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Huntsville Weekly Democrat (AL)
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Description: Hard to Straighten Out - Missing Twins Found

Date: October 4 1911

Newspaper published in: Huntsville, AL

Source: Madison Co., AL Library

Page/Column: Page 1, Column 1

Family Mixup That Evidently Was Task
for Only the Mother of Small Twins.
Edward Collins rushed from his home, 800 Cauldwell Avenue to the Morrisania police station at 8:30 at night and said to Lieutenant Graham:
"My twin daughters. Birdie and Mary are lost. They are three years old and they have been gone since 3 o'clock this afternoon. I'm afraid they have been kidnapped."
Just then a policeman came in with a crying child under his arm.
"Found her at One Hundred Sixty-First Street and Morris Avenue," he said.
"She's one of mine," burst out Collins. "She's Birdie. No, she ain't; she's Mary. Say, you ask the mother. I never could tell 'em apart."
"What's your name?" the lieutenant asked the child.
"Birdie--Mary," she replied.
Two boys came in with a second child found at One Hundred and Fifty Eighth Street and Brook Avenue.
"That's the other Birdie--Mary," Collins said joyfully.
"What's your name?" she was asked.
"Birdie--Mary" was the quick reply.
"How can I know those kids apart if they don't know which is which themselves?' said Collins as he started home, a girl under each arm. “I’ll get their mother to straighten out this tangle."


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