Thursday, November 16, 2006

Ancestral One-Upmanship

Canadian columist Graham Hicks relates this story of three old men bragging at the old-folks home.

“My great-grandfather, at age 13, fought in the Boer War,” declared one .

“My great, great-grandfather,” said the second, “set fire to the White House in 1812.”

“If my great-grandfather was living today, he'd be the most famous man in the world,” said the third.

“What’d he do?” his friends wanted to know.

“Nothing much ... but he’d be 165 years old.” [Link]

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