A woman has twins, but sadly, has to give them up for adoption. One of the twins goes to a family in Egypt and is named ‘Amal.’ The other twin goes to a family in Spain, they name him ‘Juan’.
Years later, Juan sends a picture of himself to his birth mother. Upon receiving the picture, motherly instincts kick in and she gravely misses her two sons. She tells her husband that she wished she also had a picture of Amal too.
Her husband responds, ”But they are twins. If you’ve seen Juan, you’ve seen Amal.”
One day a girl brings home her boyfriend to meet her father. She tells her father that she wants to marry the young man. After discussing the relationship for a while, the father tells the daughter that she cannot marry the boy because he is her half brother.
Over the course of the next couple of years, this same dilemma occurs five more times. Each time the girl brought a boy home to meet the father, the father revealed that the boy was her half brother.
After a while, the girl starts to get very angry. She storms into the kitchen and confronts the mother. “Mom, what the hell have you been doing all your life? Dad’s been going around town and having kids with the ladies in the city and now there are five boys that I’ve loved very much and cannot marry them because they are my half brothers!”
Her mom smiles slyly and says, “Don’t worry darling, you can marry any one of them. He isn’t really your father.”
Larry watched, fascinated, as his mother smoothed cold cream on her face.
“Why do you do that, mommy?” he asked.
“To make myself beautiful”, said his mother, who then began removing the cream with a tissue.
“What’s the matter”, asked Larry “Giving up?”