Sometimes it's hard to remember that our grandparents had exciting lives before we came into the picture. Nonetheless, we can all stand to learn a thing or two from them. Talking with seniors about their past and listening to their life story is a valuable opportunity to get to know our relatives better and see them in a different light.
Many older adults have gone through the trials and successes that life experience often brings. Getting to know more about their history can help bring you and your loved ones closer. You might also gain some helpful advice or wisdom to use in your life. If they allow it, ask them these questions on video. You'll walk away with a moment saved in time to one day show a future generation if they ever ask about their family history.
It’s hard to find a good time to sit down with grandparents but consider holidays like Grandparent's Day, Mother's Day or Father's Day as a fitting time to make this a priority. Pull out old photos to reference and travel back to a time when your grandparents (or parents) lived a different life.