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The photo is of my three older cousins on the Boyles side of the family and me. Left to right are Dennis Boyles, Pat Hall, Gloria Boyles, Terry Hall, on a family gathering at the farm home of their Granddad and Granny Boyles. This is now where the Boyles Bros. farming headquarters is located. It must have been muddy that day as note the shoes left on the steps.The photo was probably taken in about 1949, not long after Granddad and Granny moved back to the Olive Hill Community.

National Cousin's Day was observed Sunday. Though I don't often make note of all the National Observances, this time it tugged at my heart. It brought back a lot of cousin memories. A sharing on social media stated, "Cousins are the best of both worlds because they are family and friends at the same time. Even if you're not close anymore, no one will ever understand you or your crazy family like your cousins do!" That is a great description of my cousins!

Cousins are the first best friends most of us have. We often form a strong bond at an early age that lasts through the years. Cousins a...

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