Sample Questions

You will have access to over 1000 questions under the following chapters:

Dedication Chapter
Just The Facts
Your Family and Ancestry
The House of Your Growing Up
Childhood / Neighborhood
Elementary School Years
Life In A Small Town
Holidays and
High School
Military Service
Romance and Relationships
The House You Raised Your Family In
Moments From Your Adult Life
Politics and History
Your Community
Your House Now
Everyday Life
Travels and Leisure
Moods, Attitudes, Philosophies
Looking Back or 20/20 Hindsight
Hard Questions
Heavy Questions
Special Chapter on Personal or Family Medical History
Special Community Chapter on Living with AIDS
Special Community Chapter on Surviving Cancer
Special Community Chapter on Being African American
Special Community Chapter on Katrina Neighborhoods
Special Community Chapter on Being Gay / Life as a Homosexual

Following is a sampling of the questions you will find within the chapters:

What was your motherís name? Your fatherís name? Your grandmothersí names? Your grandfathersí names? What did you call them?

Were they born in America? If not, where were they born? What circumstances brought them to the place where you were born? Were there people already there whom they knew, or did they come into the community alone? Was the community welcoming to them?

Can you remember what you daydreamed about as you looked out of your bedroom window in the house of your growing up?

If now, you could move back into the house you grew up in, just the way it was then, would you? Why, or why not?

Did you collect anything when you were a child? Bugs, baseball cards, marbles, china figurines? Do you collect anything now?

Was school work hard or easy for you?  Who were your favorite teachers and why?

Do you like your birthday or do you dread it? What birthday do you remember the most from your youth? What kind of parties did your parents give for you?

Did you change much at college? Did your parents notice? Did your friends back home notice? Did they mention it to you?

Where were you stationed during your years in the military? Describe what it was like.

When you get together with buddies to tell war stories, what stories do you tell?

Do you attend sporting events, or any events in an outdoor arena in your town? Car races? Football games?

Do you feel as if you were in the right career for you? What would have been your dream career?

Do you remember your first kiss?

Why did you name your children what you named them? Describe your children's personalities.

What are some special memories spent with family? Write as much as you want.

When your children moved out, did the house feel like a different place? Did you like it as much?

Who are your best friends? What do you like about them?  What are some special memories of times spent with friends?

What is the last book you read? Why did you choose that one? Where were you sitting when you read it?

List your responsibilities.

Who was the greatest President of the United States?

How has life or "society" changed through the years?

What advice would you give to a child?