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    inspired by Captain Crunch's Brain Teaser

    It's possible for a man to marry his widow's sister.

    I sense doubt flowing from the future! OK, here's the proof:

    Alicia and Buffy are sisters. Leonardo marries Alicia. Alicia dies. Leonardo marries Buffy. Leonardo dies.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Anubis View Post
    It's possible for a man to marry his widow's sister.
    Doesn't a man have to die in order to have a widow?
    "I surrounded 'em"- Alvin York

    "They're ain't many troubles that a man can't fix with seven hundred dollars and a thirty ought six"- Jeff Cooper

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    After re-reading your post, I can see that you are correct!
    "I surrounded 'em"- Alvin York

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    Subtle, isn't it? Although my hard-headed woman calls it something else...

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    Quote Originally Posted by Team American View Post
    Doesn't a man have to die in order to have a widow?
    Yes he does!

    The original post is wrong.
    At the time he married both Alicia or Buffy neither Alicia or Buffy were "widows", therefore he did not and could not marry his "widow".

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    I didn't write that it was possible for a man to marry his widow. Certainly that would be impossible!

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    A man cannot marry his widow's sister!
    In order for a woman to be "his widow" he would have to die. So at the time he married his dead wife's sister neither she or her sister were widows.
    I am not going to try to explain this anymore, as I am starting to think this whole thread was intended to sucker someone like me into explaining the obvious.

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    When Leonardo married Buffy, he was marrying his widows sister...he just hadn't died yet.
    "I surrounded 'em"- Alvin York

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    Quote Originally Posted by Team American View Post

    When Leonardo married Buffy, he was marrying his widows sister...he just hadn't died yet.
    Wrong, Rick. When Leonardo marries Alicia he is marrying his widow's sister. His widow will be Buffy when he dies. Buffy's sister was Alicia.

    I like it. Don't get me started or I shall have to provide the words to the 1940s song, "I'm My Own Grandpa."
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    You've got it right, George...
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