Journal Jar - Min historia i en burk
Journals "Preserve your memories - seal them up well. What you
forget, you can never retell. But a journal that's kept fresh on
the shelf Will help someone through rough times Maybe even
Vilka r dina ml och drmmar? Om du skulle beskriva dig sjlv, hur
skulle du d se ut? Vem r din bsta vn? Varfr? Vilket r det mest
pinsamma minne/upplevelse? Nr var du mest stolt ver dig sjlv? Nr
var dina frldrar som mest stolt ver dig? Vilken var din
favoritlrare i skolan? Varfr? r du njd med hur du ser ut? Om inte,
vad skulle du vilja ndra p? Vad r den mest konstiga drm du ngonsin
haft? Gillade du att g i skolan? Varfr? Vad var ditt bsta mne i
skolan? Vad var ditt smsta mne i skolan? Var du involverad i ngon
speciell grupp i skolan? (ex skolkren, teatergrupp) Vad r det fr
hndelser idag i tidningen? Vad har hnt i vrlden idag? (Klistra grna
in en notis frn en tidning.) Hade du ngon favoritsak nr du var
liten? Varfr? Vad r ditt favoritintresse? Vilken r din senast sedda
biofilm? Vilken r din favoritbok? Vad har du fr dold talang? (som
inte mnga vet om) Vilken r din favoritsng? Hur ser en vanlig dag ut
fr dig? Vilken r den julklapp som du kommer ihg mest? Varfr? Vem
fick du den av? Hur vill du bli ihgkommen den dagen du har gtt
bort? Vilket r ditt favoritresml? Varfr? Om du fick vlja, vart i
hela vrlden skulle du vilja ka? Varfr? Vem var din frsta
barn/ungdomskrlek? Hur gammal var du d? Har du trffat honom p
sistone? Brukar du motionera? Vilken typ av motion och varfr?
Beskriv varje familjemedlem. Vad r det bsta som du gjort med ditt
liv? Har du haft ngra husdjur? Vilken var din favorit och varfr?
Vad r ditt fulla frnamn? r du dpt efter ngon speciell person?
Skulle du vilja heta ngot annat? Vilken r din favoritmatrtt? Varfr?
Vad minns du om dina farfrldrar? Vad hette dem o nr var de fdd? Vad
minns du om dina morfrldrar? Vad hette dem o nr var de fdd?
Vilken var din bsta semester o varfr? Vilken av dina kusiner har
du bst kontakt med? Beskriv din favorit aktivitet p sommaren.
Beskriv din favorit aktivitet p hsten. Om du skulle bo ngon
annanstans, vart skulle det vara och varfr? Skriv ner 5 saker som
du r tacksam over. Vad r det absolut vrsta du vet? Vad r det
absolut bsta du vet? Vad r det bsta med Sverige? Det smsta? Skriv
ngot om det bsta r du ngonsin haft. Vad vill du fra vidare nr det
gller minnet om din pappa? Vad vill du fra vidare nr det gller
minnet om din mamma? Vad vill du fra vidare nr det gller minnet om
ditt/dina syskon? Hur var det att flytta hemifrn? Var flyttade du?
Skriv ner hur det var att ta krkortet och nr krde du sjlv fr frsta
gngen? Bertta om hur det kndes nr du frstod att du vntade barn fr
frsta gngen. Vad r det vrsta matrtt du ngonsin tillagat? Skriv ner
ngra tankar/knslor om din frsta frlossning? Skriv ner ngra
tankar/knslor om din andra frlossning? Vad r det gulligaste
ditt/dina barn sagt eller gjort? Hur knns det att vara en frlder?
Skriv ner dina knslor. Vad r det snllaste ngon har gjort mot dig?
Vad r det roligaste du har varit med om? Var gifte du dig? Varfr
just denna plats/ort? Vem har du varit/r du gift med? Vilken person
har haft strst inverkan p ditt liv? Varfr? Var det positivt eller
negativt? r det ngot du r rdd fr och varfr? Skriv ner fakta om det
frsta stlle som du minns du har bott i/p. Vad r det bsta
party/fest/kalas du varit p? Hur kndes det nr en nra vn/slkting
dog? Vilka r de bsta minnen du har av er tillsammans? Vilken r din
favorit komiker och varfr? Nr skrattade du sist s du grt och varfr?
Vad r det tidigaste minnet du har frn dagis/skolan? Vad r det
modigaste du ngonsin gjort? Varfr? Hur ska en bsta vn vara? Hur
kndes det nr du beskte dina mor- eller farfrldrar? r det ngot
speciellt du kommer ihg? Hade du ngon favoritsak som du sov med som
liten? Brukade du hjlpa till hemma som barn? Vilket/vilken var din
syssla som oftast? Vilken r din favorit rstid? Varfr? Vilka
tidningar brukade du lsa i som ung? Varfr? Kommer du ihg frsta
gngen du skulle sova borta? Hur kndes det att komma hem? Brukade du
samla p ngot speciellt som barn? (bokmrken, frimrken, dockor mm mm)
Hur tillbringade du somrarna som barn? Vilket rd vill du ge de som
r yngre n dig? Beskriv din relation med/till din pappa. Beskriv din
relation med/till din mamma. Vad jobbade din pappa med nr du var
barn? Beskriv ngon/ngra som du bodde granne med i din barn- eller
r det ngot idag som du tycker om att gra som du ven tyckte om
att gra som barn? r det ngon speciell doft som du minns frn din
barn- eller ungdomstid? Har du trffat ngon knd person? Nr? Var?
