Posted by Telegram from Innisfree on October 31st, 2012 (All posts by Telegram from Innisfree)
The wife and I moved to Ireland a year or so ago.
I found academic work here. So we moved.
Today, the wife is walking the children home from school.
They pass by a lamppost dated “1911.” Douglas, who is 9,
asks “who was king then?”
“Edward VII”, she replies. Douglas thinks for a moment and says,
“George V was his son. And king during the First World
War.” “Excellent!” she cheers him on, and “Who were his sons?”
“Edward VIII and George VI.” “Fantastic!” she exclaims, “And
who is George VI father to?”
Douglas yells happily back …
“Our current Queen!!”
There you have it … I name him after an outstanding American …
and he grows up to be a Tory (while living in Ireland!).
Where did I go wrong?