My parent's generation, and my generation are small.
My father had one sibling, a sister. So I only had one Aunt and Uncle. And they had one child, my one and only first cousin. I have three siblings, only one has children, I have two nephews. Kind of the short end of the family tree.
Three of my four grandparents were from very large families, 10-20 siblings each. My father's mother had two brothers and a sister. My mother's family was complicated and I seldom met and never really got to know any of them (I am connected on FB with one member of my mother's extended family the daughter of a cousin on her mother's side, from one of the few siblings my grandmother would allow anyone to talk with.) My father's family moved 115 years ago, and scattered, as far as Idaho and Florida. There were four uncles who moved to the Detroit area, only one of them had children. I am in sporadic contact with the family of one of my fathers cousins.
My one and only first cousin is in the photo above. The shirt, his wife bought for him. Self awareness, truth in advertising. They have no children.
My father's side with direct children ends with me. My half-brother had one son, my half nephew. and he had only two girls. The jig is up. And on my mother's side, I have close cousins left, and that is it.ReplyDelete
Other branches of the tree will growDelete
Our friend in Sydney, Victor, has less than you have. I have such a large family now. It is good but at times...ReplyDelete
At time families are challengingDelete
It's a very good thing that your cousin's wife bought him that T-shirt. Otherwise, he could be in trouble.ReplyDelete
And he wouldn't want to get her angryDelete
Families can be messy; we all have our secrets.ReplyDelete
That would be an entire bookDelete
My parents were both only children which is odd because my grandfather on my father's side had 11 siblings.ReplyDelete
I know some of the history as to why my parents generation was small.Delete
I'm going to just say, there's a reason I prefer living 500 miles away from my siblings, nieces and nephews. Everyone is a little on the whack-a-doo side (including me) and it can be exhausting!ReplyDelete
You are perfect, and funDelete
How sweet! I think I'm going to come here for my daily affirmations.Delete