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A surprise visit !

Posted by Big John on June 20, 2007

copy-of-j-and-k.jpgI have sometimes mentioned in my posts that I come from a very large family, for each of my parents had nine brothers and sisters.

To the best of my knowledge only five of my uncles and aunts are still alive and my many cousins are scattered across the globe. I lost touch with most of them years ago, but I still receive a Christmas card from three or four of them. My cousin Kathryn being one who found my address a few years ago when her mother died.

The photograph above shows Kathryn holding my daughter. My daughter in now 42 years old, and that is probably the last time that I saw my cousin until …


……  Today !


3 Responses to “A surprise visit !”

  1. gawilli said

    Ah, how cool is that! What a great reunion that must have been!

  2. mjd said

    Hello, That is great; reuniting family and friends after years can be such a joy. From your faces, you can tell that your reunion was indeed a joy.

  3. Terri said

    Oh, this is so neat. Great photo of both of you!
    I also had a male cousin and we’d lost touch for 30 years, but the Internet reunited us, which was great.

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