Tuesday, September 28, 2010

A Family Relation

So, what is this? Joel gets his profile jacked by some girl named Brook, Nathanial makes two posts that aren't in point format, and Nolan puts out a safety warning about texting? I think I must be dreaming hahaha. Either that or there's something going around and I missed it :P

So, I was thinking back to camp and all of the interesting conversations that took place while washing dishes. Now, one of the most notable was a time when Nolan and I were exceptionally bored. We decided to discuss what possible screwed up relations one could have. (a.k.a.being your own uncle and other such odd relations) We discovered that there were actually some pretty weird things that you could become....to yourself! Now one that we were trying to figure out for the longest time, but couldn't, was how to be your own grandpa. We never did figure it out. Fortunately I have discovered the secret. It is in the form of this poem:

I Am My Own Grandpa

Many, many years ago
When I was twenty-three
I got married to a widow
Pretty as could be.

This widow had a grow-up daughter
With flowing 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.
Now 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.

Father's 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!

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