Learn More About Your Relatives Through Storytelling

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It’s very important to Have the Talk of a Lifetime with your family members, and part of what makes those conversations special is getting to know your relatives. At your next family gathering, pull out a smartphone or digital recorder and preserve all the wonderful “remember when” stories that begin to surface as your loved ones sit around together. Someday, you’ll be very thankful you preserved those memories!

How to Conduct Your Interview

You may think you know all there is to know about your family members—but one “interview session” with a relative may show you otherwise. The next time you attend a family dinner or holiday gathering, pull aside some of your relatives and start asking them questions about their lives. Urge them to tell their stories; funny, sad, tragic—you want it all!

The following are some questions that can help prompt a detailed, animated story from a loved one:

  • What is your earliest memory?

  • When, where, and with whom did your first kiss take place?

  • What did you do on your very first date with your spouse?

  • What was your most embarrassing moment?

  • What is the scariest thing you ever did?

  • What was the best prank you ever pulled?

  • What are some of your favorite family memories?

  • If you could go back in time and change one thing in your life, what would it be?

You can also use a deck of Conversation Cards developed for Have the Talk of a Lifetime to make the interview even more interactive and fun. As you conduct these interviews with your loved ones, be prepared to have some “I never knew that!” moments of your own as you listen and share. Once you’ve completed the interviews, make audio or written copies of the conversations and give them to your family members to save for generations.

Have a Life-Changing Conversation with Your Family Today

As you interview your family members, relive favorite memories and discover new ones. Every person wants to feel that their life has been meaningful. Talk to your family members about memorialization and how they wish to be remembered when they pass away. Contact us today to order your deck of Conversation Cards and for more information how to Have the Talk of a Lifetime with your loved ones.

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