Prince Marty
May 30, 2005 10:13 AM   Subscribe

From Minnesota to Nigeria - Marty was born in the USA and adopted at three years old. In his late 30s he found his biological parents, a woman named Kathleen and a Chief from Nigeria, making him a Nigerian Prince. via Chookooloonks
posted by SuzySmith (12 comments total)
Wow. I'm feeling just a little bit teary eyed.
posted by jacquilynne at 10:35 AM on May 30, 2005

What a great story. Thanks, SuzySmith.
posted by saladin at 10:38 AM on May 30, 2005

I spent this morning reading Chookoolonks (wonderful blog about adoption) and found the link to Marty's story. After I read all I could about him, I was teary eyed, too. The various pictures of him with his families just got me.
posted by SuzySmith at 10:49 AM on May 30, 2005

[this is good]
posted by Freen at 11:08 AM on May 30, 2005

I just hope no one posts a 419 related joke.
posted by delmoi at 11:28 AM on May 30, 2005

When I first read this, my first thought was that Nigerian royal family spam had caught another victim.
posted by AlexReynolds at 11:31 AM on May 30, 2005

[this is very good]

Made me cry, too. I like it when good things happen in the world.
posted by librarina at 11:42 AM on May 30, 2005

These are the best bits of the story.
posted by jb at 12:47 PM on May 30, 2005

You see Brad Pitt may date, marry, divorce, and date more Hollywood starlets and make $20,000,000 per film, but I am truly rich.

Oh, good Lord. That actually did make me cry. Now my senior project manager thinks he's upset me.
posted by jacquilynne at 1:05 PM on May 30, 2005

"Then a letter arrived telling him he was part of a Nigerian dynasty." delmoi, even the subhead was begging for it. My snark defeated, I'll have to go read the article now.
posted by VulcanMike at 2:35 PM on May 30, 2005

What a great story! I hope he does get to go back to Nigeria many times, and bring his wife and kids.
posted by Asparagirl at 6:35 PM on May 30, 2005

This is touching. I just forwarded it on to a few friends. Great post, SuzySmith.
posted by Sully6 at 10:46 AM on May 31, 2005

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