Hur? Vad r din favorit parfym? Vad r det godaste lukt du vet?
(blomma, matrtt, parfym) Hur sg en julafton ut fr dig som barn?
Beskriv ditt frsta avlnade jobb. Vart? Kommer du ihg vilken ln du
fick? Vad ville du bli som barn? Vilket instrument skulle du vilja
kunna spela? Har du ngot favorit TV-program? Varfr? r du en ?slsa?
eller en ?spara?? Varfr? Tycker du om att laga mat? Vilket r ditt
favoritrecept? r det ngot du ngrar som du inte gjorde nr tillflle
gavs? Vad gillar du fr typ av humor? Brukar du g regelbundet i
kyrkan? Varfr/varfr inte? r du hger- eller vnsterhnt? Anvnder du
glasgon eller linser? Hur lnge har du is fall haft dem? Vilken r
din favorit glass? Varfr? Rita en bild av huset du bor i. Rita ett
sjlvportrtt. Hur brukar du fira psk? Hur mycket kostar en liter
mjlk, en liter bensin, 6 st gg idag? Vilken r din favorit frg och
varfr? Vilken r din favorit skdespelare och varfr? Vad brukar du
skratta t? Har du ngon favorit godis? Varfr? Har du ngon dlig vana
du skulle vilja slippa? r du en morgonmnniska eller kvllsmnniska?
Vad r din favorit matrtt p julbordet och varfr? Vilka tre saker
skulle du ta med dig till en de ? Hur lng r du och hur mycket vger
du idag? Beskriv omrdet du bor i. Vilken r din favorit veckodag?
Brukar du gra ngot speciellt denna dag? Har du ngra speciella
minnen frn dina barndomsjular? Vad brukade du leka som barn med
dina vnner? Den frsta bil som du kommer ihg som dina frldrar hade,
hur sg den ut? Modell, frg? Beskriv din brllopsdag. Tycker du om nr
det snar? Varfr/varfr inte? Hur lng och hur mycket vgde du nr du
fddes? Vilket BB fddes du p? Vad tycker du om att ka till
Bilbesiktningen? r du en god frlorare eller dlig frlorare? Vilket r
ditt favorit intresse? Hur lnge har du haft det? Bertta hur dagen
som du gick ut skolan var. Regnade det? Var det soligt?
Uppvaktning? Fest med klassen? Vilken r din favorit blomma? Vad fr
dig att skratta? Vad fr dig att njuta? (mat, knslor, personer?) Vad
skulle du kpa eller gra om du vann 1 miljon kronor? Bertta om
huskurer fr att bota frkylningar, tandvrk eller liknande du
upplevt. Vad tycker du r den mest omvlvande vrldshndelsen under
ditt liv och varfr?
Beskriv den mest allvarliga sjukdom eller olycka du varit med
om. Beskriv en perfekt vrdag. Beskriv en perfekt hstdag. Beskriv en
perfekt vinterdag. Beskriv en perfekt sommardag. Om du hade ett
speciellt gmstlle som barn bertta om det.
What lessons did you take as a child? Did any carry over into
adulthood? Describe your first job. What is the most wonderful
thing that ever happened to you? What was the worst thing that ever
happened to you? Did you have a close relationship with any of your
grandparents? Tell about it. What were your father's best traits?
His worst? What traits do you share? Describe your Sundays as a
child. Tell about your favorite Aunt or Uncle What is your advice
for good health? How many brothers and sisters do you have? Tell
about each of them. Tell about a practical joke that was played on
you or that you played on someone else. What did you do when you
were a child that got you in the most trouble and how did your
parents handle it? What are some of the superstitions that you
remember growing up with? Describe your parent's courtship and
wedding as best you can. What is the most important lesson,
message, or advice that you have learned that you might pass on to
others? What convinced you most in your choice of a spouse? Tell
something about each of your children, their personalities, their
talents, and the traits that make them each special and unique.
Write a want ad that describes your spouse. Tell about a
frustrating experience you have had with a car. Did it snow where
you lived as a child? What kinds of things did you do when it
snowed? Describe a typical day during your high school years. What
are your favorite colors, flowers, food, activities and hobbies?
Tell about a special date you had with a girl/boyfriend. What
things do you enjoy today that you enjoyed doing as a child?
Describe them then and now. How did you like being the oldest,
youngest or middle child? What were the advantages and
disadvantages? Do you have a favorite author - who? why? Describe a
trip downtown as a youngster. Tell about your favorite books as a
child, youth, adult. What kinds of chores were you responsible for
while you were growing up? Tell about them.
