What do you call those who are your mother's cousin's children? Well not children, they are all grown men and women now... ladies and gents. Your great cousins?
You see, my great grandmother was Austrian (mother's side, her name was Marie) and my grandfather had one sister(Kathrine) who lives in England and one brother who lived in France (Tony). He also had one half brother, who lives in the US (Ahmed) and one half sister who lives here in Egypt.(Fathia)
My great-aunt, who lives in England has three children; two sons. One works in South Africa (Uncle Steve) and I get to see every now and then. And one has passed away(Uncle Douglas), and it saddens me to say that I have met him a few, counted times. And a daughter(Auntie Susan)
Uncle Douglas, had three children: One older son(Alex) and twins(Nikki and Peter) who are one year older than I am. I remember, when I was in the UK (probably 10 years ago) I used to color with Nikki and read with Pete, and teach them how to write their names in Arabic..I remember the ice cream truck. All very good, and very distant memories. If you could see the grown men and ladies they are now. You might understand how I am overwhelmed. Because, at one time, they were my favorite people to play with.
Auntie Susan has two children; Jen and Harry. Jen is five years younger and Harry is, I think, 13 now. Now, they have visited Egypt and we visited the Pharonic Village...This side of my family, I may not know very well but love so much because, they are related to my grandfather...and my grandfather, I love so much.
Uncle Steve is a development man. He has studies economics, and I kind of look up to him. I do. He has two children Matthew. And Aida, who I have yet to see, who is half Indian, 1/4 Egyptian 1/4 British and South African by nationality!
You ask me, why am I telling you this?
Because Facebook has reunited us! Alex and Peter have grown to be very hansome young men. Jennifer and Nicole have grown to be very beautiful young ladies. And, I, am still me...only a few curves added. (haha)