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A Grandparent's Legacy: Your Life Story in Your Own Words Spiral-bound – April 15, 2007
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After searching through everything Amazon has to offer, I ended up purchasing a variety of books. I chose Mom, Dad, Grandma and Grandpa, Tell Me Your Memories, A Grandparent's Legacy and Memories for My Grandchild.
A Grandparent's Legacy is probably my favorite of the books I purchased. It is laid out month-by-month with topics to discuss. The book measures 8" x 5" with a nice covered spiral binding and is about .75" thick. Each page has topics to discuss and lines for writing.
I was slightly disappointed in all the Tell Me Your Memory books. I'm not sure what I was expecting, but I really didn't think they would all be the same with a different cover page as they are. I was really disappointed in the size of the books. They are 4" x 5.5" with a 1" spiral binding. Each is about 1" thick. It is laid out for a full calendar year - each day having a different question or memory for the person do write about. The pages have a question at the top and are blank (no lines) below.
Memories for My Grandchild has the most flexible layout - meaning there is no guide for filling things out at a certain time. It is also the largest book, measuring about 8" x 10" and just less than 1" thick. It has a covered spiral binding. This is the only book with a pocket in the back to drop in any special items and a pull-out page to fill in the family tree. The pages in this book are lined as well.
The books all cover similar questions and memories. I haven't gone page-by-page to compare, but have been pleased with what I've seen so far. Since the books are so similar, I'm basing my overall opinion on the appearance and friendliness of the layout.
At any rate, I still couldn't figure out which one I wanted (sometimes those "look inside" things are just useless, showing copyright pages and blank sheets!), and of course the local book stores don't have all of them. I decided the only way I could decide which was right was to buy them all, look at them, and return the ones I didn't like as well. So, I bought Grandmother Remembers a Written Heirloom for My Grandchild, A Grandparent's Legacy: Your Life Story in Your Own Words, A Grandparent's Book, The Grandmother Book: A Book About You for Your Grandchild, Grandparents Journal, Memories for My Grandchild. I'm planning to review them all as I make my decision.Read more ›
First Review of the bunch:
Overall, the book is nice quality. It's spiral bound with a hard cover and the paper is good. This book is small, however. It's much smaller than the other books of this type (About 4" x 7"). The space allotted is often the wrong size. For example, a yes/no question might have two or three lines and a question which requires lengthy explanations won't have enough lines.Read more ›
Most Recent Customer Reviews
My mother-in-law loved this gift so much, she immediately ordered 3 more. Researched several different ones. Was very pleased with how well made it is. Read morePublished 9 days ago by Opal
It was not quite what I was looking for but will still suit my purpose.Published 2 months ago by Amazon Customer
I gave this to my dad and he is working on his life for me and my childrenPublished 2 months ago by sue770
great book! I learned things about my parents that i never knew to ask. This book poses great questions to our parents that they or i can write down- information that will live on... Read morePublished 3 months ago by Amazon Customer
I've used these for 6 different family members now and they are wonderful. Just the write questions that bring up memories and easy to use. Would recommend for sure!Published 3 months ago by Susan Schindler
Just what grandma wanted to save memories for children, grandchildren.Published 3 months ago by raynpat
Really like this journal....one of my winter projects to tuck away for my grandson who is very close to me. Good quality.Published 6 months ago by Lori