|My Mom's Family|
Earlier this year I created a document filled with questions that asked about childhoods, memories of parents/grandparents, past pets, and stories about siblings. I then sent this questionaire to all my family members and asked them to answer the questions and send the questionaire back. They did (I'm sharing some of my mother's answers below. Don't drink anything hot while you read her comments. Don't want to be responsible for cooking your nose.)
|My mom with her brother Jim and sister Alice|
What kinds of pets did you have growing up? A Pekingese puppy was the only pet that was all mine. His name was Chris, because I got him for Christmas. OK, not very original, I know. They wouldn’t let me call him Baby Jesus.
What’s the most memorable story you have about a sibling? My brother Jim shooting at me one morning with my BB gun while I was waiting for the school bus. I looked like a Ninja, fending off the BBs with my lunch box. Also, one time he put a toenail clipping in my BLT sandwich. Years later he joined the Army and went to Germany. I didn’t know when he was supposed to come home, but one day when I was a sophomore in HS, he drove up in a baby blue Ford convertible to pick me up after school. He was wearing his uniform and was just excruciatingly handsome. I was so proud and very happy.
|My "Granny" as a young girl at her family's farm|
It doesn't take long to come up with a list of questions and to send them to family members, but the information gathered and placed in a book will last a lifetime for generations to come. I hope you'll think about doing this "great" idea with your family too.