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When Does A Couple Become A Family?

My grandparents are celebrating their 60th wedding anniversary this summer with a big party of family and long-time friends. I’ll be flying to St. Louis with my fiancé, my sister’s flying in from Austin, and my parents will be visiting from their home in Germany. It’ll be as much a family reunion as a celebration of my grandparents’ long marriage — a testament, really, to the bonds they’ve helped create and nurture over the last six decades. As a gift, one of my aunts wants to make a family tree, which seems like a nice enough idea. But when another family member alerted me that my fiancé won’t be included on the tree because our wedding isn’t until several weeks after my grandparents’ anniversary, it got me thinking: when does a couple become a “family”? Keep reading »

Blood Lines: The Jolie-Pitt-Obama-Clinton Family

Every once and a while they publish these silly reports that show, through an extended family tree, just how famous people are related to each other. Last time the media latched on to a story like this, we found out Dick Cheney and Barack Obama were related. This time, the news is a lil’ better for ol’ Barry, as it seems he is a distant kin of Brad Pitt! Meanwhile, Hillary Clinton is somehow related to Angelina Jolie. Umm, question: how can we get our hands on this funny little blood line determining gizmo? We’d like to find out the likelihood of ever receiving a “Happy Holidays From The Jolie-Pitt Clan” card. [TrueMors] Keep reading »

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