Ten Outstanding Questions to Ask Your Grandparents

One amazing life, one chance to live it, share it, tell it. Don’t miss out on helping to save a life by capturing some of your grandparents’ memories. Today I’m giving you 10 questions, print them out, get the grands comfie over cake and coffee after lunch on Sunday, then hit “record” on your phone. Ask the questions. And just listen. Really listen! Follow the rabbit trails by all means, but come back to the questions. It will be one of the best hours you’ve ever spent, I guarantee it.


For more inspiration go to https://grandparentsday.org/

“Every day can be Grandparents Day. The official commemorative day is the Sunday after Labor Day. If you’re celebrating Grandparents Day throughout the year, these resources can help with ideas on how to Do Something Grand.”


Top 10 Questions

  • What are the 3 most important things in life to you?
  • Describe your best friend in high school.
  • Tell me about how and when you learned to drive.
  • What is the most memorable historical event from your life?
  • What has been the best decision in your life? Why?
  • What has been the worst decision you’ve made? Why?
  • Who has been the kindest to you during your life and why?
  • What makes you laugh? Cry?
  • Describe your childhood.
  • What are you proudest of in your life?


Rev. Berndt — Good Samaritan Society:

“It is an incredible gift to be the recipient of someone’s legacy. It can be life transforming. …. Our lives can be shaped by the legacies that others share with us, but in turn, we have a responsibility and a challenge to share the wisdom … and experience we have gathered over the years.”


Reminder:  Special Offer for Grandparents Day

Do you have amazing grandparents? This Sunday, September 10 is Grandparents Day so in celebration I’m offering a 15% discount on any personal history service booked during the next two weeks. Maybe you want some one on one coaching to jump start your own memoir. Maybe you’d like to give Grandma and Grandpa a photo story book complete with a bit of their personal story. Or perhaps you’d like to honor them with a complete life history. Whatever option you choose, they’re sure to be delighted and now is the perfect time to start.

Contact me at Karen@rememberingthetime.net or 575-323-1048 for a free consultation to talk about the possibilities.

I’d love to hear how your Grand Interview went—please let me know. Perhaps I can share your story in an upcoming post.



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