It was fun to see a photo of Phil’s cousin and all his children & grands gathered for their Christmas (I think on 12/29) that I requested we have a photo shoot this time too when we gathered on 12/30. Actually, Phil’s cousin is only a few years younger than Phil’s dad so we are closer in age to the 1st cousins, once-removed.
Phil’s parents in the middle with our side on the far right and his sister and family on the far left.
Phil’s cousin is on the far right of the couch, with his wife and their 2 children. The daughter-in-law and son-in-law and the grandkids are in front & behind.
The curly hair comes from their grandmother and is most evident in our daughter and his daughter and her girls. There is one other male cousin to carry the name between these 2 but I’ve only seen him twice as he lives in TX. I think he just has a daughter.
(L will probably pick a fight with me the next time we see each other as he goes by “Mike”, not his given name that we all use. :) He is funny.)
Phil’s dad and L’s dad and one other brother were all raised here on the family farm. Only Phil’s dad stayed here to farm.
Both L & Phil had 1 son to carry the name and L’s son has 1 son. L & his wife are only about 45 mins away but we sure don’t see them much with all of us having grown children that we hog over their holiday visits. But it is always fun to gather for family parties or the random spotting of them while out shopping.
Sometimes I think not using all their names makes this more confusing. Sorry!