Sunday, August 10, 2008
The 3rd or so cousins I never knew I had
I had a really cool experience today. We went to a family reunion for some rather obscure relatives on my Moms side and I met a bunch of really cool cousins that I never knew I had (actually they were more like 2nd or 3rd cousins, but anyways....) It was up in Syracuse NY, and it was hosted by my Uncle Bob (whom I hadn't seen since I was little, as was true of most of the people there that I had ever seen at all).
Now, I was expecting it to be a bunch of older people, and a lot of them were, but what I didn't expect was that there were also some, not so older than me people there too. So I met Steve, Bill, Tom (whom a number of people said had a creepy resemblance to me) and Brooke (who has a creepy resemblance to Ann Hathaway). So, the kids of my Moms 2nd cousins... I'm not quite sure what relationship they officially have to me, but one thing is true, I look more like some of them than anyone in my direct extended family, which has always puzzled me (how I don't really look much like most of the people I'm related too) but maybe some of those genetics from this other side were expressed in me... so that was cool.