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If you could be an animal, which one would you choose and why?
What kind of music do you like? Any memories associated with specific music?
Did you belong to girl\boy scouts or 4-H? Tell about it.
Describe a typical day during your Junior High years.
What do you daydream about?
Tell about home cures for hiccups, warts, toothaches, colds, birth control, arthritis, etc.
What is the most important lesson, message, or advice you've learned that you'd like to pass on for others to profit by?
How many brothers and sisters do you have? Describe them and tell a story about you and each of them.
What did your grandfathers do for a living? Did your grandmothers work?
What games did you play in your house or neighborhood?
Tell about some of your neighbors as a child, youth, adult.
What are some of your favorite smells? Why?
What is the most adventuresome thing you have ever done?
How do you feel about dentists and why?
How did you become engaged?
Where did you live as a child? (city, county, suburb)
What is your advice to those younger than you?
Do you recall any special event which took place on you block in your neighborhood while you were growing up (deaths, fires, accidents, etc.)?
Between the ages of 5 and 10 what was your favorite activity?
What was a favorite place to go with your family when you were young?
Did you have a favorite subject in school? One you dreaded?
What is your greatest joy? Your greatest sorrow?
What do you think about television?
Describe your wedding day.
Tell how you feel about water - playing in it - using it - tell about the various bodies of water you have seen and an experience or feeling about each.
What is your secret for good health?
Tell about your early romances.
What did you used to do as a child that got you into the most trouble with your parents? How did they handle it?
What were your mother's best traits? Her worst? The ones you share?
Tell about a fishing or hunting experience.
Do you remember any of your four grandparents? Any greats? What were their names? Any memories you have?
What are your most precious and deeply embedded values?
Tell about favorite games you played as a child.
Did you have a favorite TV show as a child or youth? Describe it.
What do you remember about shopping with you mother? Any particular stores? What was your favorite store?
List each of your uncles and aunts and tell one thing about each of them.
Did you have roommates or companions? Tell about them and the things you learned living with others (besides your immediate family).
Do you have a favorite magazine? Describe it and the kinds of things you learn from it and enjoy about it.
Describe a "sound" from your childhood. What was it? When did you hear it? What does it bring to mind?
Describe a favorite childhood friend and some things you did with him/her.
If you could be a flower, which one would you be and why?
Where were you and what were you doing the day the wall came down in East Germany - or the day of the coup in USSR?
Describe walking down main street in your hometown.
What are your food preferences? How did they come about?
What church callings have you had? Which did you enjoy the most?
Tell how, when and where you learned to drive - any memorable experiences?
Were you ever in a drama, speech, sports, pep or glee club etc.? Tell about it.
Would you choose differently if you could choose your occupation again? Why? How? Any advice?
Do you remember a special birthday party you've had, given or been to? Describe it, people food, games, etc.
Tell about any conditions surrounding your birth that you are aware of. Tell any interesting stories about your beginnings (how your name was chosen, any close calls).
Do you remember any special feelings you had as a child? Fears, fantasies, etc? Do you still have those same feelings as an adult and how have you dealt with them?
How do you feel about winning? Losing?
Where do you like to eat out and what do you order?
Tell about your family traditions: Christmas, birthdays, graduations, 4th of July, Halloween, Thanksgiving, funerals, Memorial Day, Mothers or Fathers Day. Weddings, etc.
Have you met or worked with any famous people? Where, when, etc.
Describe your mothers wedding dress? What do you know about her wedding?
Do you have a favorite author? Why? Who? Tell about favorite books as a child, youth, adult.
What convinced you most in your choice of a spouse?
Did you have a close relationship with any of your grandparents? Tell about it.
What do you feel has been the most significant world event that has taken place during your lifetime and why?
What was your favorite Saturday activity as a child?
Describe the downtown of your childhood at Christmas time.
Describe getting a Christmas tree with your family as a child. How did you decorate it, when did you put it up? Take it down, etc.
Tell about your grandchildren, how many and their names. How do you feel about being a grandparent?
Tell about your mother - personality, characteristics, stature, colorings, talents, temperament, family stories about her, her role in the home, etc.
Tell about each of your children - names birth dates, where, doctor, circumstances surrounding their birth, characteristics and differences, raising them in your home.
Write a want ad that describes your father.
One Word on how to live successfully.
Did you receive your education somewhere other than school?
Tell about your parent's philosophy of raising kids, discipline, rules, etc.
How did you first meet your in-laws?
Tell about any ancestors you know about, dates, names, etc., for historical purposes and any stories about them.
Did you have a favorite toy as a child? Did it have a name? What memories are connected with it?
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 any special training needed?
Tell something about your children, their personalities, their talents, their traits that make them different and special.
Where would you like to vacation and why?
Describe a typical school day as a child in elementary school.
What church jobs did your parents have? What do you remember about their church callings.
Tell about favorite games you played as a child.
What do you think about movies? What is your favorite movie and why?
How do you feel about doctors and why?
Did it snow where you lived as a child? What kinds of things did you do in it?
Did you go on a mission? If so, where and when? What do you most remember about it? Did you learn a foreign language?
Where did your parents live when they were first married? Tell about other places they lived as well.
If you could be a tree, what kind of tree would you be and why?
Are there any family heirlooms in your possession? Tell about them and how you came to acquire them.
Tell about your civic or political activities.
Were there any events world or local or personal that changed your life?
What is your personal secret for happiness?
