Click HERE to join in.Tell about any grandparents, cousins, or other extended family that was special to you growing up. Did they live near you or some distance away? Do you have any particular childhood memories (good OR bad!) of times spent with your grandparents? With your cousins? Did you spend holidays with them? At whose house did you generally gather? Do you still keep up with cousins, aunts & uncles, etc.? Did your paternal relatives and maternal relatives know and get along with each other? Remember, the questions are just to spur your memories; you don't have to specifically address them, although you are welcome to!
I love my family and God has definitely blessed me with a wonderful family. The church I grew up in was started by both sets of my grandparents. That would be my mom's parents and my dad's parents that decided little town USA needed a church and they started the work in a theatre and then eventually built a church and that's where I attended until about the age of 26 or 27. The church is still there and I have 1 aunt that still attends there. There were all kinds of cousins and aunts and uncles that attended there when we were kids, so there was always someone to play with or sit with during church. That was fun!
Then as I grew up my dad's parents always went to Safety Harbor, FL for the winter. They had a winter home there and so lots of times during the Christmas break we would go there and visit. I loved (and still do) love going to Florida. Anyway, they had fruit trees in their yard so we'd always get fresh fruit and I remember one year, Grandma bought Fruit Loops Cereal and we had that for breakfast. It was the first time I'd ever eaten Fruit Loops. And to this day, I still love that cereal and every time I open a box I think of my grandparents and the times we had in Florida with them.
This is my mom's dad & mom
This is dad's mom and dad
And this is me and my brother's & sisters. I'm in the middle in the striped shirt