Preserve Your Past
Taking a moment to chat with your elders can offer insight into your family history and what life was like back in the day. Record their answers, document their past and continue to share their story. Below are some questions that can help get the conversation started.
What’s your earliest memory?
Did you like school growing up?
What was your favorite school subject?
What did you want to be when you grew up?
What was a typical day like for you?
What’s the favorite memory you have of your parents?
Tell me about the city you grew up in.
Did you have any high school sweethearts?
What’s the most important lesson you learned from your parents?
Where did you meet your best friend? And how long did you stay in touch?
Did you get an allowance?
What was your favorite food growing up?
Are there any family heirlooms?