I remember the day when I was about 13,
riding in the backseat
of my best friend’s parents’ car when her mom asks
“Shannon says your grandparents live in Western, KY, where do they live?”
my answer was “Ballard County”
“What are their names?”
“Rudd and Fannie Viets”
I was astonished at her next words
“Your Grandfather and Shannon’s are first cousins”
And just like like, my bestie is my cousin.  
Of course, we had always been related, we just had no idea
That was over 40 years ago and she is still one of my closest friends
She is still my cousin, too