Most of us have a cousin or two who stands out from the crowd. Maybe they were the one who pulled your pigtails every time they saw you at grandma’s house. Or maybe they became your best friend and maid of honor at your wedding.

We’d like to hear your funny or heartwarming stories about cousins.

We’ll also accept photos that go with the stories.

The stories should be no more than 200 words, and will be edited for taste, clarity and length.

Your name and hometown will appear with the story.

The submissions must include a daytime phone number in case we have a question.

Send your stories to, with “Amazing cousins” in the subject line. Or, drop them by our office at 121 W. Sixth.

Submissions are due Aug. 17.