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******* Family Reunion or
I am my own Grandpa

Many years ago when I was twenty three,
I got married to a widow who was pretty as could be.
This widow had a grown-up daughter who had hair of red.
My father fell in love with her, and soon the two were wed.
This made my dad my son-in-law and changed my very life.
My daughter was my mother, for she was my father's wife.

To complicate the matters worse, although it brought me joy,
I soon became the father of a bouncing baby boy.
My little baby then became a brother-in-law to dad.
And so became my uncle, though it made me very sad.

For if he was my uncle, then that also made him brother
to the widow's grown-up daughter who, of course, was my step-mother.
Fathers wife then had a son,
who kept them on the run.

And he became my grandson,
for he was my daughter's son.
My wife is now my mother's mother and it makes me blue.
Because, although she is my wife, she's my grandma too.
If my wife is my grandmother, then I am her grandchild.
And every time I think of it, it simply drives me wild.
For now I have become the strangest case you ever saw.
As the husband of my grandmother, I am my own grandpa.

Now there's a family tree to try and chase!!

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Thank you Butler,
I really liked it. You know I thought our Susannah Robinson and William Bradshaw line was strange enough but I think this has it beat. I would not even try to trace this family line.
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