Emmalee Denbo (her married name) told the Jackon Citizen Patriot newspaper: "For all I know, we might have been the first triplets ever born in West Virginia. I know people came from all over to see us, and some gave dad money." That money must have been very welcome, because when the triplets arrived at the family's farm, there were already 11 children and they were sharing beds by fours! Elnora Elmer (also her married name) said: "There were four girls to a straw tick bed, and we had no electricity. We lived like the Amish, but I think the Amish had more food than we did." All the triplets were married, one at only 15, and all have been widowed now. They came to Jackson from their farm and worked to make fighter planes during the Second World War.
Now, the sisters are best friends and go out all the time together, something that attracts curious minds all the time. Helmer said: "We just try to be relaxed, be ourselves and not put on a front or try to outdo everyone else. We just keep busy and love our family." What a lovely story, right? Congratulations to these extraordinary triplets! You may like to read our previous article, Indian woman has triplets at 66! as well.