What board games or card games did you play while growing up?
Who did you play with? Did you ever go bowling? Tell about it. What
were swimming suits like when you were young? Tell about an
experience with one of your children's teachers. Were you ever lost
as a child? Tell about it. Did you ever break a bone or have
stitches? Tell about it. What were you afraid of as a child? Why?
Did this fear follow you into adulthood? Tell about a time in your
life when you were surprised. Tell about a time that you surprised
someone. Tell about sibling rivalry within your family. Describe
your room as a child. Did you have your own room or have to share
it with a sibling? Tell some experiences. Do you remember your
family getting a new piece of furniture, a new car or something
similar when you were a child? Tell about what you did while
visiting your grandparents or aunt and uncle. Did you ever roller
skate, ice skate, ski, or something similar? Did you share any
special interest with your mother or father? Did you walk to school
or ride a bus? Where did you live while growing up? (city, state,
country) What was one of your favorite treats as a child? Did your
grandmother make any special desserts or food that you enjoyed?
Tell about a time that you helped someone in time of need. Tell
about a time that someone helped you in time of need. Tell about
your first car. Have you ever picked up a hitchhiker? Or been one?
Tell about your first serious boy/girlfriend. What form of
transportation did you have while growing up? Tell about a party
that you hosted at your house or your parent's house. Tell about a
disastrous experience. Did you ever save money for a big purchase?
Did you go to college or have vocational training - where or when?
What do you think about movies - what is your favorite movie and
why? Who was your best friend while you were growing up? Do you
still associate with them? What did your parents do for work while
you were growing up? What is your favorite book? Tell about an
experience you had with your friends while growing up. Tell about
the most trying experience you have ever had. Tell about going to a
high school dance. Describe the places where you hung out with your
friends as a teenager. Tell about a person in school who was mean
or snobby. Tell about a double date. What games did you play in
Tell about some of your family traditions - Christmas,
birthdays, Graduation, 4th of July, Halloween, Thanksgiving,
hunting, funerals, weddings, Mothers and Fathers Day. Do you
remember any outstanding family trips or vacations? Tell about
where you were and what you remember at the time of a historic
event in your lifetime. Did you have a bicycle? What was it like?
Describe a childhood birthday. Describe a childhood Christmas.
Describe a typical school day as a child in elementary school. What
education did you receive other than at school? What was your
favorite place to go with your family when you were young? Tell
about retirement. When, where and what will you do (or are you
doing) with your time? Write one sentence that tells "how to live
successfully". Would you choose differently if you could choose
occupations again? Why? Any advice? What was your most embarrassing
moment? Describe the most serious illness or accident you have had.
Describe your first home as a young couple. Describe your wedding
day. Did you have a job as a child? (paper route, lawn mowing,
babysitting, etc.) What were some of your favorite playground
activities? What fragrance would you say takes you back in time and
what does it remind you of? Where did you go to meet new people
when you were in your youth? Tell about your temperament as a child
- has it changed? Did you ever set anything on fire or know someone
who did? Did you ever get a spanking? Grounded? Tell about what you
did and the punishment. Tell about a star gazing experience. Have
you ever spent any time out of the USA? Describe how the ways of
doing household chores was different when you were growing up than
it is today. Did you ever have a favorite scary story while you
were growing up? What was it about? Did you ever have a graveyard
or a haunted house experience? Did you ever keep a secret about
someone? Are you still keeping it today? Tell about it if you can!
Tell about going to the County Fair or the amusement park when you
were a child. Describe getting a Christmas tree with your family as
a child. Tell when and how it was decorated. Tell about
"hand-me-downs" you received or gave. Tell about the "Tooth Fairy"
and other personages you remember. Tell about learning a skill from
either of your parents, cooking, sewing, cleaning, fixing things,
etc. Describe what you think it is like to live with you.
Describe one of your favorite outfits of all time...a dress,
shoes, shirt, hat. How did you feel about school? Were you or do
you remember anyone in your school class being punished by a
teacher? List and tell about at least three good qualities about
yourself. What do you feel has been the most significant event that
has taken place in your lifetime and how has it affected you? Tell
something you remember about your relationship with your
grandfather. Tell something you remember about your relationship
with your grandmother. Tell about the homes you lived in as a
child. Do you remember any of the addresses or telephone numbers?
Who lived next door? Tell about your involvement with a civic or
political group. Did you grow up with music in your family? Tell
about a bully in your neighborhood or at school. Name the most
romantic song you can remember and tell why. Make a list of the
things in your junk drawer and tell why you are keeping them. Tell
about some of the most exciting experiences with scouting. List a
few of the simple things in life that make you smile and tell why.
