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One Twisted Family Tree - Woman Finds Out Late Husband Was Also Her Father
Beacon Journal | September 8, 2012 | Bob Dyer

Posted on 09/20/2012 10:57:00 AM PDT by nickcarraway

Bob Dyer: One twisted family tree - woman finds out late husband was also her father


TOPICS: Local News; Weird Stuff
KEYWORDS: electra

1 posted on 09/20/2012 10:57:03 AM PDT by nickcarraway
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To: nickcarraway

I’m my own grandpa... everybody sing!


2 posted on 09/20/2012 11:00:26 AM PDT by SandyInSeattle (Eat Mor Chikin!)
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To: SandyInSeattle

i was thinking the exact same thing!


3 posted on 09/20/2012 11:02:01 AM PDT by camle (keep an open mind and someone will fill it full of something for you)
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To: nickcarraway

Did both of them have blue skin?


4 posted on 09/20/2012 11:02:06 AM PDT by EggsAckley ("There's an Ethiopian in the fuel supply!")
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To: nickcarraway

Don’t tell me, Arkansas, right?


5 posted on 09/20/2012 11:02:12 AM PDT by dfwgator (I'm voting for Ryan and that other guy.)
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To: nickcarraway

If your fiance has a complete set of your baby pictures, be suspicious.


6 posted on 09/20/2012 11:06:25 AM PDT by ArmstedFragg (hoaxy dopey changey)
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To: nickcarraway
“My biggest goal is to find them and let ’em know that [their mother] loved them, no matter what. And [to tell them], ‘Thank God she gave you away like she did me, so you could have a beautiful life.’ “It’s not a shame to be given away. Most of the time it’s a blessing.

Pro-life Bump.

7 posted on 09/20/2012 11:07:06 AM PDT by workerbee (The President of the United States is DOMESTIC ENEMY #1)
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To: nickcarraway
She fights the natural inclination to hate him, because people who hate don’t get into heaven, she says. And if you don’t make it into heaven when the time comes, she notes, you can’t hit the rewind button and try again.

“I want this to be more of an inspirational story,” she says. “If I’ve come through this, anyone can come through anything through the help of the Lord.”

What a great attitude, from a great woman...

8 posted on 09/20/2012 11:17:02 AM PDT by norcal joe
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To: nickcarraway

Meh...

LBJ’s fault.


9 posted on 09/20/2012 11:18:03 AM PDT by Cletus.D.Yokel (Catastrophic Anthropogenic Climate Alterations - The acronym explains the science.)
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To: nickcarraway
I think this may be her (in the car) as a young girl:


10 posted on 09/20/2012 11:18:45 AM PDT by Michael.SF. (Romney was right about the Olympics, but neither the Brits or the Dems will admit it.)
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To: Michael.SF.

“Forget it Jake, It’s Chinatown!”


11 posted on 09/20/2012 11:20:04 AM PDT by free from tyranny
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To: EggsAckley

“Did both of them have blue skin?”

You must know people from the hills of Kentucky. We did have a case where the daddy was the granddaddy. Ours didn’t have methemoglobinemia just leukemia.


12 posted on 09/20/2012 11:20:16 AM PDT by A Strict Constructionist (We're an Oligrachy...Resistance to tyrants is obedience to God. Thomas Jefferson)
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To: nickcarraway

AND HOW.


13 posted on 09/20/2012 11:21:18 AM PDT by martin_fierro (< |:)~)
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To: nickcarraway

If you go to a family reunion, you’re probably a redneck.


14 posted on 09/20/2012 11:30:00 AM PDT by DownInFlames (NN)
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To: DownInFlames

It’s “If you go to a family reunion to pick up women, you’re probably a redneck.”


15 posted on 09/20/2012 11:30:49 AM PDT by dfwgator (I'm voting for Ryan and that other guy.)
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To: nickcarraway
When asked to estimate how many people know about this, she laughs and says, “Half of Akron.”

So, half of Akron knew but didn't say anything before they married and had kids? Half of Akron couldn't have cared less that their inbreeding might have caused the children problems?

16 posted on 09/20/2012 11:32:57 AM PDT by bgill
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To: SandyInSeattle

How come she didn’t get suspicious when he paid for the wedding?


17 posted on 09/20/2012 11:33:22 AM PDT by nickcarraway
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To: nickcarraway

Step aside Woody. We have a new Champion.


18 posted on 09/20/2012 11:33:53 AM PDT by Buckeye McFrog
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To: nickcarraway

And she is telling everyone this, why?


