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.
cherries, berries, or sliced apples or peaches
1 cup low-fat cream cheese
1/2 cup powdered sugar
1 package graham crackers
Put the cream cheese and powdered sugar in a bowl. Blend together with a spoon or an electric mixer.
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.
Dip the fruit in the cream cheese mix. Then dip it in the graham crackers to coat it with crumbs. Enjoy!