19/23 I just found out last week, that all my life, my mother has been addicted to speed, and has been hiding her addiction from my sister and I as best she could. On top of that, every single night, she takes sleeping pills.
I also learned that her family is convincing her to lie to my father and continue her addiction, instead of getting help, purely to spite my father. I'd always suspected my mother had a drug problem, but never brought it up. My younger sister is still in the dark, and I intend to keep it that way. For now I'm just watching my mother slowly kill herself.
20/23 Finding out from my mother when I was ~13 that the reason I hadn't seen my father since I was 4 was because he sexually abused me as an infant :( .
21/23 When I was a kid my parents took me to Universal Studios in LA. When we were there we met Mr. T and I spent the next 20 years telling my friends that I had met Mr. T.
Everything came crashing down when I had dinner one night with my parents and a girlfriend. The topic of meeting famous people came up, and I told my Mr. T story. My parents chuckled and corrected me, "You mean you met a character impersonator playing Mr. T." Childhood. Ruined.
22/23 From a few things my grandfather said before he died it appears that my great-grandmother (his mother) was an abortionist. My mum remembers her as a very conservative Catholic.
23/23 My Grampa was having trouble hearing and it took us a while to convince him to get a hearing aid. In the meantime he got a phone call saying his uncle John had died. He asked about a funeral and was told their wasn't one. That was 2, maybe 3 years ago. I really only saw John when he came up for Christmas, but he was quite the character and my whole family has missed him.
A couple weeks ago, my grampa's cousin came to visit. Grampa was talking about how he missed John since he died. His cousin said "What are you talking about I just saw him 2 weeks ago!". Turns out my grampa misheard the phone call. We figure someone else died but we still don't know who. John's probably been wondering why no one invites him for Christmas anymore, or visits, or calls.