There are many twins in the world who vary from the same gender to different genders, from identical to fraternal. They may look very similar, but there are many differences between them.
One of the many twins around LPCSC is Mrs. Pangborn, a Family Consumer Science teacher at LaPorte High School. She has a twin who is identical to her who is also a Family Consumer Science teacher but at Boston. They are the true epitome of the special bond between twins. When they are not together Pangborn misses her twin terribly. However, they are always in contact whether it is getting together for Sunday dinners or through emailing and texting each other.
“I literally do see her every single day! If by chance I don’t see her it is very weird, and I feel lonely. We are in constant contact. We carpool to work everyday. I lived in an apartment right down the street from her for a year, but now we live eight minutes apart. We do spend a lot of time together, though,” Pangborn, teacher at LPHS, said.
Since Pangborn and her twin sister look identical they have gotten into mischief and pulled a few pranks through their high school years.
“We have switched classes before but only in high school! We used to switch classes from time to time. Once my sister tricked me into dissecting a frog because she didn’t want to. And one time in high school I made her switch with me because I had a crush on a guy that she sat next to in English,” Pangborn said.
Pangborn and her sister would always try to trick their parents on who was who. Their mom would never fall for it; however, their dad could not tell the difference. They would often get out of doing chores by pretending to be the other twin. Their teachers could not tell a difference either which made for an interesting story.
“Once in high school we were accused of cheating because we both got the same exact score on an Econ exam. It was very bizarre because the score was like 87.5 or something really exact, but honestly, truthfully, we did not cheat!” Pangborn said.
Many people wonder what it is like having a twin. For Ms. Pangborn and her sister, Mrs. Scott, it is a bond that cannot be broken.
“It’s the luckiest feeling in the whole wide world. I would be so lost without my twin, she is my literal soulmate. We have an unbreakable bond and relationship. I just know that no matter what happens in life, no matter what type of struggles I face, I will always have someone in my corner. She’s my very best friend and the most incredible person I know. I pray that I have twin children one day so that they will know what it feels like to be loved unconditionally and without any bounds,” Pangborn said.