Preserve Your Family Memories and Give A Gift To Current and Future Generations
Picking out the perfect gift to give to your parents and grandparents can be challenging. If you listen to what they want, however, you may be surprised.
Sometimes, what they want is someone to listen to them and their stories. Will you remember their tales when they’re gone?
In the last 100 years, our world has changed so much — from coal stoves to computers, from horse and buggies to moon landings, and from an agricultural-based society to world economy that has survived two world wars and moved into the nuclear age.
Our parents and grandparents have seen a lot. Their stories often bring chuckles and grins and shouldn’t be forgotten. Have you recorded them?
If you are comfortable with the interviewing process, go for it. If not, the Library of Congress can give you a hand. Its Veterans History Project is designed to help people interview veterans about their experiences during military service.
You can use these templates http://www.loc.gov/vets/kit.html to begin your interviews. Supplement them with a variety of photos.
The stories you collect can be a beloved record of your family’s history.