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Old 10-16-2007, 10:00 AM
 
Location: Northeastern WI
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Yikes! Well, my brother looks too much like me so it would be obvious.
I too, know of someone in Alaska who are 2nd cousins, have been married for 20-something years and have 2 healthy kids. Wierd.
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Old 10-16-2007, 10:04 AM
 
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My kids have some friends in school that play something they call the Mennonite game. When they meet new Mennonites, they try to figure out how they are related to each other. It would be funny if it wasn't true.
OMG -THAT IS SO FUNNY AND SO HORRIFYING!!!!!
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Old 10-16-2007, 02:35 PM
 
Location: San Diego, CA
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Jerry, Jerry, Jerry, Jerry, I'm pretty sure Jerry Springer has covered this subject many times
I had a spontaneous LOL on that one.
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Old 10-16-2007, 02:51 PM
 
Location: In My Own Reality
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When I was a teen, I had a "cousin by marriage" male (obviously) that I was really close too. He lived in North Carolina and we only saw each other in the summer. Like I said, we were really close and he wanted to take it further but I just didn't feel right about it.
THere was actually no blood involved, he was my step fathers cousin or something like that. But still, I always thought of him as a "cousin".

I know some first cousins that have married knowingly. In some states it is still illegal, I think. And some it depends on if you have kids.
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Old 10-16-2007, 03:06 PM
 
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I actually know someone who's grandma and grandpa were cousins before they got married, they even had the same last name. They dont' seem to mind, and neither do their kids.
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Old 10-16-2007, 04:08 PM
 
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My father's first cousin, Andrew married their first cousin, Anna. Andrew's family came to the US in the 1920's, whereas Anna's family stayed in Europe. When Anna was ready to marry, her parents sent her photo to Andrew and he fell in love at first sight. She came to the US to meet him and they married in a matter of weeks. They went on to have 3 healthy children and were married for many years before Andrew passed away.
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Old 10-16-2007, 04:44 PM
 
Location: Pinal County, Arizona
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There is a couple I know - been married for some 15 years - have one very happy and healthy child.

Within the last year, and almost by accident, they found out they were "related" by blood - they are actually brother and sister. Both had been adopted as babies by different families - they met through some group (social) of adopted children -

Only because of a person at their church needing a transplant did they get blood tests and all that stuff - that somehow, a lab tech noted stark similarities in their DNA -

They are still in love - still married but, obviously shocked to say the least!
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Old 10-16-2007, 06:45 PM
 
Location: In the sunshine on a ship with a plank
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Greatday, that must have been devastating to them.
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Old 10-16-2007, 11:15 PM
 
Location: San Diego, CA
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My mother's younger sister married my father's older brother after my parents had married. Not a blood relation, but still noteworthy. =) In law marriages, hehe.
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Old 10-17-2007, 12:46 AM
 
Location: west coast
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Artist: Elvis Presley
Song: Kissin' Cousins




Cousins, kissin' cousins
Kissin's allowed 'cos we're proud to be cousins
What's a little teasin', huggin' and a-squeezin'
Between us cousins.
Oh it's so great to be one big family
And we show it, yes we show it
You see, we never feud, we're a happy brood
Folks all know it, yes they know it

Cousins, kissin' cousins
Honey we dress and we mess
We're just cousins,
Cousins, kissin' cousins
Cousins, kissin' cousins
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