John’s cousin Harold and wife Susan spent an afternoon here to visit with us and Barbara and Thom. You should have heard the laughter ring out from the back porch! The photo shows the first cousins – John on the left, Barbara in the middle, and Harold on the right.

It’s hard for me to think of Harold’s being retired. He was just a boy when John and I got married. Here he is at our rehearsal dinner 57 years ago.

Harold lived in Memphis, so I saw him almost every year when I went to visit my parents fifty miles from his home. He was all grown up when he visited us in England, so we didn’t see him often after that. We all had years to catch up on via funny stories and anecdotes.

Daughter Lise was a teenager when Susan married Harold. She idolized Susan and always loved being with Harold. I’m sure she would have given her eye teeth to be with us that afternoon.