Sunday, August 28, 2011

12 Days of Family and Genealogy - 52 Weeks of Personal Genealogy - Grandma Edition

This post is part of my series of the 12 days I spent with my parents visiting family and doing genealogy research.

I dropped off the first of Amy Coffin's 52 Weeks of Personal Genealogy questions to my grandma when I visited in June. She had them all filled out for me when I visited her at the beginning of the month. Although most of her answers were along the lines of "I don't remember," I did gather a few new details about her life.

Here's what I learned:
  • Her first car was a green Chevy Impala.
  • She had a white mouse as a pet, but she doesn't remember its name.
  • My grandfather was apparently in the newspaper working on the Ohio River Front. I'd love to find that. Someone needs to digitize Cincinnati newspapers.
 I already knew about grandma's love of dark chocolate But she really wanted me to know since she wrote it twice for her favorite sweets.

1 comment:

  1. I'm so glad you're sharing these questions with your grandma. I hope you get some good answers. (P.S. My grandpa says he doesn't remember a lot, too, but if I ask a couple different ways then a lightbulb goes on.)