Grandma & Grandpa Knudsen
Cousins Natali & Brenda, and me, doing a practice emergency drill
Getting corn rows on the Bahamas
Natali's daughter, Mabry, dancing with Divine at Ann's Wedding
Divine pulled her "friend" over to me and announced she had a new cousin. I was delighted to tell her that Mabry's mom is my cousin and that we played together when we were little. My cousins are not just relatives, they truly are my friends. I count them my friends and give credit to my dad's parents who used their monetary means to make memories and allow the cousins to become acquainted. When I was in Junior High, they took ALL of us on a cruise to the Bahamas. Brenda, Natali and I were best buddies, and partook of the midnight buffets together, ordered room service of hot chocolate and croissants, and had our hair braided in corn rows on the beach by natives. I hope Divine, Pearl, Olive, and Azure will count their cousins among the best of friends.