What do you want to know?

IMG_0007In continuing with our memories and writing them down,  have you ever thought about your grandmother or grandfathers? What were they like? How was their life? Did your grandfather fight in a war? Did your grandmother work outside of the home? What were there favorite pastimes? How many children did they have?

I was fortunate, I knew my mother’s parents. And yet, I wish a thousand times I had asked them important questions like, what did you do as a child? What did you play? What was it like for you growing up. There are questions after questions that would have given me a portal into their past. Yet at my age, I never thought of that.  There are a few writings we have from them, but not of their past.

It would be so wonderful for my sister and brother to have pages upon pages from them, telling of their life as children, teens, and young adults and  what they liked, what they believed and what their parents were like?

Since we don’t we can’t know answers from the past, but we know how they lived their lives. With principles, integrity, compassion, love, and faith. That was their legacy to us.

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About Susan Reichert

Editor-in-Chief of Southern Writers Magazine, a magazine for authors and people who love to read.We highlight and promote authors and their books. Married with four daughters. Live in the South. President of a Writers Group.
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