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Start with the basics like: Your name.
Were you named for someone in your family? What town
were you born in? What hospital? Was there a
midwife? Your parents, what were their names?
Where were they born? How did your parents meet?
How many brothers do you have? Sisters? Who were
you closest to and why? What things scared you
when you were a child? What was your favorite
meal? Who was your favorite movie star? If you
were going on vacation tomorrow, where would you go?
What subject in school did you love, or hate? How
old were you when you learned to drive? How did
you feel the day you graduated from high school,
Family can make this a wonderful project
to remind Dad or Grandma about things they had forgotten
and didnít think anyone really cared aboutótheir life.
is a Volunteer Coordinator for the United Methodist
Homes Elizabeth Church Campus in Binghamton, New York.
She holds BS in Sociology, and graduated from SUNY at
Brockport. She is a mother of two, grandmother of
nine and wife to one very wonderful man. She has been a
Social Worker at a Childrenísí Home, an Information
Specialist in a library and a Director of Social
Services. You can reach JoAnn at