This is the perfect time to ask questions of those people you care about–family, aging parents or grandparents, aunts, uncles, and cousins. You’ll learn about their childhoods, friends, jobs, and who they were when they were growing up. Not only will you gain a better understanding of the family history, you’ll be amazed at some of their life experiences.
We have more time now to listen and learn from their experiences and hear the various perspectives of those in our our lives. And they will enjoy sharing their stories with someone who cares enough to ask.
If you have some ideas or questions you’ve asked and how you learned more about your relatives, please comment below.