Tell the words of a song from your childhood. What memories does it bring?
What are you frightened of? Why?
What things do you enjoy today that you also enjoyed as a child? Describe then and now differences, similarities, etc.
Describe your yard as a child - did you help with yard work? What are your memories?
Tell about dreams, expectations, hopes you have for each of your kids.
Describe the perfect summer day and what would you do on that day?
What was the first piece of furniture you bought?
Where did your grandparents live? What was their home like? Did it have a certain smell or look or feel?
What does the mail mean to you? Are you a good letter writer? Who do or have you corresponded to?
Did you wish you had more sisters or brothers? Why?
Do you have a favorite general authority? Who and why?
Tell about your life as the children left home. New interests, what you did with extra time, new employment, moves, hobbies, etc.
What did you want to be when you grew up?
What was your most really embarrassing moment?
Tell about retirement - when, where, what will you do with your time?
Describe a trip downtown as a youngster.
Tell a courtship story about your parents, how they met, etc. Then tell the same about you.
What is your child philosophy?
Tell about a frustrating experience you've had with a car.
What are your favorites: colors, flowers, foods, activities and hobbies?
What makes each of your brothers and sisters special? Be specific.
Were you responsible for any household chores? What were they? Which did you enjoy most? Least enjoy?
Tell about your favorite aunt.
Describe the perfect spring day and activities done on the day.
What is the biggest lesson in life you found to be true?
Describe your wedding dress, bridesmaids dresses, etc.
What do you remember about yourself as a teenager? What was important to you? Your dreams? Goals?
Tell about family reunions?
Tell about the changes you've seen in your lifetime: society in general, technology, fashion, fads, morality, politics, etc.
What special things did you do with your mother?
Tell about school, schools attended, special teachers, friends, classes, activities, humorous situations, achievements.
What special things did you do with your father?
Did you have childhood hide-out? Describe it.
Describe a favorite animal and why?
What is your favorite scripture and why?
Write a want ad that describes your mother.
Where were you and what were you doing the day the first man landed on the moon?
Describe your first paying job. What was your salary? Your duties? What was your boss like.
How do you feel about death? Tell about your philosophy of after life?
Tell about handed down talents: foods, clothespin dolls, willow whistles, pottery, quilting, whittling, meat drying, etc.
Tell about religion practices in your home - faith promoting stories, etc.
Describe your favorite dress/outfit as a youngster, youth, etc.
Share a principle you have learned or one you've taught.
Where would you like to live most and why?
How did you like being the oldest, youngest, or middle child? Did it have any particular advantages or disadvantages?
What political party comes closest to representing your own point of view? How do you feel about politics?
What were your fears, expectations, anticipation, about getting married?
Tell about your teenage social life. Your friends, dances, movies, dating, outings, church functions, etc.
Tell about some of the most notable people in your hometown.
Tell about a favorite vacation from your childhood.
Did you and your father share any interests? Tell about your relationship with him.
Describe a childhood birthday.
Tell about the houses you lived in during your childhood. Do your remember the addresses and phone numbers?
Tell about all the places you have worked.
What color was your house, bedroom, living room as a child?
What is the most trying experience that every happened to you?
What were your fathers best traits? The traits you share?
Do you like to go to the theater? The opera? The symphony? Which do you like the best? Which production did you like best and why?
How did your mother spend her time?
Do you like rain storms? Why? Why not? Do you have memories connected with rain?
Describe the perfect autumn day. What would you do on that day?
What instrument do you play or wish you could play.
Tell about your father - personality, characteristics, stature, coloring, talents, temperament, family stories about him, his role in the home, etc.
Did you go camping? Tell about it.
Describe your cooking skills as a young bride. Give one of your husband's favorite recipes and tell where it came from.
Write about some places you went with your mother.
Tell about a special date you had with a boy/girl friend, your fiancee.
What is your favorite holiday and how do you celebrate it?
What brings you the most peace and why?
Tell about your favorite uncle.
Describe your Sundays as a mother/father.
Tell about any exciting experiences in scouting, etc.
Did you go to college or take any vocational training?
Tell about anniversaries (celebrations, gifts, trips, etc.)
Did you have a bicycle? What was it like?
What makes you feel good? (Occasion, food, person, etc. )
Describe a typical day during High School years.
Tell about a frustrating experience you've had on washday.... with the machine... .the outcome of the clothes, etc.
Thinking back, was there a teacher or class that had a great influence on you?
Tell about any interesting or important visitors to your home.
Where is the most exciting place you have ever been to? What made it exciting?
What is a favorite family place to go with your husband/wife, kids?
What kinds of foods do you consider "picnic food" and where do you like to go and eat it?
Do you have a special school memory (College or high school).
Describe a childhood Christmas.
Did you serve in the military? If so where and when? What do remember about the experience?
What is one invention you could not live without and why?
How did you feel about school?
What personality trait do you admire most and why?
What do you remember about the day you were baptized?
What kind of sports did you play, did you watch, did you like? How about now?
What is your principle occupation and what circumstances led to it?
Write your testimony of life, marriage, the gospel.
Describe a favorite vacation in your married years.
Tell were you went to school -list teachers, subjects, friends.
Where were you and what were you doing the day President Kennedy was shot?
How old were you and your spouse when you were married? Describe yoursleves, your plans, your hopes, etc., at the time.
What is the most wonderful thing that ever happened to you? The worst?