Grandparent's Day Idea - Write your Family History

Kids with Grandparents

Have you ever caught yourself wishing you had asked your grandparents more questions about what it was like when they were growing up? I love to hear about the "simpler" times - when they lived on the farm, how it was having 9 kids in one small house, how every one chipped in to help out, etc.

A good way to record these memories is with a fill-in gift book that ask questions about a grandparent's life. This makes a very special keepsake and a perfect grandparent's day gift.

You can also create one of your own.  If you need help getting a jump start on good questions to ask, there is an ezine article called "Write Your Family History - 50 Questions You Must Ask Parents Or Grandparents Before They Die" that is a good guide on what questions to ask your grandparents.

You could print out the questions and answers (or have your grandparents fill in the answers.  Seeing them in their own handwriting adds a special touch), then make a scrapbook of the answers along with photos and other family memorabilia.

If you haven't already done this - don't hesitate! As Grandpa will tell you, he's not getting any younger!