Funny how life works out sometimes. Although I have a love/hate relationship with Facebook, it has allowed me to meet some cousins I’d never met before, first on Facebook and then in person this last weekend for a family reunion.

I was introduced to Beverly Kehs and Judie Kehs Much on Facebook by my Uncle Clayt several years ago. After becoming friends with them on Facebook, another cousin contacted me thinking we must be related based on the “Sevilla” part of my name and also because we had mutual cousins in common on our friends lists.

This cousin, Brenda Clements Jones, is first cousins with Beverly and Judie. Their grandmother, Bertha Nase Long is my grandfather Clayton Nase Long’s sister. Brenda is is a certified master naturalist in the state of Virginia, and on the board of directors of the Virginia chapter of the The American Chestnut Foundation. And I’m so honored that she has also joined the team here at Beautiful Wildlife Garden.

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