Most current white trash people claiming royal heritage aren't direct descendants. They don't claim to be either. They are descended from a person who was related (sort of) to the famous person. They can can supposedly trace family line through their peepaw's aunt back to third cousin of royalty or something. The link isn't very strong.Anne Boleyn. Her only child was Elizabeth I, who was called The Virgin Queen for a reason: she died childless. No heirs.
Chris is just one of many hicks to pine about such impossible ancestry, though. He's not unique in that regard.
Bob divorced their mother and pretty much ditched them. Do you think he paid child support? Those are some pretty good reasons for not wanting anything to do with Bobs love child(or Bob for that matter)This is the greatest mystery, something happened for them all to hate him that much.
Carol never showed up to Bob's funeral and nobody knows anything about her beyond her math major and that she worked for the government at one point.Not so much him as his parents. Thats enough for them not to contact him because hes the son of that person they hate.
I wonder if David really was away, or if he was just hiding in the kitchen.David was Chris's eye doctor but kept his daughter's existence a secret from Bob for nine years and likely would have kept on doing so has Chris not found out by accident. Bob and Chris tried to visit him once but nobody answered the door. Last anyone heard of David was that he attended Bob's funeral.
I gather he was also a mean drunk when he was younger, back in the period before he and Barb got together. He was older, then, though, so he possibly mellowed out and/or felt guilty about his previous life and wanted to try to do right by Chris. But his aged tard cum was already the worst thing he could contribute to the process of having a kid by that point.Given how Bob was despised even by his stepson, who I figure is outside the possible 'no child support payments' drama, I can only guess Bob was far more an asshole to anybody related to him by blood or by law.
This sounds the opposite of Cole's suspicions that Ran was actually his father. That or Ran was a really gargantuan asshole, and just dumped a pregnant wife. Maybe she cucked him and he found out.Who gets divorced 2 months before a baby comes? Especially in the south in the 60s...smells to me like the first husband had a hunch that cole was not his.
Was he Chris' regular optometrist though, or was it a one-time favor? Because it's a bit weird that he seems to have strongly disliked Bob at the very least, but was willing to examine his exceptional half-brother at least semi-regularly. Yes money can be very persuasive, but if he hated Bob even half as much as his sister seems to I wouldn't want to have more contact with them than necessary, even professionally.David was Chris's eye doctor but kept his daughter's existence a secret from Bob for nine years and likely would have kept on doing so has Chris not found out by accident. Bob and Chris tried to visit him once but nobody answered the door. Last anyone heard of David was that he attended Bob's funeral.
Good point. Here's the current statute's history:I think what's most interesting about the Barb-Ran divorce is that Barb filled for (and was granted) it on the grounds of desertion. Google tells me that as of right now in Virginia divorce because of desertion is only granted 1 year after the desertion has occurred. Of course, that period could have been shorter in the 60s, and there may have been an attempt at reconciliation or at least some contact between the two during that year, but as is the timeline doesn't really support the "Yeatts is Cole's dad" theory.