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Friday, July 9, 2010

My brother-in-law ,Tim Berry, posted this 2009 photo of me with my sister, Terri Berry, and my nephew, Sebastian Berry, on Facebook. I had to share it here because I think Terri and I look even more matchy-matchy than usual.


Background information:

  • We aren’t twins (though we do both wear MAC’s Lasting Lust lip color).
  • No one in the family is really named Berry. We just liked to call Terri “Terri Berry” when she was a kid. Tim and Sebastian are honorary Berries as a result.
  • My sister changed her last name when she got married (but still not to Berry!). I decided long ago that there was no way in hell I was changing my last name … unless I met a guy whose last name was “Bendy.” “Wendy Bendy” would be amazeballs … and I don’t say “amazeballs” lightly.
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49 Responses to “Bookends”

  1. *gemmifer* says:

    A-dorable! You two really do look like twins in this photo… I look like my dad and my sister like my mom and I’m four years older, but I recall at least one occasion as a teen when someone thought we were twins. Weird.

  2. You’re on the left right? lol.. Great pic!

  3. Cameron says:

    Ahh! My anti-spam word wears monkey fur and paints soup cans! 😀

    Anyway, you sure you two aren’t twins… how do you know you weren’t… “cloned”? *dramatic music*

  4. meligrosa says:

    u gals are gorgeousssss <3

  5. diane says:

    1st: I can’t believe my word ver. is something I’ve been craving, gazpacho. crazy.
    You look like twins to me. What’s the age difference?
    My daughters are three years apart, and people get them mixed up all of the time.
    “more detached than the average cat” hahaha, loved that on Drolly’s page.
    I just realized that the last sentence makes it look like I’m stalking you.

  6. maya griggs says:

    yes, gorgeous family, indeed!
    wendy, i am so excited you visited my humble blog and left a comment. i am excited because that is how i discovered you (through the comment). LOVE LOVE LOVE your work. i will keep coming back here.
    and also, wanted to tell you i think you will find my today’s post interesting. i am not saying that just to get you visit me again. really please, i think you will like what you’ll see
    best of luck to you!

  7. You are not twins….You look so alike. This is a great shot of the both of you and your nephew. Xxxx

  8. apparellel says:

    you really could be twins. gorgeous ladies!


  9. Wow you two are alike. Lovely pic. Wendy Bendy made me chuckle! I was soooo reluctant to change my name when I got married, and two tears on and I have a bit of a dual identity!!! Hope you are well. e xxxx

  10. hiyaluv says:

    WOwza! You do you look like twinkies!

    Gorgeous pic Wendy and I love the blazer! So stylish all the time!

  11. Eric says:

    Y’all are cute! So the little book is titled ‘Sebastian’ then?

  12. Jennifer says:

    Double trouble…You could totally pass for twins!

  13. Maddy says:

    I love this pic! And you guys share that same gorgeous smile!

  14. birdie says:

    “Wendy Bendy” made me choke on my coffee. And there are serious implications to a name like that!

  15. Bookends is right! You guys look great!

  16. Sally says:

    Dang, you DO look a little twinny here.

    And I’m glad you explained the Berry references. I always wondered.

    I really wanted to marry my college housemate because his last name was Scally. Seriously. Sally Scally? Also awesomeballs.

  17. Bendy Wendy would be EVEN better than Wendy Bendy. 🙂 I love funny last names. Last night I was watching “Wipeout” (please, I know, shut up) and there was a girl whose last name was Funke-Ho (pronounced Funky Ho) How awesome is that? She was born Funke and married a Ho. If I was Miss Funke-Ho I’d be milking that thing for all it’s worth. 🙂

  18. Tess says:

    my god, I have never seen sisters who look so alike, you guys make one hot family!

  19. Jemina says:

    WOWZA, you and your sister are like TWINS, and how cute is your nephew, awwww, xoxo

  20. Amy says:

    You two are double gorgeous! WOW.

    (My captcha is calamari. Now I want some!)

  21. Miss Janey says:

    What Berry beautiful sisters…

    Wendy Bendy would the one of the all time great names if it came to pass.

  22. Tracie says:

    Amen…don’t change your last name. For so many reasons and so much work. The two of you are beautiful and I would have though you were twins.

  23. Michelle says:

    WOW. And people mistook me & my sister for twins! I suspected you of photoshopping for a minute there 😉

  24. Not fair! The Brandes gene pool is too lucky.

  25. Sebastian Berry is an amazingly adorable berry! Arm Baby wants an intro.

  26. Alicia says:


    You two look JUST alike.

  27. Natasha says:

    wow, you guys do look alike! but you also look great. the guy between you is very lucky. 🙂

  28. stacy says:

    Wendy Bendy. How appropriate that my anti-spam word is “hahaha” cuz that is what Wendy Bendy made me do!

  29. Vyque says:

    for a second I thought my dreams had come true and there were two Wendys!

  30. Lexie says:

    you & your sister are gorgeous! and your nephew is getting so big!

  31. Diana says:

    i was about to say- you look like gorgeous twins. Such flattering lip color on both of you.

  32. That’s so crazy because you two do look like twins!

  33. aww cute pic of u and ur sis! yes, wendy bendy would be an awesome name lol have a great weekend!:)


  34. Mish Dish says:

    WoW you really look like twins. So pretty. xo Mish

  35. indigo says:

    The resemblance is striking!You are both gorgeous! Love the plaid trim on your pockets.

  36. Harriet says:

    What a lovely photo! You two do look alike here, no wonder people think you’re twins!

  37. MizzJ says:

    So do you two resemble more your mom or your dad? haha

  38. enc says:

    I love your family knicknames. Too bad Mr.B’s last name isn’t “Bendy” . . . . Maybe you could get him to change his last name to that, then your biggest dream would come true!

  39. How about Wendy Trendy? Hmmm…I don’t think that’s a real last name, though.

    I can’t believe you’re not twins. That’s amazing!

  40. Emma says:

    Great photo – you do look similar. And I love that jacket.

  41. Christine says:

    Typically, I spit my coffee all over my laptop when I read “Wendy Bendy”.

    You and your sister are gorgeous! And young Master Berry is adorable.

    I didn’t change my last name when I got married over 25 years ago (yup, child bride) and it was never an issue until my son came home at age 7 from a parish basketball game and asked why he was a “bastard” when he thought he had been nice to the other children. And that happened in this century.

  42. Jill says:

    My friend used to have me on his cell phone labeled Jill the Thrill. His wife wasn’t too pleased. Love Wendy Bendy and you and your Sister…Beautiful.

  43. Drzibbs says:

    Oh my God you could be twins!

  44. Kait says:

    Oh My Gosh! I can’t believe there are two people with, almost the same, terrific face. I didn’t believe it possible. Beautiful dames. 🙂