During a recent trip to North Carolina, my son and Ben's daughters met. Since Ben & I are second cousins, our children are third cousins (correct??).
Anyways, it just works out that my dad is 8 years older than his mom, and my dad had me pretty late in life. So Ben & I are 3 years apart, and my oldest son & Ben's oldest daughter are only 2 years apart.
I'm hoping now that they know each other, & since I plan to make it back there a few times a year, that the children will carry on, and they're children can know each other, and so on.
To add to that, his daughter & my son had obvious crushes on each other. Not that we are into arranged marriages, or wish them to go through any of the pain we have...but to see the innocence in them, and blushing cheeks and the sneaky smiles at each other, even her trying to hold my son's hand...who knows, this could turn into a downhome country family affair.
You know, my family is from West Virginia, and both our parents had some sort of "fling" once...let's keep it in the family y'all!