I come from a very large extended family. My mom had six brothers and five sisters and most of them had kids. Her brothers and sisters lived near each other and they stayed in touch.
This meant that I had a lot of cousins. Even though I was an only child, I had cousins who I would see often at family functions, especially Sunday dinners when the whole clan would get together. My cousins had a variety of interests. One was into cars and machines. Another was into two-way radios, while others covered the rest of the waterfront from politics to carpentry. A few were into playing games, like anything with cards.
As we grew-up and moved away, our contact was less and less. Some had major life changes like losing a spouse. One was killed in Vietnam. They had kids and developed interests where our paths would not cross often.
Now most of us are firmly past middle age and some of us are get into the period of being full-fledged senior citizens. We do have some contact at funerals of aunts and uncles. But that's becoming less with only one aunt left.
Is the interest in renewing relationships still there? With social media, it's much easier. There's a whole lot of catching up that can still be enjoyed.
I still stay in touch with a couple.