"The Life of Susan snow " susan snow was born on January 28, 1975. Her birth brought double the joy to her family who just minutes before had rejoiced upon the birth of her identical twin sister, rachelle. She was a small premature baby born nearly five weeks early and remained in NYU Medical Center for a week under careful scrutiny. Her father and four older siblings eagerly anticipated her arrival at home. The family resided in brooklyn, where they still make their home, and susan joined them there.

She was named susan bella after her paternal great aunt and great great grandmother. susan had soft brown hair and big blue eyes that sparkled with personality, despite her young age. After five long months of incessant crying, she finally became an enjoyable and fun loving baby. susan attended a local school for her preschool and elementary school years.

Throughout her school years, susan excelled in all subjects, although her talkative nature often got her into trouble. She was so popular with her classmates, that at one point when the classes were switched, her friends left no stone unturned to get her back into their class. She enjoyed switching classes with rachelle and performing other mischievous tricks to fool the teachers that only twins can pull off. Her supreme intelligence was one of the reasons she was chosen as English Editor of her eighth grade yearbook and editor of the grade newspaper. Shani spent her summers in the catskills where she was adored by campers and counselors alike because of her sunny disposition. At age thirteen, she began attending camp snob and spent four thrilling summer's there.

susan decided to attend H B High School in brooklyn and is currently enjoying her third year there. She is known as a conscientious student who loves to have a great time. There she likes being in the same class as rachelle, for the first time since kindergarten. One may think that these circumstances would provoke competition between them, but susan is not affected by competition at all.

On her days off she likes sleeping late, shopping, and spending time with friends. She also takes great pleasure in curling up in bed with a good book. susan is involved in various projects throughout the community and loves helping her family and friends in their times of need. She sleeps at her grandmother's house during the week so as not to leave her grandmother alone. Having a twin sister has had a major affect on her life. susan always had a best friend and playmate to enjoy, especially one with superior intellect and extraordinary qualities as can be found in her sister rachelle.

Although genetically identical, people continuously wondered if they looked alike. A relative once approached susan and asked, "are you rachelle?" She replied, "sometimes!" In her preschool years some teachers resorted to asking her mother to part their hair differently or for them to wear different color shoelaces in order to tell them apart. One might think that being so close in age would cause sibling rivalry, but susan's positive attitude and good nature allowed them to become closer and even better friends. susan is a role model to all in her inconspicuous manner, never bragging in the slightest bit.

She goes way beyond her call of duty to help others. susan takes the quote "Charity begins at home" very seriously. She constantly volunteers to baby-sit and care for her nieces and nephews. susan is my beloved twin sister. We always had an extremely close relationship, perhaps due to our similarities as identical twins.

We share our friends and many good times. susan's cheerful smile can light up the world and just being with her puts me in a good mood. As I reflect on our life together, I can't imagine going through a day without her.