Beach Day by Rodger Bliss
June 2024

Father’s Day

A teacher named Ms. Goodwin asks her third grade class if it’s anyone’s birthday that day and, to her surprise, even though there are 30-something kids in the class, no one raises their hand. Ms. Goodwin then asks, “Well, is there anyone here who has a family member whose birthday it is today?” And little Katie raises her hand and says, “As a matter of fact, today is my father’s birthday, and it’s also my grandfather’s birthday.” The teacher says, “Oh really, how interesting.” Little Katie goes on to say, “And they’re the same age.” The teacher says, “Oh, no, no, Katie, that can’t be.” And Katie insists, oh, yes, they are the same age. So the question is: Can it be and, if so, how? Now, if you start thinking about February 28th and all that, you’re barking up the wrong tree.

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6 guesses to Father’s Day

  • det

    Her grandfather is the father of her mother, his father married a much younger woman.

  • Paul


    Many, many years ago when I was just twenty-three, I was married to a widow, she was pretty as could be. This widow had a grown-up daughter who had hair of red And my father fell in Love with her. Soon they too were wed.

    This made my dad my son-in-law–changed my very life! My daughter was my mother because she was my father’s wife! To complicate the matter even though it brought me joy, I soon became the father of a bouncing baby boy.

    My little baby he then became a brother-in-law to Dad. Well, that made him my uncle–made me very sad! Because if he was my uncle then he also was a brother, To the widow’s grown-up daughter, who, of course, was my stepmother.

    My father’s wife then had a son who kept them on the run. And, of course, he became my grandchild because he was my daughter’s son. My wife is now my mother’s mother and this makes me blue, Because although she is my wife, she’s my grandmother too!

    Now if my wife is my grandmother, well, then I am her grandchild, And every time that I think about this, it nearly drives me wild! Because now I have become the strangest case that you ever saw, As husband of my grandmother, I’m my own grandpa!

    CHORUS: I’m my own grandpa! I’m my own grandpa! It sounds funny, I know, but it really is so! Oh, I’m my own grandpa!


    Katie’s dad is an older dude and her grandfather, on the mother’s side, is the same age. Pablo Picasso, for the love of Pete, had a kid at 68, rest his soul.

  • Det, you are correct!

    They’re the same age because her father and her grandfather are not related. Her father is an old geezer who married some young gal, whose father is the same age as he is.

    You are today’s winner!

    Kudos to Paul (and Moe Jaffe) for the lyrics to a very funny song.

  • her grandfather is her mothers dad

  • Her grandfather is her mothers father.

    That was a tough one, hopefully I got it right! If you have time, take a look at these riddles just in time for Father’s Day: Fathers Day Riddles

  • Mishlyn

    Her father became a father when she was born and her grandfather became a grandfather when she was born so they are both the same age which is her age.