Want to know more about your family history? Family Heirlooms are a great conversation starter! They often trigger memories that may have been forgotten and can lead to discovering priceless information about your family story not previously known.
Pull down that old trunk from the attic and sift through the treasures with a parent, grandparent (or other older family member). As they revisit those forgotten objects, you’re certain to hear stories complete with rich and vivid details!
If you want your parent or grandparent to share stories of their childhood, ask if they still have any toys or dolls from when she was young. Or look through the old photo albums together. Did they inherit any furniture, china, or silverware? If so, offer to help them clean and polish it and wait for the stories to pour out while you do!
So, the next time you visit Grandma, ask if you can see the heirlooms she inherited from her grandmother or other family members. Ask your uncle if he’ll show you the tools he inherited from his dad or grandfather. Seeing these heartfelt objects will bring back memories and start the great tradition of passing down family history through storytelling. The family heirlooms provide the spark.
Exploring heirlooms with older family members is a great way to learn more about your family history.
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