20 Questions… with your Grandparents

It may seem like you don’t have much in common with your grandparents, but they can teach us a lot. They witnessed historical events, know about your family and you might be more like them than you think. They were young once too! Grandparents take an interest in our lives, and now it is time to take an interest in theirs. Here are some questions to help close the generation gap.


Family related

What were your parents like? Are you more like your mom or your dad?

How did you meet your significant other?

Where is our family from (heritage)?

What was my mom/dad like as a kid?

What was I like as a kid?


History related

What do you remember about…

The Civil Rights movement?

When JFK was shot?


The Cold War/Red Scare?

Princess Diana and the Royal Wedding?


Fun stuff

What’s your favorite book?

What’s your favorite movie?

What’s your favorite place to visit?

What kind of music did you listen to as a kid?

What did you like to do for fun on the weekends?


Deep stuff

What is your biggest regret?

What is the hardest decision you’ve ever had to make?

Why did you decide to do the occupation you did?

What was the happiest day of your life?

What are your hopes for me?

-Hannah Herner

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