Most of us have them— some more than others... I'm talking FIRST Cousins here... (In Mother's maternal family, the Mackey's, I think she had 32 living in 1951!) For Barbara and I, it was four in Dad's family, and three in Mother's... Here they are!
The Elva Crank Family
Barbara and I first lived in Lubbock, fairly near Aunt Elva's family, until I was eight years old. Then we moved to a cantaloupe farm near Pecos, Texas. The pictures below were taken at our farm home in Pecos, about 1939, approximately a year after we moved...
Only two of my 'Rockin' Thompson cousins survive with me: Joe Ben Crank and Dorothy Hodges. They both live in the Dallas area...
All the Thompson first cousins, and a rare photograph of our
Granddad John W. Thompson.
Back row: Rick, Granddad, Bob, Ray. Front row: Barbara, Dorothy, Joe Ben
Just us boys, with barn cats and our dog. Joe doesn't seem to be getting along very well with Lady Nancy Farmey!
LR: Ray, Bob, Rick, Joe Ben.
Just we Thompson's but taken on the same occasion. Dad's dress tells me it was almost certainly taken on a Sunday!
LR: Neil, Barbara, Zorene, Ray
The Judson Todd Family