A Canadian woman entertained her social media followers on Father's Day with a family saga.
Nicole Cliffe's tale began when her father found out that his dad was not dead, although his mother had told him so.
“My dad thought HIS dad was dead until I was a year old. Then he found him in the Toronto phone book,” she tweeted, according to Elite Daily.
“My mom was doing my family tree and started asking where he was buried and what he died of,” Nicole added.
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“‘Huh, dunno. Mom just said he was dead’,” her father replied.
“‘Doesn’t your mom lie about everything, all the time?’,” Nicole responded.
“‘Yeah’,” he admitted.
He then opened the phone book for Canada's largest city and found him right there. This led Nicole’s father to make some inquiries.
“‘Mom, why did you tell us dad was dead?’” he asked, as Tweeted later by Nicole.
“‘Well, I hadn’t heard from him in a while, and divorce is such an unpleasant topic’,” she answered.
“So, my dad calls his dad and is like ‘uh, are you the Ralph Cliffe who was married to Horrible Mother?’,” Nicole continued with her narrative.
“So, my dad went to visit him and then we went to visit him and we always brought him a carton of DuMauriers and he bought us Mint Aeros,” she added.
Nicole wanted to know if her father was not annoyed that his dad didn’t try to find him, even though he knew he was alive.
“And he said ‘listen, no human being who had the ability to get away from my mother would have passed it up. I have no hard feelings’.”
The story did not end there. Nicole’s mother found a picture of her grandmother marrying a previously unknown man.
“Turns out she married a British soldier during WW2, decided she hated England, got on a troop ship and came home. Never divorced him.”
She then married Nicole’s grandfather, and after they separated, married a third husband from Latvia. It turned out the Latvian husband had fought on the side of the Germans during World War II, but he died before the full details came out.
“Thank you for listening to my Canadian family saga, in which avoiding [u]npleasantness led to bigomy and marrying Nazis and abandonment,” Nicole concluded.
The story became very popular after Twitter featured it.
In the lead-up to Father’s Day, Twitter also shared data from posts about dads. There have been 200 million tweets about dads in the past year, and the most common word associated with fathers is “fulfilling,” according to BetaNews.