Shared Photo: Donald Hardy and identical twin, Ronald Hardy - 1st Grade

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This is a cherished family photo of my husband, Donald Ray Hardy and his identical twin brother, Ronald Hardy.  It is their first grade group photo.  Donald and Ronald are pictured on the first row, sitting smack-dab in the middle, between four other children on each side of them.  Donald and Ronald are wearing the striped shirts and dark pants.  There must have been a special sale on striped shirts because several other boys seem to be wearing the same kind of shirt!  You can tell that Autumn is in the air by the pilgrim wall art.   I want to share this family photo of 52 Photos Week 40 Autumn with the community. Location: B.B. Comer - Sylacauga, AL grade school. Date: 1952.
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in Photos by Anonymous Hardy G2G1 (1.2k points)

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Thanks for posting this photo.  I also noticed all the striped shirts.  I'm wondering whether this is just one 1st grade class or more than one.  If it's just one, then that teacher really had her "hands full" -- there are over 60 kids in this picture!  Also, do you know what the object is that all the kids are holding?  Great photo!  By the way, welcome to WikiTree.
by Robin Shaules G2G Astronaut (1.3m points)
selected by Susan Laursen
Looks like candles.
Thank you, Susan, for the star. I appreciate it!
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Great photo! Thanks for sharing it, Anonymous!
by Greta Moody G2G6 Pilot (184k points)
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Yes, this is just one grade!  They are holding candles.  Another interesting thing about the photo is that there is another set of twin boys pictured on the third row up from the bottom row.  The twin boys are seated on the left, and they are the second and third boys in that row.  Their names are Johnny and Jimmy Hardy.  Although they share the last name of my husband, they are no relation!  Another interesting fact about twin births in the small town of Sylacauga, AL is that there were actually five (5) sets of male twins in the town at just about the same age and none of them were related!  In addition to there being a sale on striped shirts there must have also been SOMETHING IN THE WATER!
by Anonymous Hardy G2G1 (1.2k points)

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