Tuesday, January 22, 2008

Random fact for Rebecca...and Colin

I told Rebecca in an email this week that there was some random fact I was going to tell her about, but that I couldn't remember it. I just remembered it.

You can marry your second cousins in any state, but in North Carolina you can even marry your first cousins...which might explain a lot about North Carolina. :D Cousin Marriage Laws.

So when Colin told Rebecca they should get married, they actually could...well, if he was 12 years older they could! :)

So anyway, that was my random fact for the day!

9 comments:

olivia joy said...

Wow, that would be weird. I can't imagine marrying any of my cousins :)

We have a friend who married her first cousin.....Her last name didn't change.....Now that is weird!!!

Natalie said...

Yes, I agree that that would be weird! Legal, but weird. It would also be weird to get married, but still have the same name!

North Carolina was the only state that specified that you couldn't marry a double-first cousin...other than that, they don't care! :D

Rebecca said...

I'm speechless.

Did you tell Colin? :D

Uncle Jim said...

If ah see that boy hangin' aroun' mah back winderz, Ah'm a' gonna haf ta giv'im a talkin-to, Ah weel.

Fust thin' Ah'll be askin' is how he done got hisseff all the way over ta Oh-Hier!

Natalie said...

Yes, we told Colin...I think he denied ever having said he wanted to marry you. Ah, the fickleness of youth!

Yeah, please do let us know if Colin shows up in Ohio...

Uncle Jim said...

You can smack me later (or just not approve this comment!), but it's mighty interesting that you were researching cousin marriage laws so soon after your trip to Springfield... ;)

Natalie said...

I'll smack you later, or have Rebecca do it for me.

I just have doubts of Colin ever finding someone who understands him, unless he changes a lot in twelve years...not that I should inflict him on one of my cousins if he doesn't. :)

mandolinartist said...

Colin is great... He doesn't need a cousin. I can't wait to see him as a teenager and adult.

(I'm still not sure what to say about this cousin marriage law business and especially your comment about "North Carolina.")

Han said...

whoaaaa...Colin...although Micaiah's done the same thing!