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Her mum lied about her name

Her mum lied about her name
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“I found my mother’s original birth certificate. Her name was Ada. When she was 15 or 16 she decided she didn’t like that name and scratched it out and wrote in her name of choice. She then told anyone who saw it that the doctor got it wrong and that’s how they corrected things ‘back then.’”  – Stephanie Hodge via quora.com.

Uncle had big bucks

Uncle had big bucks
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“After my uncle passed away in October, we were quite surprised to find that, despite his hermetic lifestyle and shoddy abode, he had over half a million in cash.”  – Anonymous via reddit.com

 

His mother had a secret husband

His mother had a secret husband
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“Going through my mother’s papers I found her passport from Austria, under the name “Ida Pinkasowich.” I thought my mother’s maiden name was Sachs (which I took after she died), so who was Pinkasowich? Well, she lived in Vienna for a number of years. There she met and married a young man, Eric Pinkasowich – I have their wedding certificate – and together they emigrated to the US. I have very few relatives, and when I asked about this, all they could tell me was that they think Eric died of tuberculosis sometime in the early 1950s. I believed that until this year. I had cause to go through all of the papers again in January, and this time I discovered that my mum divorced Eric in 1949, for “abuse and neglect”! I found the original court papers she filed and the court decree granting the divorce.”  – Robert Sachs via quora.com.

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Grandpa had some questionable pastimes

Grandpa had some questionable pastimes
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“A sap. It’s the lead-weighted, leather-wrapped club favoured by tough guys and mobsters in the ’20s and ’30s. My grandfather had it in the door pocket of his white Ford Taurus.”  – BatMally via reddit.com.

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Dad had multiple girlfriends

Dad had multiple girlfriends
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“When my father died, we went into his AOL account and found out he was courting three different women from his past and would use the same romantic language and phrasing with each one, with only minor differences.”  – Wendy Boucher-Fischer via quora.com.

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Grandpa had a mistress in Mexico

Grandpa had a mistress in Mexico
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“I’m pretty sure that my grandfather had a mistress somewhere in Mexico. It was acknowledged during his life that he frequently visited Mexico. I remember when I was a kid, he sometimes taught me Spanish words for things he made in his wood shop. It was 20 years after his death, and eight years after my mother’s, that my father told me about my mother’s father’s mistress. I tried to get confirmation from my aunt, and she said that she wasn’t 100 percent sure, but she remembered that he would sometimes just leave, and come back three to six months later, and that he went every year.” – Woorankdown via reddit.com

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His grandfather’s death could have been prevented

His grandfather’s death could have been prevented
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“We found LOTS of stuff related to the collapse of the steel mills in the area and my grandfather’s pension and healthcare being gutted. It was horrifying to see just how callously he and his coworkers were treated. He ended up dying of a treatable medical condition at a fairly young age because he was trying to wait for Medicare to kick in before getting treatment.”  – Joey Dalan via quora.com.

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Grandpa had friends in high places

Grandpa had friends in high places
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“After my grandfather died we found a framed picture of Liberace that said ‘Dear (grandpa’s name), thanks for everything!!’ We have literally no idea how they would have interacted.” – Anonymous via reddit.com.

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Dad took out a life insurance policy…on his infant daughter

Dad took out a life insurance policy…on his infant daughter
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“My dad passed away in 1999 when I was 37. I flew back to Ontario for his funeral and to look through his papers. I found a life insurance policy on me and it was kind of shocking to find! I had no idea about it and there was nothing for my dad, just me! But to be fair, I was a very, very sick child and it was dated 1964, if memory serves me correctly. When I was about six months old I started having asthma attacks. On many occasions they thought I might die so I guess my Dad bought this life insurance to bury me should the need arise…I’m very glad it didn’t!”  – Dianna Bo via quora.com

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Mum predicted the future

Mum predicted the future
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“My mum passed away on Sept. 11, 2017. I still have only gone through a fraction of her stuff, and she was a bit of a packrat so some stuff I found was somewhat surprising, but knowing her it wasn’t unexpected. No, the shocking part was in the first couple weeks going through her wallet. First, a little background. My mum was my best friend and my confidant. I’ve been unhappily married for almost 11 years now and very unhappy for the last five. She was the only one who really knew. She also knew that I never stopped having feelings for my high school sweetheart. Well, I opened her wallet one day and was going through the pictures, and there it was. She had kept the photo of my high school girlfriend in her wallet for 18 years. Three months later, [my old girlfriend] would confess to me that she still had feelings for me too. My mum had always had the ability to predict the future, and I have no doubt that she thought we would get back together one day. I don’t know what the future holds, but she might be right.” – Sean Devos via quora.com.

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