Child (young, teen or adult) interviewing parent or grandparent

  • Can you tell me about someone you’ll always remember?
  • Can you tell me about someone who has had a big influence on your life? What lessons did that person teach you?
  • What do you feel most grateful for in your life?
  • What are some of the most important lessons you’ve learned in life?
  • What is your favorite memory of me?
  • How has your life been different than what you imagined?
  • What are you proudest of in your life?
  • If you could hold on to one memory from your life forever, which would it be?
  • How would you like to be remembered?
  • Can you remember the time in your life when you felt the most alone?
  • Do you have any regrets?
  • If you were to die suddenly this evening, what would you regret not having done? Why haven’t you done it?
  • When was the last time you cried and why?
  • What are your hopes for me? For my children?
  • For future generations of your family listening to this years from now: is there any wisdom you’d want to pass on to them? What would you want them to know?
  • Is there anything that you’ve never told me but want to tell me now?
  • Are there things about me that you’ve always wanted to know but have never asked?
  • Turn the tables: tell the person you’re interviewing what they’ve meant to you.