Read “Great-Grandma Grish” (pages 4–5). Your family can learn about your relatives too! Visit them, invite them to your home, or call or email them. Record your interview with a video camera or voice recorder so you can share or watch it later.

Here are some questions you can ask. What other questions can you think of?

  • When and where were you born?

  • How did your parents pick your name?

  • How many brothers or sisters did you have?

  • What were your home and neighborhood like?

  • Who were your best friends? What made them good friends?

  • What was your favorite game or toy?

  • Did you have any pets? If so, what were their names?

  • What were your family chores? Which were your most and least favorite?

  • What was your favorite subject in school? Who was your favorite teacher and why?

  • What were your favorite foods when you were a child?

  • How are things different today from when you were young?

  • What is the most important lesson you learned from your parents?

  • What do you want your family to remember about you?

  • What spiritual experiences have you had?

Fun Family Food!

Does your family have a favorite treat? Try making it! If you can’t think of an old family favorite, you can start your own family tradition by making a recipe you love today. Or try out this fun recipe. Be sure to get an adult’s help.

Cheesecake Bites

cherries, berries, or sliced apples or peaches

1 cup low-fat cream cheese

1/2 cup powdered sugar

1 package graham crackers

  1. 1.

    Put the cream cheese and powdered sugar in a bowl. Blend together with a spoon or an electric mixer.

  2. 2.

    Put the graham crackers in a large re-sealable bag. Roll a rolling pin or glass cup over the bag to crush the crackers into crumbs. Put these in a second bowl.

  3. 3.

    Dip the fruit in the cream cheese mix. Then dip it in the graham crackers to coat it with crumbs. Enjoy!