On this day in 1939, twin sisters Esther Pauline Friedman Lederer and Pauline Esther Friedman Phillips (columnists who wrote as Ann Landers and Abigail Van Buren, or Dear Abby) were married in a double-wedding ceremony two days from their birthday. The twins were born in 1918 to Russian Jewish immigrants who settled in Sioux City Iowa and owned a chain of movie theaters.

Marie Zeiler Achziger of Nebraska made this Twin Darts (Brackman* pattern number 2323) quilt in 1940. The quilt was documented in 1987 as part of the Nebraska Quilt Project.

*from Barbara Brackman’s Encyclopedia of Pieced Quilt Patterns, first edition

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