Just wondering

Dear Queenie,

  One of my daughter’s friends has a brother who looks just like a man who is not her mother’s husband. All of us adults (me and my husband, the other parents, the man the brother looks like and his wife) have been friends since we were kids.

  Queenie, I am very curious about this. Is there any way I could find out the truth?—Just wondering

 

Dear Just wondering,

  I cannot think of any way to find out the truth without asking the boy’s mother, which would be very embarrassing for both of you. And remember, in a small community many persons are at least distantly related to one another, and family resemblances have a way of coming out very unexpectedly.