Name the personality trait you most admire and tell why. Do you
know many people with this trait? Do you remember your favorite
childhood fantasy? Did your mother or grandmother sew, quilt, knit
or crochet? Tell about things made. Describe a typical day in your
life from what time you get up in the morning to bedtime. Tell
about being a grandparent. Name your grandchildren. How did you
feel when you first became a grandparent? Tell about how, when and
where you learned to drive a car. Any accidents or tickets? Tell
about a special anniversary. Did you have a childhood hideout?
Where? Describe it. What kinds of things did you do there? Tell
about religion practiced in your home. Tell of a time that you felt
God was there to help you in your struggles. Tell about the
experience or person you feel was the most influence in your life.
Was there a special teacher in your life? (Not necessarily in a
school environment). Tell about the changes in society in general
you have seen in your lifetime. Tell about the changes in morality
you have seen during your lifetime. Tell about fashion trends you
have seen in your life, what you wore as a child, teen, and adult.
Tell about a food that you hated as a child...do you like it now?
If you could be an animal what would you be and why? Write about a
"one on one" experience you had with your father.
Write about a "one on one" experience you had with your mother.
Tell a story your mother told you from her past. Were you ever in a
drama or speech class, on a sports team, or in a club? What is one
of the most exciting places you have ever visited? What made it so
exciting? Tell about a camping or fishing experience. Describe a
favorite vacation of your married years. Tell about home cures or
old wives tales, hiccups, toothaches, earaches, arthritis. Where
were you and what were you doing the day the wall came down in
Germany or the coup in USSR or Dec. 7th - World War II started or
ended - pres. Kennedy Describe your wedding dress, bridesmaid
dresses, suit etc, if male. Write a description of your husband or
wife. Describe your mother's wedding dress - what do you know about
her wedding? What is your greatest joy, your greatest sorrow? What
is your favorite book and what do books mean to you. Describe your
yard as a child - did you help with the yard work? What are your
memories - Draw a diagram if you can. Tell about Family Reunions.
Tell about your teen-age social life - your friends, dances,
dating, outings, church functions etc. What would you like to be
remembered for? How did your father spend his time supporting his
family? Tell about your life as the children left home - new
interests, what did you do with the extra time - new employment,
moves, hobbies, etc. Tell about handed-down talents, foods,
clothespin dolls, willow whistles, pottery, quilting, whittling,
meat drying etc. What were the favorite places to go with your
family when you were young? Tell about any ancestors that you know
about - name dates, etc. for historical purposes and any stories
about them. Tell about anniversaries, celebrations, trips, and
gifts. What were your fears, expectations, and anticipations about
getting married? What is your mother's best trait? Worst? = the
traits you share. How do you feel about winning? Losing? Tell about
your courtship. Describe a favorite childhood friend and something
you did with her or him. Have you met or worked with famous people?
Who - Where- etc. How did you become engaged? What is your
child-rearing philosophy? What can frighten you the most and why?
Describe your conversion to the gospel. Do you wish you had more
sisters or brothers, and why? Where did your Grandparents live?
What was their home like? Did it have a certain smell or look?
Write your testimony of life - marriage - the gospel. Tell about
each of your children's names, birth date, where, doctors,
circumstances surrounding the birth - raising them in the
homeproblems, joys etc. What is your advice to those younger than
you? What is your favorite scripture and why? Tell about your first
crush. What church callings have you had and which did you enjoy
the most? Do you remember any of your four grandparents? Any
greats? What were their names? Any memories that you have. Tell
about your mother: personality, characteristics, stature, coloring,
talents, temperament, family stories about her, her role in your
home, etc. Do you have a favorite General Authority? Who and why?
What do you fantasize about doing or being? What is your personal
secret of happiness? Describe a perfect spring day and activities
on that day? Thinking back was there a teacher who had a great
influence on you? How did you become engaged? Did you have a
favorite TV, radio, program as a child? Tell about it. Tell about a
favorite trip or vacation. Write about some places you went with
your father. Write about some places that you went with your
mother. Describe a typical day during your Jr. High years. What
kind of extra-curricular activities did you participate in at
school? What do you think brings good or bad luck? Tell about all
the places you have worked. What are your food preferences and how
did they come about? How did your mother spend her time? Where you
responsible for household chores? What were they? Which did you
enjoy most/ least? What are your most deeply and imbedded
Write about how you feel about your country or serving your
country. Write about something you are grateful for. Write your
feelings about the scriptures. Write about how a prayer was
answered. Write about what you like to read. What's your favorite
book? Write about your favorite kinds of movies to see. What are
you favorites? Write about receiving a long awaited letter. Write
about your favorite job. Write about your least favorite job. Write
about getting your mission call. Write about your M.T.C.
experience. Write about your mission president and your companions.
Write about some of your favorite mission memories. Write about the
best year you ever had. Write about your favorite teacher. Write
about your favorite school memories (elementary, jr. high, sr.
high, college, etc.) Write about something that drives you
Write about a talent you have and how you developed it. Write
about a family heirloom and your feelings about receiving it. Write
about callings you have served in. Write about your grandparents.
