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A Grandparent's Book Hardcover – July 1, 1987

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Product Details

  • Hardcover: 144 pages
  • Publisher: HP Trade; Reissue edition (July 1, 1987)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 0895866552
  • ISBN-13: 978-0895866554
  • Product Dimensions: 8 x 0.6 x 10.9 inches
  • Shipping Weight: 1.3 pounds
  • Average Customer Review: 4.3 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (30 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #753,138 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

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Format: Hardcover
I purchased this book to give to my child's grandparents to fill out together. Unfortunately, it's questions are geared for only one person to fill them out. So, the book is great if your intention is to give it to either a grandmother OR a grandfather to fill out, but not a couple.
I found a different book that is fabulous for both to fill out together. Our Story: A Grandparent's Record Book, Sharing Your History With Those You Love, by Readers Digest.
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This book is an excellent way to record the lives of grandparents. It provides for detailed descriptions not just of life events, but of the personality of the person and of his/her outlook on life. I research my family history, and I have looked at several different versions of this type of book. A Grandparent's Book seems to provide the most complete picture of a person. You don't have to wait to be a grandparent or only give it to a grandparent. It works for parents, too. I have given it to my children's grandparents, and I am purchasing two for my husband and myself to complete for our children and grandchildren.
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I decided I wanted to give grandparent journals to the parents and in-laws for Christmas, and began reading the reviews for the many books. I have a rather comprehensive genealogy already done, so I wasn't too interested in getting the whole "family tree" aspect. Instead, I wanted insight into the person's childhood and adulthood, and perhaps some little personal nuggets that would really flesh them out for me, my kids, and generations to come.

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 GrandchildA 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, and Memories for My Grandchild. I'm planning to review them all as I make my decision.
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When our daughter announced that she was pregnant and wanted us to document our family history, she handed us Milton Kamen's book...a fabulous workbook with intelligent questions and enough room for thoughtful answers....and we had a wonderful time answering these questions which brought back memories of things forgotten since childhood and of people not thought of for years. BUY THIS BOOK FOR A WONDERFUL TRIP DOWN MEMORY LANE
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Format: Hardcover
I felt like this journal had too many questions. "Who were the teachers you didn't like," "Were you ever lost while traveling?" "Do you remember the first hotel you stayed in?" "What is the best restaurant you've eaten in while traveling?" "Have there been times when you questioned your religion?"

The book is 143 pages with an average of 3 questions per page. The grandfather book that I purchased was so much better. It was much more to the point and had questions that my parents could still answer. My mom doesn't remember which local political candidates she has supported and why. The questions are too much. The book seems more like an interrogation than a loving memory journal.
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I ordered this book for my grandparents to fill out for me. I lost my great grandmother before she had a chance to do anything like this, so I wanted to make sure to get the information from my grandparents. The questions are great, they fill you in on things that happened in your grandparents' lives that you might not learn otherwise. It hits on pretty much every aspect of their lives during almost every stage and has lots of insightful questions.

One tip: This book is meant for each set of grandparents to fill out only one book, but there is not really enough room under each question for both people's answers. I suggest one book per grandparent to leave them plenty of room to write!
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Format: Hardcover
This is an outstanding book. You'll have a blast first, reading through it and remembering things you haven't thought about in years and then, starting to write about them. Once you start one thought, others start flowing back like crazy, it's amazing. This book has questions in it that other books like it don't even come close to asking. You'll be tempted to forget about writing IN the book because you'll want more room to write all the memories and stories that you'll want to share, not just for the grand kids, but for your own kids. What fun. I wish my Grandparents had done this for me, what a treasure it would have been.
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