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Tuesday, September 18, 2012

I thought this was funny - but y'all know how different my sense of humor can be. This is also a challenge.

Read it through, then decide if, as indicated, I can be my own grandpa!

Two men met at a bus stop and struck up a conversation.

One of them kept complaining of family problems.

Finally, the other man said: “You think you have family problems? Listen to my situation:

“A few years ago I met a young widow with a grown-up daughter.
We got married and I got myself a stepdaughter.

Later, my father married my stepdaughter.
That made my stepdaughter, my step-mother.
And my father became my stepson.

Also, my wife became mother-in-law of her father-in-law.

Much later, the daughter of my wife, my stepmother, had a son.
This boy was my half-brother because he was my father’s son.
But he was also the son of my wife’s daughter which made him my wife’s grandson.

That made me the grandfather of my half-brother.

This was nothing until my wife and I had a son.

Now the half-sister of my son, my stepmother, is also the grandmother.

This makes my father, the brother-in-law of my child, whose stepsister is my father’s wife, I am my stepmother’s brother-in-law, my wife is her own child’s aunt, my son is my father’s nephew and I am my OWN GRANDFATHER!”

You might need a genealogy chart to be sure, but it is possible that I could be my own Grandfather.

Member Comments About This Blog Post:
MEADSBAY 11/30/2012 8:14PM

    Sounds like my father's family down in Kentucky!

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    OMG! Did you have to do this? Now my head is really messed up. LOL emoticon

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CYBRARYCARD 9/24/2012 4:58PM

    You know, if I was into stereo-types I'd ask if the other dude was either originally from the deep South or somehow part of a royal family. emoticon

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LODESTONE 9/23/2012 1:51PM

    my Old Timer's brain strikes again. Some parts of this country, this could be true! emoticon Holding my own hand!

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GARDENCHRIS 9/22/2012 9:30AM

    you managed to put my brain in a knot! LOL

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SLOPOKE_SAL 9/19/2012 9:54AM

    That's what they get for robbing the cradle!


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PAMBWS 9/19/2012 7:10AM

    emoticon One more martini & it will make perfect sense.

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SLIMMERKIWI 9/19/2012 6:07AM

    My mind was going through gymnastics to try and keep up (got lost about the 3rd line down - lOl :-)

Kris xx

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JANIEWWJD 9/19/2012 2:15AM

    emoticon CONFUSION!!! emoticon

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KNITTINGNAN 9/18/2012 11:56PM

  We have had similar relationships in our family, but not this complicated. One of my co-worker's brother died and his widow married my co-worker's ex-husband. This became a very sticky situation for her at family gatherings, where she had to interact with her sister-in-law, who now became her children's step-mom. I love to read marriage announcements and obituaries in the newspaper, where such family relationships are described. emoticon

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GDY2SHUZ 9/18/2012 11:47PM

    Imagining the story teller is speaking quickly and as the story progresses he talks faster and we read (or try too) more quickly. It sure can be confusing.

Love it!! Thanks for the chuckles. emoticon

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MAGGIEVAN 9/18/2012 11:43PM

    It is messing up my head!!! I am glad it is not a real life scenario. Thanks for sharing.

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NANCYRUBIO 9/18/2012 11:43PM

    emoticon Like that!

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