Re: when he was so drawn
We sometimes take terms for relatives and attach them to people we are not related to, but usually it's limited to aunts and cousins, sometimes uncles. I have two friends who refer to a particular lady as "Auntie Jean" but they are not actually related in any way. The lady in question was the best friend of their respective mothers and was always around when my friends were children. They probably saw her more than they saw their actual aunts. At some point, probably their mother or Jean herself, started to refer to her as "Auntie Jean" because it has a nice, comforting, welcoming ring to it. The children picked up the phrase and the lady became "Auntie Jean" forever to them, even though there is no blood or marital relation at all.
Another friend refers to a lady she knows as her cousin. I once asked her how this person was her cousin but she looked confused and said "Oh, I suppose she's not really my cousin. She lived next door to me when I was a child and we were best friends all through school. For some reason, all my family refer to her as my cousin but she's not!"
I have never heard anyone referring to an old man as their grandfather if he is not, in fact, their grandfather.
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