Today I found out Baby’s two closest friends, who regularly spend a night/ weekend with us, are actually relatives of sorts.
The girls’ mother mentioned in passing she had a tenuous link with my village. Her uncle (father’s brother) was adopted by a family in Phokeng, she said.
When she mentioned him by name, I realized she was talking about one of my father’s cousins.
My father was very fond of his cousin, and would have gotten a big charge out my connecting with his biological family in this way. Both of them have since passed away, so they'll never know.