The Synergistic Family
Synergism: The action of separate substances that in combination produce an effect greater than that of any component taken alone.
Funk & Wagnall's Standard College Dictionary
MY GRANDDAUGHTER, at the moment unborn, may live well into her nineties, if not beyond, and be married at least twice, maybe three, perhaps four times. Her divorces will be no-fault divorces. It is also likely that she will be the complacent biologic mother of two or three children by various fathers and the affectionate social mother of another brood via her several husbands and their ex-wives. Her family ties, biological and social, will be more extensive than mine and possibly more amiable. She will probably have decent, even loving relations with all her wide family connections. I also believe that for her generation, her mating and marital habits will not seem unusual or "unstable." If anything, given her blood lines, she will probably represent the "Establishment," being a fully paid-up member in good standing of the typical American fam