Like random free radicals that irresisibly attract, this has my kind of logic attached and sounds so very familiar. I am descended from this hazy line of Unrelated, that's for certain sure! Explains much, like holding a mirror to my face. Wish I could have conceived something similar, Debs, because this, to me, reads most definitely like memoir.
"They say he will live like a smoke" - what a great line! Says it all. xx