Friday, February 13, 2009

~Kissin' Cousins~

For this weekend of love, I would like to share these favorite family photos.

These are from around 1947. My first cousin and I were very close in age and he was probably my very best friend when we were so very young. At the age of twelve, my family moved out of state and at around 18, he joined the Navy. After the Navy, he stayed in California and lived there until about four years years ago when he and his wife moved back east. I saw him for the first time in forty years around three years ago.

All my cousins are very dear to me and some of us have talked about how we are more like siblings than cousins...and it's true. We are separated by distance, but always in each other's thoughts and hearts.

Each week a few of us get together every Friday to share some of our favorite family photos. If you would like to join us, please email me (on my sidebar).

Show your love by visiting these friends of mine to see what they have posted today.













My love to you all!


ann said...

What a darling story and a cute pic.I had cousins like that.It was a great feeling wasn't it.I'm sooooo glad someone saved this pic for you.Happy V Day,pretty lady..Ann

splummer said...

Hi Deborah,
Those are wonderful photos to have. I wish I had more photos like that of my and my cousins. Have a great day!!


Vanilla Lavender said...

Hi Deborah!! I'm back! How are you doing? Hope you're doing just fine! Missing you, hugs, Vanessa

jeanne said...

Good morning Deborah. It looks like we are sharing our cousins today. I adore the photos of your cousin stealing a kiss. I have a photo like yours with my sister. What fun it is to journey back in time.

My cousin is quite a bit younger than I am. I remember him as a baby. We are 16 years apart.

I have missed our visits Deborah. I hope things will be better from now on. I am slowly improving each day.

Love and hugs...Jeanne

April said...

Can you please add my name to your list...I posted family photos this morning. Didn't I let you know I was participating? My memory is failing me!

What cute pictures you shared today. Looks like a serious lip-lock going on! :)

Have a wonderful day!♥

Joy said...

Absolutely precious, Deborah. :o)

Claudie said...

Oh kissing cousins...yeah!!
I miss all of you but I will be back next week I promise.
Have a great weekend my friend.

Teresa Porter said...

Hi Deborah,
Those photos are sooooooo adorable!
And how great that you were able to reconnect with your cousin.

Happy Valentines day!

Montee said...

Oh my, these photos are the cutest! I love my cousins too and wish we lived closer. They are all back in SC. Happy Valentine's Day!

Short and Sweet said...

Absolutely adorable pictures. I,too, have cousins that I'm very close to. It's so wonderful to have such a great extended family, isn't it? Thanks for sharing.

Anonymous said...

Oh these photos are so sweet and cute. Thank you for your kind comments on my blog.

Angie said...

I have really enjoyed looking through the fun family pictures on your blog!