Writing our memories down about our grandparents, if we knew them, is important. If you are asking yourself how, don’t. Just start putting on paper what you remember. You will be surprised what things begin coming to your memory about your grandparents, parents and yourself. Special times, special places and ‘special foods’.
The nice things about doing this, is your children will get to know your grandparents, their great-grandparents. And then your memories can be passed down to their children, and so on.
I think one of the saddest things is seeing a picture of an ancestor and not knowing anything about them. They were here, they walked on this earth, they thought, they worked and toiled, and the only thing known, maybe, is their name.
My children have given me fancy writing journals, with instructions to write everything down. I have written some, and I plan on writing more. I did realize however, that I was not taking this serious enough. So with a change in perspective, I will now put down my memories about loved ones I knew who are gone. Through my memories my children will get to know them. They will begin to see some of their own traits came from their great-grandparents.
What has come before, gets passed into the future.