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10 Questions for Uncovering Family Stories

How do you spark storytelling among your family and preserve family memories?

StoryCall, a handbook, lists 10 questions to prompting family story:

  1. Did you have chores? What was your most and least favorite?
  1. When was the first time you drove?
  1. What was the first concert you attended?
  1. What were the main clothing styles during your school years, and how did you normally dress?
  1. What was your first trip alone or with friends?
  1. How did your beliefs differ from your parents?
  1. What do you believe are the keys to a successful marriage?
  1. What did you see as injustices in our society, and did you address them?
  1. What types of challenges did your parents or grandparents face as they aged?
  1. Do you have any regrets? If so, what are they?

Try these questions out, and let me know what stories they sparked?

About Bill High

Bill High is an author of several books and co-author with David Green of Giving It All Away and Getting It All Back Again: The Way of Living Generously: You can find him at and sign up for his blogs there.

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