The Husband and I attended a funeral today for one of his cousins. The deceased was either a first cousin, once removed, or a second cousin. We need to research cousin relationships so we can be sure.
Usually, when I attend a small town event with The Husband, all we have to do is introduce him as the son of Jesse or Lucye. At this funeral, we had to introduce him as the grandson of Minnie.
Despite the sad situation, The Husband thoroughly enjoyed seeing his extended family. He was especially happy to see the sisters of his deceased cousin. What great memories they all shared from their childhood. The girls visited Oklahoma every summer and Aunt Minnie was one of their stops. The Husband's Dad (Minnie's son) and Mom made sure the girls had fun during their visit.
How sad is it that many of today's extended families have lost touch with each other. I know it's true for my family.
We all need to organize those old time, big family reunions. Don't you think?