have seven children, 19 grandchildren and 17 great-grandchildren.
Usually having to take turns on whose place the family will go to celebrate their birthday, the sisters were taken out for lunch to their favourite spot, Cafe Jacqui's.
The elder by half an hour, Nancy, said at this age all she needed was her family.
"It's always lovely to be with family, you don't know how long it will be for," Mrs Nolan said.
The twins were gifted with "more flowers than they know what to do with" and, for Gertie, a friendly companion.
"I got a little grey cat, Rosey. To replace my one that passed away. It was a great thought," she said.
Raised in Warwick, the sisters grew up in a big family with four younger siblings. In their early days Nancy would milk cows while Gertie worked at the local grocery store until she married.
In the 1950s Gertie moved to Clintonvale but still makes the trips to visit her twin.
"You can go outside, spin around and there's a lovely view all around," she said.
Feeling strong for their age, the two live independently and use the occasional technical device.
"Age is more how you feel and what you can do, not the number," Mrs Nolan said.
"You just have to go with the flow, I have a phone, it keeps my handbag full," Mrs Ramsey said.
Now they enjoy tending to their flower gardens, playing indoor bowls and knitting on the couch. They hoping to spend more birthdays with their families.