Thursday, April 1, 2010

My Grandma's Scandalous BLOW OFF

Step into our little blow off time machine. We're taking you back to the 1930s, all the way to a country called Iran. It's my grandma's wedding day and she's about to get hitched to a guy she's never met or seen before. They say their "balehs" (the equivalent of I Do in farsi) and just like that she's officially married to a stranger.

Now, get back in the time machine. It's now the 1940's and roughly seven years later. My grandma is now a 28 year old mother of three. It's the summer her husband's 21 year old nephew comes to live with them. Oops, I forgot to mention, my grandmother was hot. Dark hair, gorgeous skin, bright green eyes. The nephew doesn't stand a chance. He falls head over heels in love with her. Stolen glances and sweet nothings turn into a full fledged emotional affair. But women in Iran, in the 1940s, with three kids, don't leave their husbands for a guy seven years younger than them. Unless of course you're as brave as my grandma.

All hell breaks loose. My grandma's family is appalled by her decision. Her husband is understandably hurt and betrayed. She realizes she could be making a huge and irreversible mistake that could cost her to lose her children. She goes back to her husband, but he won't take her back, and says he's already found someone else he wants to marry.

She's got no choice but to stand by the blow off.

My grandmother marries her husband's nephew (also known as my grandfather). They have five kids together, my mom being the youngest. One arranged marriage, one scandalous blow off, and sixty plus years later = 8 kids, 17 grandkids, and 10 great grandkids and counting. Wow. There's one blow off I'm thankful for.


  1. So you're saying you have cheating and betrayal in your blood?

  2. SCANDALE! But I love it. Your grandma was brave. GO grandma!

  3. Wow - amazing story! Those hot younger men get you every time!

  4. You need to make this into a movie! What an amazing story! I condone this affair 100%! Does that make me a hypocrite?