Story & Photo – Joseph Boyle
Warning, to avoid becoming confused, do not try to read this article unless you are well-rested and able to concentrate on the printed word. If you have been drinking alcohol or smoking some of that new fangled legal weed, it is recommended that you not try to read this article. The article could mess with your mind if you are already in an intoxicated altered mental state.
CHAPTER 1: I have two friends who married when my wife and I married back in the late 1960s.
CHAPTER 2: My wife and I stayed happily married while our friends divorced after a long marriage. They reared two children to adulthood and then went their separate ways.
CHAPTER 3: Part of the reason for their splintered marriage may relate to the fact that they both cheated on each other, just a little bit. Not much cheating. Just a little cheating.
CHAPTER 4: So now we move ahead. The daughter of this formerly married couple gets married.
So far my story is fairly easy to follow.
What happens next may cause you to ponder the workings of our universe.
CHAPTER 5: The father of the newly married daughter meets his daughter’s new mother-in-law at his daughter and son-in-law’s wedding reception. The father is available, as is his son-in-law’s divorced mother, so they start dating.
How tough must it be to watch your dad date your mother-in-law? The newly married husband has to watch his mother date his new father-in-law.
Chapter 6: Take it a step further. What happens when the mother-in-law and father-in-law get married?
That will mean the younger newlyweds will be husband and wife, plus they will be stepbrother and stepsister. So the younger newlywed couple will be married as brother and sister.
Chapter 7: If the newlyweds have children, their children will be brother and sister, plus they will be step-cousins.
Ok, ok, I can’t take this any further.
You would think with all the men and women on the planet we could avoid this kind of family tree madness, but I guess love has the final say.