Cousin Tangent by Ree

DSC_4346We finished the very, very, very last of our burning a couple of weeks ago, and we’re so glad we got it done. After a couple of big rains, the once-blackened ground is the brightest green I’ve ever seen right now. There’s no prettier place on earth than Osage County, Oklahoma in springtime.

 

 

DSC_4348This fire was actually on a neighbor of ours, and they finished their burning a couple of days after we finished ours. It’s Marlboro Man’s second cousin’s land….

 

 

DSC_4352Wait. That isn’t right. Help me with this. It’s Marlboro Man’s grandpa’s first cousin’s son’s land.

So…Marlboro Man’s grandpa’s first cousin would be Marlboro Man’s…first cousin twice removed?

Is that right?

So Marlboro Man’s grandpa’s first cousin’s son would be Marlboro Man’s…oh goodness. I’m usually decent at the cousin chart, but I can’t figure this one out on only six hours of sleep and one cup of coffee.

Second cousin twice removed?

Okay, Marlboro Man had a grandpa, and he and Frederick were first cousins.

That would mean Marlboro Man’s dad and Frederick’s son are…second cousins.

That would mean Marlboro Man and Frederick’s son are…second cousins once removed?

 

 

DSC_4357I love the cousin chart!

But I hate the cousin chart!

(I’m sorry to do this to you this morning. I started out talking about fire and I just don’t know what happened.)

Love,

P-Widdle-Diddle

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