Best Friends Can Be Cousins Too

Best friends can be cousins too. I know because it happened to me and I think it’s happening again with my granddaughters.

They are such sweet little girls and I just love watching them play together.

granddaughter on porch


Are these two not the cutest cousins ever? Best friends and cousins. Reminds me of two other little girls.

Cousin love

Martha and I, late 1950s.  Martha is on the left, me on the right. She lost her battle to breast cancer in October of 2015. There’s no way to describe how much I miss her. This morning I put on a blouse and she was with me when I bought it. “You’ll get a lot of wear out of that shirt,” she commented. Two years later I’m still wearing it and still hearing her voice. I was so luck to have her in my life. Cousins make good best friends, and it all starts at nana’s house.

best friends and cousins

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  1. What a nice post and cute photos and a lovely photo of you and your late cousin it’s awful to lose a best friend and relative.

    Best wishes to you have a good week 🙂

  2. They are a bunch of cuties. I guess it runs in the family. Sorry about your cousin.

  3. Sorry you lost your cousin & best friend. People we know all our lives – who knew us in childhood and as adults, they know who we really are. The deepest bond. My best friend is my older sister. Don’t even want to think of life without her.

  4. Sorry about your loss of your cousin. I only wish I knew what a cousin was. ‘

    Have a good week and thanks for hosting.

  5. So sorry for the loss of your cousin, you are so right about being friends, my favorite was someone I could talk to better than any other person in my life.
    Cute pictures of your granddaughter

  6. Such true words and wonderful post. This brings back awesome memories for me as growing up we spent many, many weekends and days with our cousins! It was our way of life and so magical! Thanks for the reminder of these memories.

  7. How precious to be cousins and friends. 🙂

  8. Such sweet pictures! My cousins and I were always very close as well. It’s so wonderful to grow up with family close by.

  9. teresak 11 Apr, 2017

    Thanks so much Deborah!

  10. teresak 11 Apr, 2017

    I so agree!

  11. teresak 11 Apr, 2017

    Thanks so much Jeanne! I love hearing from you and miss you when I don’t!

  12. teresak 11 Apr, 2017

    Aww, thanks Karren!

  13. teresak 11 Apr, 2017

    Bless your heart Patrick!

  14. They are so cute! My childhood best friend was also my cousin.. I’m sorry about your loss..

  15. teresak 12 Apr, 2017

    Thank you so much for commenting and for your sympathy. I miss her.

  16. Hugs to you dear, lovely photos of your granddaughters . Your post bring backs so many memories of my childhood.nice to meet you here.

  17. teresak 12 Apr, 2017

    Thank you!!!!

  18. Rachel 13 Apr, 2017

    Love ??

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  20. Aww this is a lovely post. I remember looking up to my older cousins. So many fun memories growing up.