Write about your father. Write about your mother. Write about your
brothers. Write about your sisters. Write about your best family
memories. Write about your favorite part of growing up. Write about
your hardest good-bye. Write about leaving the nest and the first
time you lived away from home. Write about your best Thanksgiving.
Write about your best Christmas. Write about your favorite
vacation. Write about a favorite family pet. Write about your first
driving experience. Write about the best picnic you ever went on.
Write about one of your child's best birthdays. Write about the
time you found out you were having a child. Write about the best
Valentine you ever received. Write about your worst cooking
disaster. Write about the birth of your 1st child. Write about the
birth of each of your other children. Write about the cutest thing
one of your children ever did. Write about your feelings on being a
parent. Write about your best birthday and best birthday gift.
Write about your first love. Write about your most embarrassing
moment. Write about the kindest things anyone ever did for you.
Write about the funniest thing that ever happened to you. Write
about when you received your testimony. Write about how your
husband asked you to marry him or how you asked your wife. Write
about the place you chose to marry and why. Write about who was at
your wedding and your feelings about those people. Write about what
you remember about your wedding day and your feelings. Write about
who you married. Write about the first time you told each other, "I
love you." Write about your worst blind date. Write about a silly
crush. Write about feeling loved and by whom. Write about something
or someone in your life who helped to grown and change. Write about
having to apologize to someone and patch things up. Write about the
schools you have attended and what education you received. Write
about what you most daydream about. Write about your favorite food
and why it's your favorite. Write about what you afraid of and why.
Write about the first place you ever remember living. Write about
something or someone your remember fondly. Write about a testimony
Write about the best party you ever went to. Write about your
favorite thing to do when you just want to hang out. Write about
when your first child left home. Write about forgetting something
important you should have remembered and how you felt. Write about
the loss of a family pet. Write about a favorite family "remember
when". Write about the loss of someone close to you. Write about
your best friend. Write about your child's first day of school.
Write about buying your first home. Write about your spookiest
Halloween and your favorite costumes from the past. Write about
your child's first haircut. Here are some candidates for your
journal jar: 1. 2. 3. 4. What was the worst nightmare/dream you
ever had? Who is your favorite comedian, and why? Tell about the
last time you laughed so hard that it made you cry. Ask your mother
or father to tell you of an event in their lives when they wre your
record the story in your journal. 5. What is the earliest memory
you have about being in school? 6. Write about the day you were
baptised. 7. What do you envision that your life will be like in 5
years? 10 years? 20 years? 8. What is your favorite hymn? Research
it, and find its history. 9. What is the worst trouble you've ever
gotten into? 10. Name a book you loved, and tell why? Share it with
someone. 11. What is the bravest thing you've ever done? 12. If you
could change your name, what would it be, and why? 13. What is your
idea of a perfect friend? 14. What is your ideal mate? 15. Describe
the best day you have ever had ( or just a really good day). 16. If
you could go back in time and have lunch with someone, who would it
be, and why? 17. What is your favorite book? Describe the book. 18.
Write a poem about one thing in the room you are in. ( it can be
about anything...an object, a pet, a person, anything). 19.
Describe your church. What it looks like, what order everything is.
(ie. Sacrament, Sunday school, YW....) 20. What is your earliest
memory? 21. Describe your favorite teacher. 22. If you had to live
in a different time, what would it be and why? 23. Describe your
best friend. 24. Have your parents write what a day in their life
is like, and put that in your journal. Annette
[email protected] Did you special names for your
grandparents? Did you have special feelings when going to visit
grandparents? Do you have a piece of furniture or family heirloom?
What is it? Describe your family home. Was there any special view
from it? What was your bedroom like? Did you have to share it? What
did you do to
make it your own? Did you have a special object that you slept
with? blanket? doll? stuffed animal? Did it have a name? Can you
remember what you daydreamed about as you looked out your window?
How did you receive your mail? Can you recall getting anything
special or exciting? Did your family eat in the kitchen or the
dining room? Did everyone have a special place to sit? What kind of
appliances did your home have when you were a child? Who delivered
to your house? Milkman? Iceman? Was there much music in your house?
How did you listen to it? Was there any place in your house that
scared you? Basement? Attic? Any place where you felt especially
cozy? Did your home have a lawn? Flowers? Trees? Vegetables? Did
you help care for it? What was your favorite season of the year?
Did you have a family "library"? Did your family read often? Which
news stories made the greatest impression on you? Did your parents
have friends over often? Can you remember what their parties were
like? Which room did the family gather in most often? How did you
keep cool in the summertime? What magazines did your parents have
around? Did you read them? The first time you went away for more
than a few days, what feelings went through you when you came back
and caught sight of your house? Who was your best friend in your
neighborhood? Did you and your friends play at your homes, in the
streets, playgrounds or fields? Did you have a playhouse? Did you
collect anything? Bugs, baseball cards, marbles, china figures? How
did you go downtown and get back home? Car, trolley, walk, etc.
