Three service veterans were boasting about the exploits of their ancestors.
One declared proudly: “At age thirteen, my great-grandfather was a drummer boy at Shiloh.”
The second said: “Mine went down with Custer at the Battle of the Little Big Horn.”
“I’m the only soldier in my family,” confessed vet number three, “but if my great-grandfather was alive today, he’d be famous throughout the world.”
“Why? What did he do?” asked the others.
“Nothing much, but he would be 177 years old!”