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#61 Luke

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Posted 23 March 2012 - 11:53 AM

Was the daughter born while Fred was in Vietnam?

Did Flora hide the pregnancy and subsequent adoption from Fred?

Did Fred kill Flora once he found out about the adoption?

Was the long period of no card games due to Fred spending time in jail?

Did Fred then break out of jail by crawling through a mile of filth and disease only to come out on the other side clean?


Yes.

No.

No. Flora died of natural causes.

No.

Phooey... wish I'd thought of that one too. I may have to, ehem, borrow that idea...

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Posted 23 March 2012 - 04:48 PM

So, did Fred and Flora just meet by chance, years after she had been abandoned? Is how they were re-united important?

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Posted 24 March 2012 - 12:53 PM

So, did Fred and Flora just meet by chance, years after she had been abandoned? Is how they were re-united important?


That's how they met. Neither one suspected the relationship.

And I think that's all the details. The entire sordid history can be assembled.

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Posted 24 March 2012 - 01:02 PM

Lets just have the entire story

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Posted 25 March 2012 - 11:36 AM

So, shortly after birth Mrs. Fred dies. Then Fred gives his daughter up for adoption. Being a small town when his unknown daughter is of age they meet and get married. Neither one knows they are related. They play cards with friends and the friends figure out who the daughter is. They discuss telling Fred. Later Fred is arrested and the daughter is in shock.

So is the only thing left how the friends knew?

They saw the blood type and the age of the daughter along with the resemblance to Mrs. Fred. Is that right?

I thought this was pretty much it. And yes, I quoted myself.

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Posted 25 March 2012 - 09:02 PM

So, shortly after birth Mrs. Fred dies. Then Fred gives his daughter up for adoption. Being a small town when his unknown daughter is of age they meet and get married. Neither one knows they are related. They play cards with friends and the friends figure out who the daughter is. They discuss telling Fred. Later Fred is arrested and the daughter is in shock.

So is the only thing left how the friends knew?

They saw the blood type and the age of the daughter along with the resemblance to Mrs. Fred. Is that right?

I thought this was pretty much it. And yes, I quoted myself.


Just about.


Fred's daughter is born while he is in Vietnam, and with his wife not being in the best of health even then, the daughter is put up for adoption and eventually winds up being raised in Minneapolis. Not long after Fred returns from war, his wife dies. Fred never really moves past his wife's death (the living room is largely unchanged, he drops out of social events with this friends, etc), so when, a number of years after his wife died, he meets someone who in many ways reminds him of his wife, he immediately falls for her, never suspecting she is in fact his long lost daughter.

Because Fred and John were together in Vietnam and in military hospitals afterwards, John (and through him Jane) knows Fred's ultra-rare blood type (AB-, if you're interested). When Jane spotted on the blood donor certificate that Flora was also an AB- and heard Flora comment that she had been born in that same very small town, she knew the odds of two people from the same town having that same blood type were vanishingly small. When Flora mentioned she was adopted, Jane became certain that Flora was in fact Fred's daughter.

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Posted 27 March 2012 - 05:00 PM

Wait, so...

how does the albatross fit into this story?

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Posted 27 March 2012 - 05:33 PM

Wait, so...

how does the albatross fit into this story?

For the 10,000th time, that's the bird that delivered Flora.

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Posted 27 March 2012 - 05:47 PM


Wait, so...

how does the albatross fit into this story?

For the 10,000th time, that's the bird that delivered Flora.

I just can't keep up with you logic puzzlers.

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Posted 27 March 2012 - 06:53 PM



Wait, so...

how does the albatross fit into this story?

For the 10,000th time, that's the bird that delivered Flora.

I just can't keep up with you logic puzzlers.

Yes or no questions only, please.

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Posted 16 April 2012 - 09:23 AM

Oh, puzzle stories, how I've missed you. Where did you go? Will we ever see each other again. Or, was it just a short fling?

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Posted 16 April 2012 - 09:39 AM

Oh, puzzle stories, how I've missed you. Where did you go? Will we ever see each other again. Or, was it just a short fling?

All right.




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