Were you ever in a flood, tornado, snowstorm, earthquake, or other
natural disaster? Did anyone in your neighborhood have a fancy
garden, gazebo, pond or tree where you liked to play or visit? Did
you go to the library? What were your favorite board games? Did you
ever go door-to-door trying to sell anything to neighbors? Where
did you go swimming? Did you have an imaginary friend when you were
growing up? What family customs do you recall which may have had
their origins in a foreign land? Describe family traditions that
you remember from your childhood. How many brothers and sisters do
you have? Describe them. Tell a story about you and each of
themDescribe a perfect Autumn day.
How old were you and your husband when you were married? How old
were your parents when they were married? What do you think about
movies? What is your favorite movie? What is your advice to those
younger than you? Did you and your father share any interest? Tell
about your relationship. Describe a perfect summer day. What do you
remember about shopping with your mother? Any particular store?
What was your favorite store? What did your father do for a living?
(How did he get to work, what time did he go and get home, did he
take a lunch, who did he work with, and did he get any special
training for his job? What political party comes closest to
representing your own point of view? How do you feel about
politics? Where were you and what were you doing the day President
Kennedy was shot. Where were you and what were you doing the day
the first man landed on the moon? Tell about the birth of your
first child. What special things did you do with your Father? Do
you remember any special feelings you had as a child regarding
fears, fantasies, etc.? Describe your favorite type of clothing.
Between the ages of 5-10 what was your favorite activity? Thinking
back, was there a teacher or class that had a great influence on
you? Tell about how, when, and where you learned to drive, and any
memorable experiences while learning. What were your father's best
traits? His worst? Ones you share. How did you like being the
oldest, youngest, or middle child? Did it have any particular
advantages of disadvantages? Describe a typical school day as a
child in elementary~school. Do you recall any special event which
took place on your block or in your neighborhood while you were
growing up--fires, accidents, etc. What do you feel has been the
most significant world event that has taken place during your
lifetime and why? Describe a favorite vacation in your married
years. Where did your grandparents live? What was their home like?
Tell about any pets you had as a child. Tell about any religion
practices in your home. Tell of any faith promoting stories. Tell
about any exciting experiences in scouting, camping, or hunting.
Were there any events, world or local, that changed your life? What
do you remember about yourself as a teenager? What was important to
you? What were your dreams?
Tell about your teenage social life. Tell about your friends,
dances, movies, dating, outings, and church functions. Tell about
your early romances? Did you serve in the military? If so where and
when? What do you most remember about the experience? Tell about
some of your neighbors as a child. What things do you enjoy doing
today that you also enjoyed as a child? what is a special smell you
remember from your childhood? Tell about a special date you had
with a boy/girlfriend, your fianc? Tell about your favorite aunt.
Did you wish you had more sisters or brothers? Why? What Is your
greatest joy? What is your greatest sorrow? What is the biggest
lesson in life you found to be true? What is the most important
lesson,message, or advice you've learned that you'd like to pass on
for others to profit by? What is ONE WORD on how to live
successfully. Describe a night at grandma's house. Have you met or
worked with any famous people? Where, who, when.Tell about a
frustrating experience you've had with your car. Tell a courtship
story about your parents, how they met, etc. Then tell the same
about you. Would you choose differently if you could choose your
occupation again? Why, how, and any advice? What was your most
(really!) embarrassing moment? Describe your mother's wedding
dress. What do you know about her wedding? Describe getting a
Christmas tree with your family as a child, how was it decorated,
and when did you put it up? Did you go to college or take any
special vocational training? Describe a typical day during high
school years. Tell about your marriage. When, where, by whom,
parties given, receptions, maid of honor, best man, colors,
flowers, special music. How did your first meet your in-laws? What
convinced you most in your choice of a spouse? What are some of
your favorite smells? Describe your cooking skills as a young
spouse. How did your mother or father wake you up in the mornings?
What are you frightened of? Did you have a bicycle? What was it
like? Share a principle you have learned, or one you have taught.
What was the first piece of furniture you bought? Describe a
perfect spring day. Describe a childhood Christmas. What special
things did you do with your mother? How was discipline carried out
in your home? What is the most adventuresome thing you've ever
done? Were you ever in a drama, speech, sport, pep club, etc?
Describe a perfect winter day.
Tell about how you came to acquire any family heirlooms. Do you
have a favorite author? Who? Any favorite books as a child? Tell
about your favorite uncle. Do you remember any of your four
grandparents? What were their names and do you have any memories of
them? Describe your wedding dress, bridesmaids dresses, tuxedos.
Describe a typical school day during your Junior high years.
Describe a "sound" from your childhood. Do you remember a special
birthday party you've had, given or been to? Describe your first
paying job. What was the salary? How do you feel about winning and
losing? How did you become engaged? What did you want to be when
you grew up? What did your grandfather do for a living? Describe
walking down main street of your hometown. What do you think about
television? What were your mothers best traits? Her worst? The ones
you share. Describe your Sundays. Tell about any conditions
surrounding your birth that you are aware of and tell any
interesting stories about your beginnings. Tell about your parents
philosophy of raising kids, discipline, and rules. Tell about your
mother's personality, characteristics, stature, coloring, talents,
temperament, family stories about her, her role in your home, etc.
