101 Best Questions to Ask Your Grandparents About Their Life

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The relation between grandparents and their grandchildren is wonderful. You may not get to see one another quite often, but whenever you do, you must have noticed how much they adore you. Their affection knows no bounds. But what if anyone were to ask you how much you know them as a person?

You might feel a sense of uncomfortable strangeness. Your grandparents were once your age, weren’t they? Ask them all the experiences they have had growing up, and maybe you will get to know how much wise one gets as they grow old. Keep reading this post for some questions to ask your grandparents to get to know them better.

101 Questions to Ask Your Grandparents

Your grandparents would hop on quick if you were to ask them questions about their experiences and what they have learned from them.

  1. How much do you like your name? Does it have any specific meaning or story t?
  1. What was your pet name while growing up?
  1. What was the occupation of great grandfather and grandmother?
  1. What was your favorite food growing up? Do you still like it?
  1. What was mom like as a child? Did you have a hard time raising her, or was it easy-breezy?
  1. What kind of child was dad like? Did he get into trouble a lot?
  1. What is the most prominent memory that you have of your parents?
  1. What was your family like growing up? How often did you people have a family get together, and how much did you enjoy it?
  1. Do you still remember any particular family member who you used to adore and love spending time with?
  1. What are the fondest memories that you still have of your childhood?
  1. How did you meet grandfather/grandmother?
  1. Do you have any particular memory of your childhood that makes you nostalgic?
  1. Do you still remember the first house where you lived? Did you people move out a lot?
  1. Who was your best friend growing up?
  1. Where did you grow up, and how was your neighborhood? Do you have any funny memories that you can recall of your neighbors?
  1. How was it growing up with your siblings? Do you have any particular memory that you miss?
  1. Did you have a pet while growing up? How fond were you of it?
  1. What games did you play with your friends?
  1. What was your passion growing up?
  1. Did you have any particular hobby that you loved while growing up?
  1. Were you a collector of anything particular?
  1. What was your school like?
  1. Who was your best friend at school? What is the earliest memory that you still have of them?
  1. Did you have any particular teacher at school who you liked?
  1. What was your earliest memory of any shenanigans that you participated in?
  1. Did you ever get caught doing something wrong? What was it?
  1. What did you want to be when you grew up?
  1. Did you and your best friend have any secret hangout places?
  1. Did you ever do anything as a child that made you go back in time and change it?
  1. What was your first job like?
  1. Did you have any particular goal that you wanted to achieve?
  1. How many jobs have you had throughout your life?
  1. If you could have changed careers to something better, would you have done it?
  1. What was your dream while growing up?
  1. How would your friends describe you in school days?
  1. What was school like for you?
  1. Were there any particular subjects that grew an affinity for?
  1. What was your highest achievement in school?
  1. Were you liked by the teachers at school, or were you the mischievous child?
  1. Was there any teacher at school who changed your perception towards any subject that you disliked?
  1. How did you decide your career path?
  1. Did you have a good college/university life?
  1. How was college different back then?
  1. Were there any clubs that you were a part of?
  1. What were your favorite sports growing up? Who was your favorite player?
  1. How strict were the teachers at your school?
  1. Was there a dress code in your school?
  1. What was the salary from your first job? Were you satisfied with it?
  1. Do you have any memories from your workplace that is hilarious?
  1. How was your first boss?
  1. When did you buy your first car?
  1. When did you buy your first house?
  1. Was there any particular car that you loved?
  1. Who was the first person you ever fell in love with?
  1. What was grandfather/grandmother like when you had first met them?
  1. What was your first impression of grandfather/grandmother?
  1. What is the fondest memory that you still have of grandfather/grandmother?
  1. When did you get married?
  1. What was your wedding ceremony like?
  1. How did you choose mother/father’s names? What was the reason behind it?
  1. Did you have any ailments as a child?
  1. How did you spend your time as a child?
  1. How was your relation with your parents?
  1. How did you and your family spend your time together?
  1. What is one piece of life advice given by your parents that still sticks with you?
  1. Was there an allowance allotted to you as a child? If yes, how did you use it?
  1. Was there any favorite toy you were particularly fond of?
  1. Where did you first travel to? How did you like it?
  1. What is the best place where you have gone for a vacation and why?
  1. What are the fondest memories of your family trips that you still remember?
  1. Do you believe in religion, or are you an atheist? How has it changed your life?
  1. What is the best memory as a raising mother/father?
  1. If there is any advice you could have given to your younger self, what would it be and why?
  1. How much do you think your decision-making process has changed as you have grown older?
  1. How do you deal with stress?
  1. Has anyone ever gotten you out of a tight situation? Who is it?
  1. What was your favorite movie growing up?
  1. Which songs did you love listening to while growing up?
  1. Are there any particular artists whose work you used to admire?
  1. What kind of inventions do you think are the best ones during your lifetime?
  1. Did you like reading books? What was your favorite book growing up?
  1. Was there any fictional character that you admired as a child?
  1. What was your first memory of witnessing a war?
  1. Do you remember your family engaging in political conversations while you were young? What is your earliest memory of it?
  1. How much do you think everything has changed all around? Are you coping up with the change, or are you having a hard time with it?
  1. Do you remember any big event that became international news from your time?
  1. Who is your oldest friend to date?
  1. What were the toughest choices that you had to make in your entire life?
  1. Were there any events that changed your perspective about life?
  1. Have you ever had any paranormal experiences?
  1. Did you play pranks on other people? If yes, what was the funniest one from your memory?
  1. What is the best thing that has ever happened to you?
  1. Are there any regrets in your life? How have you coped up with them?
  1. Who is your favorite sports personality/actor/musician/comedian/chef?
  1. What is your favorite food/color/ice cream/candy/drink?
  1. What are the things that you are truly grateful for?
  1. Are there any secrets in our family that no one knows of?
  1. What is something in your life that you are truly proud of?
  1. What is your favorite thing about us?
  1. Is there any place that you have not visited but want to?
  1. If you could give me life advice, what would it be?

Talking to your grandparents and bonding with them is one of the best things that you can do. Having them care for you and love you is something that you should be grateful for. After all, they are the ones who understand and guide us through tough times.