The Hanlon twins
Boston.com
Jean Hanlon and her sister Joan are believed to be identical twins, although they have never been tested. They look a lot alike. They have the same brown eyes and fine brown hair. There is a clear echo in the line of their jaws. But there are also physical differences that seem to underscore their inner lives. Jean is stocky and self-contained. Joan is petite, and seems more childlike which draws people to her. 'Where Joan will get very excited, Jean lays back a bit,' said their father, Bob Hanlon. 'Myself, I see them as two girls. Two young girls. But of course they're not.'
Jean Hanlon and her sister Joan are believed to be identical twins, although they have never been tested. They look a lot alike. They have the same brown eyes and fine brown hair. There is a clear echo in the line of their jaws. But there are also physical differences that seem to underscore their inner lives. Jean is stocky and self-contained. Joan is petite, and seems more childlike which draws people to her.

"Where Joan will get very excited, Jean lays back a bit," said their father, Bob Hanlon. "Myself, I see them as two girls. Two young girls. But of course they're not."
(Globe Staff Photo / Suzanne Kreiter)