Originally Posted by svHyLyte
Perhaps the "cousin" was an orphan with no concerned mother or father or aunt or uncles (other than the erst-while sailors of course). Or, if not an orphan, a family of semi-recluses that doesn't get news papers or listen to the radio or watch the Dumb Box and so hasn't a clue that their little darling is endangered... I Don't Think So..
I'm sensing some sarcasm.
Maybe in Tampa everyone walks around with iphones, updating twitter every 30 seconds, then liking stuff on facebook, while swiping debit cards at starbucks and then blogging about it. It's kinda naive to think that everyone is that plugged into society.
I have no idea if that is true here, but it's possible that this group was living on the margins of society and no one is yet missing them.