Jimmy MacBraintwit had heard a rumour that his father, grandfather and great-grandfather had all walked on water on their 21st birthdays. So, on his 21st birthday Jimmy and his cousin Bobby MacBraintwig went to the nearby loch. "If they did it, I can too!" he insisted. They rented a boat and started rowing. When they had reached the middle of the loch, Jimmy stepped off the side of the boat ... and nearly drowned. Furious and somewhat ashamed, he and Bobby headed for home. When he arrived back at the family farm, Jimmy asked his grandmother for an explanation. "Grandma, why can't I walk on water like my father and his father , and his father before him?" The feeble old grandmother took Jimmy by the hands, looked into his eyes and explained, "That's because your father, grandfather and great-grandfather were born in January ... you were born in July."
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