Jessica (moovelvet) wrote in writing_prompts,

A personal project

I'm not sure where else to post this, its a little off topic, but since we're all interested in writing here, I think you might be able to help. And I apologize if you see it more than once as it will be cross posted to quite a few places.

I have three living Grandparents; two Grandmothers and a Grandfather. Now that I'm 22 and leaving for England for 5 months I've come to the realization that they might not be around when I return. This is a frightening thought for me and I'd like to interview them, kind of, I guess that's what I'm calling it. I dont know where to start, or what questions to ask. My mom's parents grew up in rural areas, and are dairy farmers, so I can ask about that and what their lives were like as small children and how it was to raise 10 kids and what it was like to be a part of REALLY big families and such. And about the depression of course. My Grandmother on my father's side owned 4 bars in her lifetime and has lived in cities as well as rural areas, and she was born out of wedlock, which 81 years ago would have meant hell. So I'm thinking of asking her about growing up and about the bar scene. But I also want to know about relationships and politics and what mattered back then and how its changed and what they think. So... what kinds of questions does a person ask? Also, any other topics anyone can think of that might be interesting to query the older folk about?

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