Friday, November 02, 2007

They have to hand out maps at the family reunions

So I ran across this true family situation recently, and I found it to be quite interesting. You, however, may think it's boring. Whatever.

(Of course, I changed the names.)

In 1987, when Bob was 24, he married Sally, who was 33. Sally had been married before, and came into the marriage with a son, Seth, who was already 16 at the time of the marriage. So, Bob was only eight years older than his new stepson.

Two years later, Bob and Sally became parents to a daughter, Jennifer. That same month, her half-brother Seth, at 18, also fathered a daughter, named Lucy. So, Jennifer and Lucy, only one month apart in age, were technically a full generation different.

Then, 15 years later, Bob and Sally got a divorce. In 2005, Bob married Heather, who is only three years younger than him. However, that means that Heather is also only five years older than Bob’s ex-stepson.

This April, when Bob turned 44 and Heather 41, they became parents to Corey. Three weeks later, Seth (Corey's ex-half-stepbrother), now 36, announced that his daughter Lucy, now 18, gave birth to a daughter, Miranda.

Think about this. Corey and Miranda, less than a month difference in age, are actually two full generations apart!!