Tell about your father, his personality, characteristics, satire,
coloring, talents, temperament, family stories about him, his role
in your family, etc. Tell about any interesting or important
visitors to your home. Tell about a favorite vacation from your
childhood. Describe your first home/apartment as a young couple.
Describe your first "crush" and what he/she was like. Describe your
wedding day. Did you have a close relationship with your
grandparents? Explain. What is your principal occupation and what
circumstances led to it? How did your mother spend her time? Where
did your parents live when they first married? Tell about other
places they lived an well. What musical instrument do you wish you
could play? What was your favorite Saturday activity as a child? Do
you have a favorite brother or sister? What makes them special? If
you could be a tree, what kind of tree would you be? Tell about
each of your children, names, etc. Characteristics and differences,
problems, joys, sorrows, accomplishments, etc.
What is your child rearing philosophy? Tell about your
grandchildren..how many, names, how you feel about being a
grandparent. Tell about your life as the children left home. New
interest, what you did with the extra time, new employment, moves,
hobbies etc. What is your secret for good health? What are your
food preferences? How did they come about? Tell about any civic or
political activities you are involved in. What do you think brings
good or bad luck? Tell about home cures, or old wives tales such as
hiccups, warts, toothaches, colds etc. Handed down talents: Foods,
clothes pin dolls, willow whistles, pottery, quilting, meat drying,
etc. Tell about any ancestors you know about, dates, names, etc.
for historical purposes, and any stories about them. Tell about the
changes you've seen during your lifetime; society in general,
technology, fashions, fads, morality, politics, etc. Tell about
your philosophy for handling money. What are your most precious and
deeply imbedded values? What personality trait do you admire the
most about yourself. If you had your life to live over again, what
would you change? Did or do you look forward to retirement? Tell
about it. Do you feel that you had a career, or just a job? What
was the best part of being a parent? The worst? Do you like to
cook? What is your favorite recipe? Do you doodle? What figures
tend to come up? Boxes? Circles? Faces? What is the first thing you
turn to in the newspaper? Have you ever taken your grandchildren on
a trip with you? One at a time, or in a group? Did you have fun?
What was the hardest thing that you ever had to do? What big things
do you regret? Was there a turn in the road you think you should
have taken? What was your biggest challenge? How did it turn out
for you? What's the biggest bargain you ever bought? What did you
spend way too much on? What was your most foolish purchase? How
would you like to be remembered by your children? Grandchildren?
How is your sense of humor? Do you like to tell funny stories? Do
you like to play practical jokes. Have you had one played on you?
Did you serve a mission for your church? Tell about it. Do you
speak any foreign languages? What have been the names of your pets?
Did your family take vacations? Did you go to the same place or did
travel? Do you remember any special stories your grandparents
told you? Did your grandparents live nearby? Did the house have any
special cooking smells? How big was the kitchen? Did your family
pass down any superstitions? Did anyone in your family do
handiwork? Needlework? Woodwork etc? Describe how your family
dressed. Any special clothing? Did your mother wear a special
perfume you remember? Did your father wear cologne or after-shave?
What was it like when you took your spouse to meet your family? Did
the Great Depression affect your family? How was your name chosen?
Are you named after anyone? Do you remember any special Aunts and
Uncles? Are you right-handed or left-handed? Did you have any major
illnesses as a child? Did you have your tonsils out before going to
school? Do you wear glasses? Have you always worn glasses? What is
my favorite food? Why? What food will I never eat? Why? What food
would I like to try? Why? What is your favorite ice cream? Why?
What is your least favorite ice cream? Why? Describe your perfect
day. Who is president of the United States? What do you know about
them? Who is governor of the state? What do you know about them?
Who is mayor of the city? What do you know about them? What are
your New Years Eve traditions? How do you celebrate Easter? What
does Christs sacrifice mean to you? What is your favorite Primary
song? What is your favorite hymn? What is your favorite YW value?
What is the hardest YW value to work on? What does 1 dozen eggs
currently cost? A loaf of bread? A gallon of milk? A gallon of gas?
What is the most popular music group and song today? What is the
most popular movie? If you could buy your own car, what would it by
and why? What color? How many children to you wish to have after
you marry? Boys or girls or both? Which temple would you like to be
sealed in and why? What colors would you choose for your wedding
reception? What refreshments would you choose for your reception?
What foreign language would you like to learn? What is your
favorite tv program? Why? If you could go back in time, what time
period would you choose and why? Would you have been a good
pioneer? Why or why not? If you have lived when Joseph Smith did,
would you have believed his testimony of seeing God, the Father and
been willing to read the Book of Mormon?
What is the nicest thing your mom has ever done for you? What is
the nicest thing your dad has ever done for you? What is the
meanest thing that has ever happened to you? What is a good age to
get married and why? Who was your favorite Primary teacher and why?
