This book is set up with just enough questions, but also includes visual items too like envelopes and spaces for pictures and other memorabilia. It meant a lot to her, it made her feel like she was passing on her legacy and it brought us closer, giving us both a sense of continuance and comfort as the reality of her mortality loomed. These and other thoughtful questions will get Mom talking. What's something you wish you had asked your parents, but never did? The thing I would improve is I would have liked to see lines to write on, it just makes the pages look clean when someone is writing in great length. Though you never know how long you have being older parents we are more aware that life is short. Some of the questions are for someone who is obviously much older.
My 63 year old Mom is a bit hard to buy for but loved this gift. Maybe will get one for my dad also since we aren't as close. One thing's for sure: doing the interview will help make wonderful new memories, along with a volume that will be prized for generations to come. These and other thoughtful questions will get Mom talking. What's something you wish you had asked your parents but never did? Some of the questions don't really pertain to her and her generation.
One thing's for sure: Doing the interview will help make wonderful new memories, along with a volume that will be prized for generations to come. I highly recommend these for anyone with children; in my opinion they are the best published of their kind. Good: A book that has been read but is in good condition. They are ten months old this Christmas and won't remember the holiday the cardboard boxes will be as exciting as gifts. I just wanted a book where my mom could freely share her memories, so when she's gone a long time from now, I hope , I feel like I have a part of her to pass on. These and other thoughtful questions will get Mom talking. My Mom is only 65 and was not involved in the war, but her parents were my Grandparents.
The dust jacket for hard covers may not be included. I wanted to get something with a hard cover. I purchased this for my father for Father's Day this year, and he loved it! Though not all of the questions fit my life and some were difficult for me to find answers to now that my parents are gone; I think the girls will really appreciate this. At ThriftBooks, our motto is: Read More, Spend Less. The book is hardcover but with a spiral notebook type design inside which is nice because you don't have to worry about holding pages down when completing or reading them.
There is area for an immediate family tree. There are also blank pages in the back if he doesn't have enough room to write in the spaces provided, and attatched envelopes on the back cover to keep pictures in the back if he doesn't want to glue or tape them in the book. Its such a pretty little book and it takes away from it a bit. This is great simple conversation starters. I gave this to my mom to fill out so that I have her memories and story to keep and eventually pass on to my kids and grandkids. What's the most important thing you know now that you wish you'd known when you were my age? The goal is to get your Mom to answer the questions so that you have a keepsake and memories of her life after she's gone.
I also picked up All About Me and two blank journals for her and myself in case we are inspired to write more! What's something you wish you had asked your parents, but never did? Very minimal damage to the cover including scuff marks, but no holes or tears. It's charming and I love the area's for pictures and keepsakes! The book is of good quality and variety, it covers a lot of information. It's okay - we'll just continue to write in it through the years. The first one is about when my Mom became a Grandmother-which she is not. One thing's for sure: Doing the interview will help make wonderful new memories, along with a volume that will be prized for generations to come.
When you were a kid, what were some of the things you dreamed of being when you grew up? We are older first time parents 41 and 59, married over 15 years and wanted to leave fewer unanswered questions for our new daughters. Your donations and purchases fund our free job services programs and we're proud to be good environmental stewards with our award-winning recycling and salvage operations. However, if the book is too long, she will lose interest and not complete it. I'm hoping over the next year or so to help her complete the book. The spine may show signs of wear. There are only two questions in the entire book that don't apply to my Mom. She loves it and enjoys reminiscing about her life.
When you were a kid, what were some of the things you dreamed of being when you grew up? When did you realize your children had minds of their own? For this reason, perhaps a few questions need updating and tweaking so that they can apply to a broader spectrum of ages and possibilities, but not to erase the Grandmother and war questions entirely. I found another Father book and ordered two of the Mother books on Half. When my mother was very ill I sat next to her sick bed completing this journal with her over a couple of weeks. I bought this because my mother's mother just passed and I realized how little I knew about her and don't want to make that mistake with my own mother. Its not that she is a picky woman its that she doesn't ever want you to spend too much of your money on her. The majority of pages are undamaged with minimal creasing or tearing, minimal pencil underlining of text, no highlighting of text, no writing in margins.
I am looking forward to making this a priority and getting more answers over the coming month or so. All pages are intact, and the cover is intact. Since my mom lives quite the distance away, I gave this to her to fill out at her leisure and I told her she could change questions if she wanted or not answer those that might make her uncomfortable. The cover also had a few deep scratches in it, which bothered me a bit. I didn't realize this book is geared more towards older fathers who are closer to being or are already grandfathers. .