Odds and Ends
2 9, 9:21am
Thank you for your kind comment! :-)
In all fairness I think @
deserves the most praise here as he actually brought the fresh perspective to light.
has been bitching at everything I write since a discussion between us about the Winter War ended with him claiming that we should trust Josef Stalins claim that he never intended to conquer all of Finland - which of course is an absurd statement that's rejected by every reputable historian in the world - but I guess he didn't like me telling him so... ;-)
Anyway, in this instance his comment is actually useful as he provided a link to the actual book in question.
Now all he cites from page 83 is about cases where the mother was unmarried - which is not at all what the comic is about.
In cases of a married women - which is what the comic is actually about - the book is more succinct as the procedure seems to have been much more straight forward:
"Most husbands accepted all children produced by their wives, although gossip might indicate otherwise."
I.E. it would seem that Humons comic is quite right.