47. The Cousins

The creatures pictured below are known around here as “The Cousins”.

These are our grandchildren — 11 girls, 3 boys. This photo was taken 9 years ago on Gene’s and my 50th wedding anniversary.  I really like this photo because (a) they all look civilized, (b) nobody’s nose is running, and (c) they are color-coded so you can figure out who their parents are.

The four kids in orange are Susy and Curt Warden’s, the three in red are Gretchen and Brad Covey’s, the five in shades of blue are Teresa and Eric Opsvig’s, and the two in black are Judy and Gary Taylor’s.

Here’s a more current photo without the color codes.

I am planning to expose information about the individuals in this mob during the year.  In addition though, I want to show off some of their counterparts among our families in hopes that they’ll get better acquainted. If you have any current photos of your kids in that generation, please fire them off to me.  Otherwise, Octo-woman is going to “make do” and you know what THAT means. You may discover photos of complete strangers appearing as your sons and daughters.  She may even invent children you never even heard of. I wouldn’t put it past her.

To avoid her fabrications, consider the following – found on the Web:

After much careful research, it has been discovered that the artist Vincent Van Gogh had at least as many relatives as we do. Among them were:

His obnoxious brother: Please Gogh
His dizzy aunt: Verti Gogh
The brother who ate prunes: Gotta Gogh
The constipated uncle: Can’t Gogh
The brother who worked at a convenience store: Stop’n Gogh
The grandfather from Yugoslavia: U Gogh
The brother who bleached his clothes white: Hue Gogh
The cousin in Illinois: Chica Gogh
His magician uncle: Wherediddy Gogh
His Italian uncle: Day Gogh
His Mexican cousin: Amee Gogh
The Mexican cousin’s American half-brother: Grin Gogh
The ballroom dancing aunt: Tan Gogh
A sister who loved disco: Go Gogh
The bird lover uncle: Flamin Gogh
His nephew psychoanalyst: E Gogh
The fruit loving cousin: Man Gogh
An aunt who taught positive thinking: Wayto Gogh
The little bouncy nephew: Poe Gogh
His niece who travels the country in a van: Winnie Bay Gogh.


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2 Responses to 47. The Cousins

  1. Joy Opsvig says:

    Haha that last part was so funny… and I am thinking that we need to take a new cousin picture 🙂

  2. keytimer says:

    I’m so glad when your family adds to your comments! You all are a bunch of fun, caring people. Onward and Gogh to it.

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