Questions for Parents and Grandparents

  • Can you tell me about your grandparents? Your great-grandparents?
  • Tell me a favorite memory of me.
  • Can you tell me about one of the most difficult moments in your life?
  • Tell me about a teacher or other adult that had a big impact on your life while you were growing up.
  • Are there any positive moments or memories from your life that you think shaped who you are today? Are there any negative events or memories that you think shaped who you are today?
  • How has your life been different than how you imagined it would be when you were young?
  • How would like to be remembered?
  • What are your hopes and wishes for me? For my children?
  • If you knew this was going to be our last conversation, is there anything you’ve never told me that you want to share with me now?
  • Thinking about your family many generations from now, and knowing that they may hear this recording, is there anything you want to say to them? Any wisdom or advice you would like to share?
  • What are you proudest of? Why does it make you feel proud?
  • Can you tell me about one of your most difficult memories?
  • Can you describe one of your happiest memories?
  • Can you tell me about one or two people who have been the biggest influences on your life?