I’m My Own Grandpa

Some of the readers’ comments following my recent article of Is There Any Such Thing as a Half-Cousin? at described some complex relationships. The comments include stories of “double first cousins,” children who are simultaneously siblings as well as cousins, and more. All of this reminds me of a popular song from the 1940s called I’m My Own Grandpa.

The song was written by Dwight Latham and Moe Jaffe, performed by Lonzo and Oscar in 1947, about a man who, through an unlikely (but legal) combination of marriages, becomes stepfather to his own stepmother. The song pays no attention to the prefix “step-” however. As a result, the singer becomes his own grandfather.

Where to Buy 8-Track Tapes

If you would like to purchase an 8-track tape for nostalgia purposes or perhaps to insert into the tape player of your restored 1965 Ford Mustang, the 8-Track Shack may be your preferred source. The company apparently has a huge inventory. Prices vary widely.

The 8-Track Shack catalog may be found at The company also sells cassette tapes, records, compact disks, old video games, vintage radios and record players, and more.

Another source of vintage items is eBay at

One Day, Kid, Your Car Will Have a Built-In Phonograph

Click on the image above to view a full-sized version of this circa 1927 photograph from the Shorpy Historical Photo Archive.


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