Tuesday, October 22, 2013
Day 21 & 22: Extended Family
Day 21: Extended Family
I have 6 cousins on my dad's side all much older than me and 4 on my mom's all of whom live in Belgium. So I grew up with the interesting experience of the cousins closest in age lived the furthest away ~ and vice versa. Though having older cousins had its advantages; one of my favorite memories is of a special day with one of my 'big' cousins; he first took me to the aquarium in Boston and then Orchard House the home of Louisa May Alcott where she wrote Little Women.
My husband has two cousins on both sides of his family. For much of his childhood he and his sister spent summers with his maternal grandparents and with the cousins who lived next door. Our kids have 2 cousins on their dad's side and 5 on mine.
Day 22: Famous Members
Today's prompt was about famous members of your family; one of my cousins plays in a Jazz group well known in his area, the son of another cousin is gaining national recognition in collegiate cross country biking. My husband's area of research is bio-informatics and as electronic medical records become more common he has been invited to speak at various hospitals. My sister's 5th book is about to be released, her fourth reached the best-seller list in USA today.
Linking up with Not in Jersey for these 31 days.