True or False – the answer

I was in the office one day when my boss rang. 
Do you know that chap you met this morning is ObL’s brother in law? he asked. 

I wiped the coffee off my laptop and admitted that I didn’t. Then I thought it was a wind up. Almost. But not quite. 

The very British man involved had a half sister who married one of ObL’s brothers in America . The brother later died (ironically) in a plane crash. 

So it is more or less true. I’m not sure whether her being a half sister renders it false but I did do some research, read up on the family and it is a matter of public record. The brother in law is a very amiable and bright man. I hired him and worked with him for a year or so. 

It’s a small world. 

24 thoughts on “True or False – the answer

  1. From the The Oval (a cricket ground)…

    My sister has the autograph of a policeman who had spoken to a woman who lived next door to *Geoff Arnold’s Auntie.

    *The Surrey and England pace bowler

  2. Meeting Yvonne Goolagong seems more of a story since you actually knew who you were meeting. Of course, even if you had known about OBL’s half brother in law the significance would not have been as meaningful.

    • Indeed Marylin. I’m sure everyone has some odd connections but this one just happened to come to mind yesterday. I don’t know why. I met Yvonne Goolagong once. At Uluru. That’s another story.

  3. Interesting!
    It is a small world. I find this phenomenon happening to me more as I age and meet more folks. Kinda makes you never want to speak ill of someone! They could be a relative of someone.

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