My MIL likes to write in her journal, but as life has slowed down in the last 1 1/2 years since they moved in with us, I think she’s abandoned the writing.  So…daughter Alison and I decided she needed some ideas…some thought-starters to get her writing again.  In the process she’ll also be contributing to a written family history!

Grammy’s Journal in a Jar

Here are some of the dozens of questions we wrote on tiny pieces of paper, then placed in a jar:

What kind of chores did you used to do?

Were you ever punished as a child and who did the punishing?

Did you and your brother get along?

Did you ever run away from home?

Did you have a bridal shower?

Do you remember when you first became pregnant? etc. etc.