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In Pajek drawings this is the default graph for a genealogical GED file.
P-graph demonstration:
- I AM my own grand-pa!

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Appalachian lexical 'consequences' of generationally-double-skewed marital relinking (note too that ego's wife is older than ego): The conclusion is reached only using ALL the elements in the network. What our singer is lamenting is that his step-daughter has become his step-mother, the 'contradiction' is a mapping of affinal onto blood ties in kin terminology
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From richards@sfu.ca Mon Oct 1 15:03:21 2001
Date: Mon, 01 Oct 2001 13:38:22 -0700
From: Bill Richards
To: Douglas R. White
Subject: Re: I'm my own grandpa!

Can you do a p-graph for this family? I'd like to use it in the "Nutworks" section that goes in "Terminal Notes".

My Own Grandpa, An old old country song. (SEE BELOW)

It sounds funny, I know, but it really is so- Oh, I'm my own Grandpa.

I'm my own Grandpa, I'm my own Grandpa. It sounds funny, I know, but it really is so- Oh, I'm my own Grandpa.

Now many, many years ago, when I was twenty-three, born to marriage 1
I was married to a widder who was pretty as can be; marriages 2,3,4
this widder had a grown-up daughter who had hair of red. marriage 5
My father fell in love with her and soon they, too, were wed. born to marriage 6 wedded in 5
This made my dad my son-in-law and changed my very life.
My daughter was my mother cause she was my father's wife.
To complicate this matter, even though it brought me joy.

I soon became the father of a bouncing baby boy. born to marriage 2; node 7
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.
Of the widder's grown-up daughter, who of course was my step-mother.
I'm my own Grandpa, I'm my own Grandpa.

I'm my own Grandpa,
I'm my own Grandpa.
It sounds funny, I know, but it really is so-
Oh, I'm my own Grandpa.

Father's wife then had a son who kept them on the run. born to marriage 5; node 8
Then he became my grandchild 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 grandmother too.

I'm my own Grandpa,
I'm my own Grandpa.
It sounds funny, I know, but it really is so-
Oh, I'm my own Grandpa.

Now if my wife is my grandmother, then I'm her grandchild.
And every time I think of it, it nearly drives me wild.
For now I have become the strangest case you ever saw,
as husband of my grandmother, I am my own grandpa.
I'm my own Grandpa,
I'm my own Grandpa.
It sounds funny, I know, but it really is so-
Oh, I'm my own Grandpa.


Sure thing, Bill, here it is

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