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As I said in an earlier post I am one of 12 children for my parents. I am the 11th one. We have never been a close family. Circumstances and age gap between us have played a part. My eldest sister was having her first child when my Mother was having me and she, my sister and her husband and 2 children lived with us for several years. We don't get together, not even for weddings or funerals and most of us are not F/B Friends. I have one sister that I do speak to regularly on the telephone and I see F/B photos. She is the sister that twice a year I get her closet clean out. Another sister and brother I see maybe once a year.
For me, growing up in a large family and a small house, was not fun, it was always crowded, noisy, there's no privacy and meals were usually the survival of the quickest. As the second youngest, you never got anything that was either new or yours. While I do have a younger (full) brother, he has always called me his baby sister. One needs a map to navigate through my family but I will try to make it a straight line. My Mother, father family is = boy*; girl; boy; boy; girl; boy**; a gap in birthing; twin boys; gap in birthing; boy; girl; girl ++(Me); boy+++.
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Now the line gets quite wavy when you factor in my father’s other children. I would like to note that my father was married to my Mother when these other children came along. There were *twin boys born at the same time as my eldest brother. My Mother did befriend and have contact for many years with this woman. There is a boy** born at the time of our sixth family member and other than my father admitting to him, we knew nothing about him. Then my father took up with a woman and those two had 4 children together. For some reason my father named them Team B. Team B’s eldest child, a boy ++ is a month older than I am and then there is another boy +++ a month older than my youngest brother, another boy and then a girl. This foursome of children originally lived just down the road from us, we went to school together and there was a time when the eldest two of this Team B, lived with us. Team B with their mother eventually moved out of the province. There is some but not regularly, contact with Team B.
So that is the tangle of my siblings.