Ramblings of my crazy mind
Tuesday, December 30, 2014
I got a call late this evening to advise me of the death of one of my 1st cousins. I didn't realize it till I got to thinking, he was the oldest of my cousins on my mother's side. His younger sister passed away a little over 3 years ago.
My mother had 3 brothers and a sister. One brother passed away in infancy. My aunt was the oldest (18 yrs older than my mother) and she was more like a mom to me than my own mother. It was her son and daughter who have passed away. Her oldest brother had a son and a daughter and they are still alive. Her middle brother has a son and 2 daughters. The son passed away about three years ago.
It just dawned on me this evening, I am the older generation! Suddenly I am feeling that my family is shrinking and those who used to make memories with me in my youth are passing. My uncle's youngest daughter and I are about 6 weeks apart and we are the youngest of the cousins but we are no longer "spring chickens".
Does it bother any of you that you are suddenly a part of the "older generation"? I look back now and my aunts and uncles seemed much older than I feel at the same age. Why is that? Is it because it is me experiencing it or have we redefined what we consider old?
RIP dear Cousin.