Highlights of my grandfather's life:
His father having a stroke and his mother being forced to take in lodgers at their house in London.
Playing soccer with the heads of Japanese soldiers in World War II.
Shooting a leopard in Burma.
Owning a mica mine.
Living in the house currently occupied by David Beckham (who bought it from Rod Stewart).
Running a horse racing track in Tehran.
Smuggling Scotch into the US in 2L soda bottles labled "horse linament".
Leaving his wife for a younger woman who spent all his money.
Wearing a bowler hat.
Being buried in a cardboard coffin.