We are cousins?


Marlene and I met at Palouse (WA) High School about 50-years ago. We have kept in touch ‘irregularly’ over the years.  Recently we were working on her son’s family tree one night after dinner. Suddenly it hit me that we are related.

Mom’s first cousin, Claudelle, married Marlene’s Dad’s first cousin, Harry. Even though the marriage ended in divorce, technically we are first cousins, once removed, by marriage.

What a hoot to be able to call your great friend ‘cousin’! Who knows, we may plan a special adventure to celebrate National Cousins Day, next July 24.