Actually, she and I were second cousins. We finally figured out that relationship after
we knew that my dad and her mother were first cousins.
Our grandparents, Ada and Eliza, were sisters.
(Don't those names from the past seem quaint?)
Anyway, we were as close as what I imagined sisters are.
She had one brother and I was an "only child."
Today is her birthday.
I miss her.