I've heard it said that our cousins are our
first friends and I think that's true.
|Ellis cousins: Kelly Rae, Gregory & me, probably circa 1970|
We were always close when we were little.
I was blessed to have wonderful cousins
on both sides of my family and lots of them!
|Kelly Rae, me & Gregory again, Summer 2010|
We still love each other!
I'm sure we had our share of childhood
squabbles but I only remember loving them all.
|Frye Cousins: Susie, me, Diana, Junior & my brother Ray|
Today I'm thankful for my cousins ...
I love you all!
(The pictures posted don't come close to representing
everyone I'd like to include ... I've got a lot of cousins! :)
|Kelly Rae, me & Lorena Gayle, Summer 2009|
|My cousin Jack & his youngest son Tanner.|
(Sadly, Jack passed away in January 2009)
|My cousin Diana, with sweet Miss Addy (her granddaughter)|
and her daughter, Jenny, December 2010
|On the right, my cousin Terrie (we call her 'ToTo') |
& her daughter Stasha Lynne
in Long Beach, CA, circa 1964. Trinka & I were 3, Dawn was 9.
|Trinka Leigh & I, July 1976, age 15, as|
bridesmaid in Dawn's wedding
She & I were very close growing up -- we were only
six-weeks apart (yes, I was the oldest ;)