Kids Want to Know Their Family History

Recently our 8 year old grandson spent the night to celebrate his birthday with us. We planned fun things like breakfast at a restaurant, shopping for his birthday present, kite flying and grandpa teaching him how to use a BB gun. What was his request? “I want to see the place where dad grew up.”  It was important to him to know and see where dad lived when he was 8. We made a road trip south of Monroe to show him the home place and tell a few stories. And a picture was required.

Home Place

Our Home Place

It is easy to overlook the fact that our grandkids are interested in our stories. I’m always looking for ways to share stories in a meaningful way. Over the next month I have 3 grandchildren graduating from high school. Each is going to receive a photo book with a collection of pictures spanning 18 years….many they probably have never seen because they are in my digital collection on a computer. It is a way for me to share our unique “grandparent-grandchild” story….and something to keep for the next generation.

Do you need some inspiration for sharing your story? Check out this FamilySearch blog: 52 Questions in 52 weeks: Writing Your Life Story Has Never Been Easier. Leave a legacy by sharing your stories…don’t let them die with you.


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