Who was your favorite elementary teacher and why? What was the
hardest topic you have ever had to speak about? What was the
easiest topic you have ever had to speak about? Who is your
favorite athlete and why? Do you have a favorite professional
sports team? Who? If you could choose any profession, what would it
be and why? What profession do you hope your future husband will
work in? Why? Describe the school you attend. Describe your dream
date. Describe your dream home. What is your least favorite tv
program and why? Who is your favorite actor? Why? Who is your
favorite actress? Why? Who do you look like your mom or dad? Who do
you act more like your mom or dad? What is something that always
brings a smile to your face? What is something that always makes
you feel sad? Do you have any traditions for the 4th of July? What?
What is your dream vacation? Where do you hope to attend college
and why? If you could be any animal what would you choose and why?
If you were old, what would you want your family to remember most
about you? What is the best thing your parents have ever said to
you? What do your parents say to you that drives you crazy? What
was your first job? How did you feel about it? How much did you get
paid? Tell about your first experience in mowing the lawn. Tell
about your first day of school and any classmates you remember. Who
was your teacher? Tell about your blessing day from your parents
memories. Tell about your best Halloween costume ever. Describe it
in detail. Who is your favorite Book of Mormon character? Why? Who
is your favorite Old Testament character? Why? Who is your favorite
New Testament character? Why? What is your favorite article of
faith? Why? Do you have an favorite item of clothing? Why do you
like it? Describe something you will never wear in public. What is
your favorite flavor of gum to chew? What is your favorite candy
bar? What is one bad habit you would like to get rid of? Why? What
is one habit you would like to develop? Why? What is your best
memory from Girls Camp?
Describe the best fireside you have ever been to. Do you have a
favorite item that belongs to your grandparents that you would like
to have someday? What? What is the longest period of time you have
gone without sleep? How did you feel? Why did you loose sleep? What
is the earliest you have ever had to get up in the morning? Why?
What is the latest you have ever gone to bed? Why? What is your
favorite board game? Why? What is your least favorite board game?
Why? How much does it cost to go to a movie at the theater in 1999?
How much is popcorn, drinks, and candy? How much does a new pair of
levis cost in 1999? How much does a pair of shoes cost in 1999?
What would be your ideal family pet? Why? What is your favorite
food at Christmas time and why? What is your favorite summertime
food and why? What is your favorite type of cookie and why? What is
the best invention so far? What would you invent that would help
you right now? How would you try to bring about world peace? How
many minutes to do spend on the phone in one day? How different
would your life be if you did not have the truth and knowledge of
the gospel? What was the best surprise you ever received? What is
the best birthday party you have ever had or attended? If you were
on a deserted island what 5 things would you want to have with you
and why? If you were to go to the moon what 3 things would you take
with you? Who is your favorite Olympian athlete? Why? Describe a
typical Saturday for you and your family. What is your most
memorable family home evening? What would you like to do as a
family? What is your favorite Christmas song? What is your favorite
type of pie? When did you get your first bike? When did you get
your first set of scriptures? Who baptized you? Who came to the
baptism? Did other children get baptized that day? How much does a
cassette tape cost in 1999? a CD? What is your favorite household
chore to do? What is your least favorite household chore to do? If
you could star in any movie which would it be and why? Who would
you choose for a leading man if you were the actress? Who is your
favorite cartoon character? What is your favorite holiday? What
would be the ideal gift to receive for your 18th birthday? What is
your birthstone and what color is it? What day of the week were you
born and what time of day? How much did you weigh when you were
born and how long were you? Who is your favorite US president so
If you can decorate you room in any color and style what would
you choose and why? What does the value FAITH mean to you? What
does the value DIVINE NATURE mean to you? What does the value
INDIVIDUAL WORTH mean to you? What does the value KNOWLEDGE mean to
you? What does the value CHOICE AND ACCOUNTABILITY mean to you?
What does the value GOOD WORKS mean to you? What does the value
INTEGRITY mean to you? Who is your favorite latter-day prophet and
why? What is your favorite color of Christmas lights? What is your
shoe size? How tall are you? How much do you weigh? How long is
your hair? What size clothes do you wear? Describe the street you
live on. What is something you are really proud of yourself for?
What is something that you have never done but would like to? What
is something that few people know about you? Do you have a middle
name? If so, who were you named after or what does it represent? If
no middle name, what would you choose as a middle name or are you
glad you dont have one and why? Name three generations of family
members on your mothers side, starting with yourself and any
additional information. Name three generations of family members on
your fathers side starting with yourself and any additional
information. What items would you furnish your living room with
when you have your own home? What items would you furnish your
bedroom with when you have your own home? What type of yard would
you like when you have your own home? Would you choose to live in
the city, country, or small town when you grow up and move away
from home and why? Will you raise your children the same way you
have been raised? What would you do different? If you could be a
vegetable which would you choose and why? If you could be a fruit
which would you be and why? If you could travel to another planet
which would you choose and why? When Christ comes again will you
recognize him? How? What is a typical Sunday in your home? What is
your favorite day of the week and why? ~Rhonda