But the ending is what really happens in these situations a great deal of the time. Never heard the whole story but when I was about eight years old my parents told me that I was adopted as my mom couldn't have any kids. Tried before but I believe stillborn. Since I was born during WWII I was probably one of these war babies and my birth mother probably had me when her husband was fighting the war and couldn't afford to raise a child alone. Single parenting was much less common and nearly taboo in those days. This is just a guess, maybe fodder for a future song.