April 18, 2010

Sharing Memories (Week 21): Dear Old Grandpa!

This is Week 21 of our 52 weeks of Sharing Memories - A Genealogy Journey Journal. It's not too late to join in! Your memories can be private, you write them in a journal at home, or they can be shared publicly here on OliveTreeGenealogy Blog or on your own Blog.

This week the topic is Grandpa's Stories. What stories did your grandfathers tell? Were they funny? Sad? Dramatic?

Both my grandfathers died before I was born so I have no wonderful grandpa stories to share. But I'd love to hear yours!

My husband has wonderful memories of his paternal grandfather and has shared them with me over the years. I love hearing them and take great pleasure in seeing how much he likes to repeat those stories to me.


Sir Thomas said...

For your consideration regarding grandfather stories: http://www.celticandcannoli.com/2009/11/how-hard-is-hard-candy.html. I hope you enjoy.

vintage-cove said...

A few years before my Grandad passed away, I was getting into researching my family tree. I thought what a great reference source Grandad would be.

I wrote to him (the old fashioned way) and asked if he had any stories from his lifetime and explained why I was asking.

A month later I got a letter in return saying "I think you're too old to be sitting on my knee and telling stories to."

So there went my dream of connecting with the past, finding out more about what might have been a very interesting life. He lived life through some amazing times or war, and peace, and changing technology. And he took it all to the grave with him.

My advice is to pester your seniors while you still can. Find out what they can share with you.

Kind regards, Sandra.