A list of questions for Christmas dinner

family-gatheringMore likely than not, you are going to be around relatives you don’t see very often this week. Instead of polite pleasantries with them, then retreating to a corner by yourself, take this opportunity to learn your history – and – preserve it for future generations. An added bonus? You may discover another success network you never knew existed because you never asked before. Here’s a list to get you started from my next book:

  • Where were you born?
  • Tell me your earliest memory as a child.
  • Where did you go to school?
  • Who was your first love?
  • Do you have any regrets?
  • What was the best trip you ever took?
  • What was your first job?

The more you can ask and record, the more you and future generations will know about your family and your past. Watch the cast of the Broadway hit Hamilton sing the most amazing Joy to the World you have ever heard below. Joy.

Chief Tipster Dayna Steele
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