You know how one thing leads to another?! I saw on Facebook where my sister and brother were off on a quick vacation … and realized I’d just seen a cousin post that they were at the same place with my uncle. I don’t know if they’ve already missed each other or not but I wrote them both to let them know. And that got me thinking… there’s a lot I don’t like about Facebook but I LOVE how easy it is to keep up with family. I have a VERY large extended family and while I keep in close touch with most of my immediate family, I’m grateful that Facebook allows me to keep in touch with some of the extended family which includes nieces and nephews and cousins.
And I just had to go to my Ancestry app and count how many cousins I have … do you know offhand? I counted 29! I’m not in contact with them all but I’d be in contact with a lot fewer of them without Facebook.
Mom is from the Edenton area in North Carolina, Dad is from Philadelphia… we grew up in Virginia … and I’ve moved from Virginia to Florida, to Georgia, to Minnesota, to Florida, to Georgia … so for many many, years there’s been no family nearby (I’m not counting the boys). It’s nice to still be able to connect.
Thank you Mom and Dad for teaching us the importance of family!