Natural Harmony: Twin sisters Velma and Thelma still get together to sing at age 90

YUKON, Okla. - They're both way past wondering what might have been.

Thelma Brauser and her big sister by one minute, Velma Reed, don't long for fame - but they still sing.

They still get together once a week at Velma's place in Yukon to sing their favorites and answer funny questions from local TV reporters.

"Did you both grow up singing?" he asks.

"I think so," Thelma replies.

"As long as you can remember?"

"Uh huh."

But, going back to those 'old cotton fields back home', growing up in Enid, Velma and Thelma were always singing.

Their voices always matched.

Harmonizing came naturally.

"We just harmonized as we sang," Velma said. "Thelma plays guitar, so I think she has the hardest job."

The Kesner Twins sang in church and then at local contests.

They sang on the radio, too.

That's about the time a family friend offered to take them both out west to Hollywood to make them stars.

"The thinking was that maybe Mom would go along and help out, but Dad didn't want us to go," Velma said.

No fame, but the music kept going.

They stayed in Oklahoma, growing up together, singing together at weddings and kids' birthdays.

They're both 90 years old on September 28, 2017.

That's a lot of harmony and, like true music lovers, they still sing together whether anyone is listening or not.

Velma is a resident at Spanish Cove Retirement Center.

Thelma lives nearby with her daughter.

The families are planning a get together and singalong to celebrate their birthday.