I have siblings/cousins of former students as well. Some I have known a REALLY LONG time. Three are employees' kids, so I have watched them grow a little over time. Two came to the school last year, though the assistant principal was my teacher in sixth grade and I think I remember in later high school when he and his wife were going to have their first child. Then one student came to all but one of my Feed and Read (read-a-thons) last year because her cousin was in my class. I know her grandmother well. Another had an older sibling in my room a while ago- it seems like forever ago. Another had a sibling in my high reading class two years ago. A few I remember from when they were really young for some reason, and a few have stand-out names one cannot forget. I interviewed one of my boys and one of my girls for the school newspaper when they were in kindergarten. One of my girls has always had the most beautiful long blond hair and blue eyes, and I remember thinking how darling a little girl she was when she was back in kindergarten. It's strange how time passes quite quickly.