I got an awesome phone call at home last evening, a cousin I havenâ€™t spoken to in about 40 years!
I was much closer to my fatherâ€™s side of the family than my mothers, and over the years, kinda lost track of my cousins who grew up in Philadelphia. My cousin Rhona is 2 years younger than me, and I always looked forward to our family visits. Â In my eyes, she was beautiful and more sophisticated than I could ever be. Â You know the old country mouse/ city mouse thing.
ANYWAY, I almost dropped the phone when she told me who it was. After catching up, I learned that we had so much in common about the way we grew up once we left home.Â We exchanged info and promised to stay in touch, which I hope we do. One thing I know, a visit to Philadelphia is in my future.
Iâ€™ll bet you have some family members, or long lost friends who would LOVE to hear from you. Maybe the last time you talked to your old college friend you had a falling outâ€¦ and Iâ€™m sure you have at least one distant relative you havenâ€™t spoken to in years. I can attest from experience what a thrill it will be.