I am my Uncle

My father's side of the family is a bit of a mystery. I wish I knew more about them.

I do remember my father speaking of his brother and that he was an author. To use my father's words, my uncle wrote smut. I was always curious what that meant. Was it that he wrote with foul language or that the subject material was dirty or immoral?

Either way, I think I have become my uncle.

3 comments:

DogsDontPurr said...

Depending on the time frame....like, say the 50's, I believe "smut" meant something the equivalent of Harlequin Romance novels.

I also wish I knew more about my Dad's side of the family. Rumor has it that one of my uncles was a brain surgeon and also a gambler. He supposedly owned an amusement park....and then subsequently lost it in a poker game!

Yes, I know it sounds like some made up story, but I have heard it repeatedly, all my life, from various different family members. Unfortunately, none of them have any more details that what I just commented above. But I do believe it to be true.

Doug said...

Purr! So good to hear from you. I thought you had given up on me.

DogsDontPurr said...

Doug~ I'd never give up on you! I worship at the alter of Holy Juan daily! I just haven't been able to come up with any witty comments to post lately. As an example, I give you this comment, which is neither witty or.....well you get the idea....