My Family As A Family Essay

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I have a very large extended family as I am the youngest of six children. My father also came from a family with five children and my mother came from a family with 8 children. Most of my extended family is in New Mexico. We are in general closer to my mother’s side of the family. My father’s side was more spread out and my paternal grandmother died when they were little as well as my paternal grandfather died before I was born so there was not that bond of seeing them at grandma’s house. I even have a few first cousins on my father’s side that I have never met or would not recognize if I were to see them on the street. I am saddened by this. On my mother’s side my maternal grandmother lived to be 100 years old. She passed away three years ago. I got to see all of cousins and aunts and uncles for most holiday’s growing up at Grandma’s house. Since she passed away we have not seen much of them as there is conflict about her house. This saddens me as well. We had a huge and amazing party for my grandmother’s 100th birthday and every single grandchild, great- grandchild and great-great grandchild was there. I do connect with most of my cousins via Facebook but do not have much real interaction with them anymore.
There was a 15 year difference between my oldest sibling and myself. When I was born my family lived in the South Valley in Albuquerque, New Mexico. At that time and my father worked as a teacher at the local elementary school. My mother was a stay at…

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