19 posted on 09/20/2012 11:37:33 AM PDT by svcw (If one living cell on another planet is life, why isn't it life in the womb?)
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To: A Strict Constructionist

I won’t go into detail, but there is a family here today where the parents are half brother and sister. Each and every one of their kids has some medical, mental and/or physical problem. At least two kids died. They refuse to listen to reason.


20 posted on 09/20/2012 11:43:49 AM PDT by bgill
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To: nickcarraway
"If this old lady done come through all this, and God’s still got her here and still with a good heart — because you find so many mean, vicious people in the world, and you don’t have to be — you can love no matter what you’ve come through or where you’ve been in this world.”

Amen Lady.

21 posted on 09/20/2012 11:44:18 AM PDT by Liberty Valance (Keep a simple manner for a happy life :o)
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To: DownInFlames

If your family tree does not fork you may be a redneck.


22 posted on 09/20/2012 11:49:29 AM PDT by Georgia Girl 2 (The only purpose of a pistol is to fight your way back to the rifle you should never have dropped.)
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To: Georgia Girl 2
If your family tree does not fork you may be a redneck.

My family tree takes on the appearance of a manzanita bush for several generations back in the 1800s. There were only a few families within horse cart distance, and they all married each other.

23 posted on 09/20/2012 12:14:27 PM PDT by SandyInSeattle (Eat Mor Chikin!)
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To: svcw
And she is telling everyone this, why?

From the article:

Why would anyone volunteer this kind of information?

Because Valerie Spruill wants to be an example. The 60-year-old Doylestown woman wants to show other folks born into miserable situations that they can still lead good, productive, fulfilling lives.

How are you, old friend?

24 posted on 09/20/2012 12:58:59 PM PDT by Scoutmaster (You knew the job was dangerous when you took it)
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To: bgill
This is why blood testing should come back.....

It would have been caught and papa would have ended up in jail...

25 posted on 09/20/2012 1:06:02 PM PDT by thingumbob (I'm a bitter clinger...I dare you to take my gun)
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To: thingumbob
It would have been caught and papa would have ended up in jail...

He may not have even known. It sounds like it was a one time tryst with a "lady of the night". Sp much for "victimless crime".
26 posted on 09/20/2012 1:31:59 PM PDT by Dr. Sivana ("I have a new zest for life!"--Calvin from Las Vegas)
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To: Scoutmaster

I am well, and yourself?

Maybe, I will tell everyone about my life, ;-)
My youngest in high school had an assignment where they were supposed to write an essay about one of their parents lives, love my husband and family, they are boring.
She wrote about my, life and the teacher accused her of making it up. hahahah.
Anyway, we all have lessons to teach others, I suppose she is correct, her story is just very odd and sad.

It might make a good movie script.

FR has been active these days, lots and lots of emotions running hot and on occasion irrational (not me of course).

Welcome back, Scout.


27 posted on 09/20/2012 1:46:57 PM PDT by svcw (If one living cell on another planet is life, why isn't it life in the womb?)
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To: bgill

I know of a similar but not nearly as bad story. Everyone either knew or had strong suspicions and nobody said a word until after the funeral. Up until the 70s most people believed in not interfering with other people’s families for good or for ill. Wives and kids got beaten or killed and there was plenty of molestation but nobody said anything. In a lot of ways the good ole days were not so good.


28 posted on 09/20/2012 2:37:49 PM PDT by stellaluna
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To: bgill

“They refuse to listen to reason.”

Our Chief Resident made the crack at the time of the father/grandfather incident that everyone in her neck of the woods had someone in a wheelchair. This was an area that originally had a lot of intermarriage. This group has been intensively studied by geneticists over the last 30 years and things have changed.


29 posted on 09/20/2012 4:38:03 PM PDT by A Strict Constructionist (We're an Oligrachy...Resistance to tyrants is obedience to God. Thomas Jefferson)
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To: dfwgator

‘I went to my family reunion last weekend down in Arkansas and met my cousin, my aunt, and a long lost half-sister I never knew I had.

And she was a real nice lady too...’


30 posted on 09/20/2012 7:19:53 PM PDT by Free Vulcan (Election 2012 - America stands or falls. No more excuses. Get involved.)
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To: Dr. Sivana

How is it that her *uncle* knew but her *father* did not?

“For years, she overheard odd whispers she couldn’t figure out. She finally learned the truth from an uncle not long after her husband/father’s death.”


31 posted on 09/21/2012 12:15:25 PM PDT by Altariel ("Curse your sudden but inevitable betrayal!")
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