Monday, July 4, 2011
The Importance of Cousins
There are a lot of us Granger cousins. Our parents were seven brothers and sisters resulting in 17 of us. Here are 7 of us (missing the other 10) at my cousin Jimmy's house in Jersey. I got to meet a lot of their kids for he first time and our kids made friends. It really was wonderful. Now that we live in No. Va I'm hoping to see them all much more often. Here is one I do get to see more regularly.. My cousin Nate lives 10 minutes from me now so I also got to see his sister Susan for the first time in 11 yrs.
And now comes a new generation of cousins. This is my niece Danielle with her Abbi, my niece Trish with her Maddie, my daughter Julianne and my daughter Jen with her Charlie. Again these girls didn't really grow up together but thanks to Facebook are really close. I was so happy to have them all together and to see how naturally they just clicked. They have vowed to get together much more often ~ which won't be easy seeing as how they live in Alabama, Texas, Virginia and soon to be Maryland ~ but I'm betting they'll make it work... After all ~
they are cousins.