|This is the picture which first got me interested in Siamese twins. . .|
My Twin Sister and IMy twin sister and I...My Twin Sister and I by Siamesetwinsfan
have never been apart,
we have spent our entire lives together,
although we have never seen one another face-to-face.
For we are Siamese twins,
our bodies fused from shoulders to waist,
our favorite scarf covering our heads.
Conjoin-O-Tron 6.0Ashleigh and Leighanne Manning are identical twins. They were raised by a single mother, living in an apartment above the used bookstore their mother owned and ran. Being raised around books, they learned to read at an early age, and when they were 5, they found a book about Chang and Eng Bunker, after whom the term "Siamese twins" was coined. From then on, they had a lifelong obsession with Siamese twins, to the point where they wished to be conjoined themselves. At first, their mother thought it was harmless fun, seeing as the twins didn't have any other friends(owing to the fact there were very few kids their age in their town, and their mother insisted on homeschooling them through junior high), thinking that when they tied themselves together, both wore one oversized dress, insisted their mother refer to them singly as "Ashleighanne", or went as Siamese twins for Halloween, it was only a phase, and they would soon grow out of it. However, when they were 13, they found themselves iConjoin-O-Tron 6.0 by Siamesetwinsfan