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A Grandparents' Memory Book: Did You Really Walk Five Miles to School Hardcover – September 1, 1997
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The following are the 4 I purchased:
Grandparents' Memory Book: Did You Really Walk Five Miles to School?
Memories for My Grandchild
A Grandparent's Legacy: Your Life Story in Your Own Words
We decided to keep the "Memories for My Grandchild" for both of or Mom's and my husbands grandma. It was between this and "A Grandparent's Legacy: Your Life Story in Your Own Words" which I also liked very well. Both have spiral notebook style rather then regular book style. Ultimately we decided on "Memories for My Grandchild" because I liked the organization better and the pocket in the back for storage is nice.
The questions in both were great but, we returned ""A Grandparent's Legacy: Your Life Story in Your Own Words". I liked that it was organized by month. This would be a good method for having grandparents complete it within one year yet, they could complete it differently if they preferred. I was just thinking if you were ever looking for specific info on the person who completed it, you would have to read through the entire book to find as it isn't organized in any other way besides months.
And we kept "Grandparents' Memory Book: Did You Really Walk Five Miles to School? " for both of our Dads. The questions in "Grandparents' Memory Book: Did You Really Walk Five Miles to School? " were really both of our favorites, very original and things we wouldn't normally think to ask. It is a very casual, easy going book while still organized nicely into categories. It seemed to fit both of our Dads better.Read more ›
I honestly think my parents, and my husband's parents, who came of age in the 1970s, would be insulted by this book. Luckily, my own grandmother and my husband's grandparents, who were born in the 1930s, are still living. I will give this book to them, instead.
This book is a fabulous concept, but it needs an update, and soon, if it is to be relevant to the baby boomers that are today's grandparents. Heck, I was born in 1974 and if I had gotten an earlier start, I could be a grandparent myself. I'd be answering questions like, "what did classic Coke taste like" and "where were you when the Berlin wall came down?"
Also, we got several books to try out, as I understood they were all quite different. This was the only one that seemed to have some humor (lightheartedness?) to it. The others we got seemed SOOOOO melancholy: the good old days and all that. Also, they were geared toward people who had had a successful, traditional marriage. We got these for several grandparents, and the books just did not fit the patterns of their lives. They were also laid out in monthly installments (so December was about holidays and June was all about weddings and marriage). Also, the style of this book is more upbeat: the coloring and style of the others we got seemed like it was from 1989.Read more ›
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I didn't like all the pictures of people I had no idea who they were. I description did not indicate that there would be pictures and sayings with peoples names & ages with them. Read morePublished 1 month ago by email@example.com
I love this book. Today our generation sometimes live far away from our grandchildren. There is so much they never know about their grandparents. Read morePublished 4 months ago by S. nl
We purchased 8 different books for each grandparent this year for Christmas in an attempt to find a match in style and generation for each person. Read morePublished 8 months ago by Amazon Customer
My grandmother loves writing in this book. The questions are thought provoking and interesting but not embarrassingly personal.Published 19 months ago by Jennnetz