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Birthday coincidence

I just realised, thanks to the wonders of Facebook, that both my oldest first cousin and my youngest first cousin have birthdays today. The one is about 40 and the other about 20. My mother is the oldest of nine children, and I am the oldest of my grandfather's grandchildren (he was married twice). Altogether there are 22 of us, with I think about 17 in the next generation so far (my own three children, my two nieces, and a dozen offspring of our other cousins). I don't think we have ever all been in the same place at the same time, and there's at least one I haven't seen in twenty-five years.

My father, on the other hand, had only one sister who had no children. Funny how families vary.


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Jun. 4th, 2011 03:30 pm (UTC)
I have first cousins ranging from 10 years older than me - 5 months younger than my youngest aunt - to 28 months older than smallclanger. My mum's older sister started early and my dad's younger siblings started late. My oldest first cousin's five children are all older than my youngest first cousin, and one of them has a child himself now, which makes me feel quite old!
Jun. 4th, 2011 05:23 pm (UTC)
FB and families
Due to the wonders of facebook, I recently had a telephone conversation with my sister who has blanked me either accidentally or negligently for about twenty years. I also managed to arrange with her and my frail brother in Kent to send flowers to, whoops, _for_ a deceased uncle in Dorset. To many people, this may not sound like much, but you haven't met the Poyners!

The phone conversation wasn't hugely lovey, but I guess there are limitations EVEN to our favourite social network.
Jun. 5th, 2011 04:16 am (UTC)
Thanks to my father being the second of nine children in his family, and the starting of families being staggered (and due to my being just under 10 years younger than my closest (and now sole) sibling (or as some might say, "an accident")), I have first cousins who range from being 14 years older than me to 8 years younger than me.

My brother shares the same birthday as his oldest grandson - only 59 years apart!
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