I have recently connected with a first cousin on Facebook whom I hadn’t seen or talked to in years. Furthermore, we didn’t get to know each other very well, if at all, growing up. I lived in various places throughout the U.S. and overseas, and she stayed in a city other than where the majority of my mother’s side resides.

Too, there is bit of an age difference between us. My mother was the baby of the family, with a significant age difference occurring between her siblings.

My travels as a youth, and the gap concerning our existence on this plane, helped to create the reality of my cousin and I not knowing much about one another. Hopefully, that will soon change.

My cousin has agreed to allow me to interview her, largely regarding my grandmother, who passed before I was born, and grandpa. I didn’t realize she was able to know my namesake, and did not think to ask, but, in my reaching out to her, this was revealed.

I will gather a set of questions tonight and make the phone call to my cuz very soon — hopefully before the week’s end.

I give thanks to my ancestors for seeing this come to pass. May this lead to more knowledge of my family, those who have transitioned and those presently in their earthly form.

Ashe’

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