After many years of rumours & speculation, my father tells me I have 4 older half brothers & sisters, 2 of each. He’s in his mid-‘80’s now & had previously admitted to an older sister, (I found out about her on Christmas Day, three years ago...the best present ever!). I’d also first heard about an older half brother, about a decade ago. They were all out of wedlock, from separate women, whom he’d individually named, with a few other details. My only reaction was, “had you ever considered I may have wanted to know about them?” My late mother knew of them before they married & took the details to her grave. Ironically, at his father’s funeral, he found out about several older, retired, siblings, from an earlier marriage. No, I didn’t follow suit...was never interested in having kids or marriage, after experiencing my parent’s gong show, thank you.