I already knew my grandfather was a multi-millionaire, but I randomly started googling his name because I was trying to find pictures of some of his antique bottle collections, and I realized that I don't know jack shit about my grandparent's lives. I found articles written both by him and about him, and he's even one of the sources for some wikipedia article. His bottle collection a few years ago was a highly anticipated event and was the highest-selling auction of antique bottles ever. Dropping $20k on a bottle to resell it for $50k is normal for him. This is the guy who I only see at holiday dinners who is really quiet and barely talks. I've never been close to my family. He likes to play games like rummikub and bocci ball and horseshoes and I never cared to learn about anyone in my family beyond what I've witnessed from personal experience. Makes me wonder what else I don't know. I don't even know what family I have beyond my immediate family and my grandparents. I don't have any cousins. I have some second and third cousins in Germany who I met once on a trip there. Beyond that, I don't really know. It's kind of blowing my mind.
"P-please don't stare at me like that. I get so...terribly shy."