Last night at dinner middle son was practicing his states. They have to memorize them in alphabetical order and be able to label a US map correctly.
Mawmaw says to DH: Well, I have a question.
Mawmaw: We still own Japan, right?
(I grabbed my glass and raised it up to hide my face. SO glad it's his turn this time!)
DH: No, we don't own Japan, Mawmaw.
Mawmaw: When did we sell it?
DH: We never owned it.
Mawmaw: But we whooped them in the war, right? So we owned Japan. That's the way it works. You lose the war, you lose your country.
DH: No, that's not the way it works.
Mawmaw: Well, it was when the war ended. They must have changed the rules sometime recently.
She was a young adult when WWII ended. I have no idea where she got that idea or why she never realized it was wrong. I can tell you that I don't think she really believes DH, though! lol