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SOUTH BOSTON -- They call themselves the 'Cape cousins,' 25 friends who meet regularly to share gossip, food, and a drink. Nearly all are Armenian-Americans who met at St. Stephen's Armenian Apostolic Church in Watertown. In the winter, they take trips to a hotel in West Yarmouth, thus the group's name; in the summer they meet at Castle Island. At left is Silva Markarian, seated at center are Ann and Daniel Devlin, on the right is Anahid Najarian. 'Our needs are few,' says Rose Ann Khachadoorian, (not pictured). 'We're happy with with what we do, we're very happy to have these friends. We're there for each other.' Some of their friendships go back 50 years. (Photo and Audio by Suzanne Kreiter, Globe Staff) audio: Sounds from the picnic <object classid='clsid:02BF25D5-8C17-4B23-BC80-D3488ABDDC6B' width='200' height='30' codebase= 'http://www.apple.com/qtactivex/qtplugin.cab'>
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SOUTH BOSTON -- They call themselves the "Cape cousins," 25 friends who meet regularly to share gossip, food, and a drink. Nearly all are Armenian-Americans who met at St. Stephen's Armenian Apostolic Church in Watertown. In the winter, they take trips to a hotel in West Yarmouth, thus the group's name; in the summer they meet at Castle Island. At left is Silva Markarian, seated at center are Ann and Daniel Devlin, on the right is Anahid Najarian. "Our needs are few," says Rose Ann Khachadoorian, (not pictured). "We're happy with with what we do, we're very happy to have these friends. We're there for each other." Some of their friendships go back 50 years.

(Photo and Audio by Suzanne Kreiter, Globe Staff)

audio: Sounds from the picnic