My mother was one of nine children (eight girls, one boy) from a German-American Catholic family in southern Indiana (the "Kunkels"), and as a consequence I have 41 first cousins on my mother's side, and none at all hanging from the limbs of my father's (Lutheran) family tree. I was number seven of these cousins on the list (starting from the age of birth), and the oldest is Judy Birge (now Judy Calley). Because we were six years apart in age, and also because I was from an Air Force family and not around a lot, we have never in our lives had any significant contact with one another, and certainly not a one-on-one experience. The photo above, at the wedding of our aunt Catty, is the only one I could find in which Judy (standing in the middle next to her brother Jerry) and I (far left, with Judy's sister Jane) appear. Unfortunately we really don't know each other.
|Judy and I Holding Winning Hands|
Ted and Wayne at Flamingo Crossing
|The Whaleys in 1945|