When In Doubt ~

I didn't trust myself, so I looked it up!  

 After receiving a text this morning that a quilting acquaintance's brother-in-law had passed away, my first thought was, ohmygosh, I didn't realize she had a sister!!!   In introspection, I think that the quilter's husband's brother-in-law was the one who passed away.   The quilter was not related to the deceased therefore cannot claim that kinship.   She would have a brother-in-law only if she had a married sister.   

The older I get, the more doubtful I become of what I know and what I think I know and what I really don't know, nor never did.  So, I continue to look it up just to keep myself in the know.  

I do hope they ban me from the text group....the bings are driving me out of my knowledgeable mind!

1 comment :

  1. I agree, the brother/sister-in-law issue can get sticky. I say Richard's sister-in-law and my brothers-in-law when I feel the need to clarify. But honestly, we claim them all as our own. 42 years of marriage sort of gives us that right. Plus, Richard and I are the couple who has been married the longest in both our families, so we have that card. What I can't explain is that "once removed" business. A cousin-once-removed?
    Have a wonderful rest of the Christmas season and a safe, happy 2021!


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