National Cousins Day

When we are very lucky, we grow up enjoying beautiful and loving siblings… our sisters and brothers. Sometimes we also get Bonus Siblings in the form of cousins. I enjoyed a blessed childhood with wonderful siblings AND cousins. On this National Cousins Day, we recognize and thank our cousins for being perfectly marvelous parts of our lives. Some we may still enjoy relationships with as adults. Others may have slipped off into their own busy worlds and away from our embrace. Today, I enjoy a moment to pause and feel loving gratitude for each and every cousin… David, Marcia, Barb, Marilyn, Bill, Rick, and more! Don’t even get me started with my second and third cousins! Each and every one is precious!!! Love to you all!


I must include a photo with a favorite cousin… aka Bonus Sister… Barbara Cracraft Cote at one of my books signing events in Concord, New Hampshire in 2017. Since we were children, she has exuded all the love and compassion of the Bonus Sister she truly is. Thank you!

About Cathy Burnham Martin

Author of 20+ books, and counting! A professional voice-over artist, dedicated foodie, and lifelong corporate communications geek, Cathy Burnham Martin has enjoyed a highly eclectic career, ranging from the arts and journalism to finance, telecommunications, and publishing. Along with her husband, Ron Martin, she has passions for entertaining, gardening, volunteering, active and visual arts, GREAT food, and traveling. Cathy often says, "I believe that we all should live with as much contagious enthusiasm as possible... Whether we're with friends or family, taking people along for the ride is more than half the fun."
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