My Life Story; One Day at a Time

This little container celebrates something very important - you!  There are 365 questions and if you will follow a simple plan; you will find that around this time next year, you will have a very personal history finished.

You select one question each day (or at least once a week - it just takes longer to finish ;-).  Spend a few minutes, pause, ponder, & remember.  Paste the question at the top of a blank page, and then record your personalized response.

Don’t worry about spelling, handwriting, etc.  Just tell YOUR story!

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  1. Do you like to go to the theater?  The opera?  The symphony?  which do you like the best?  Which production did you like best and why?
  2. Tell about retirement - when, where, what will you do with your time?
  3. Where would you like to vacation and why?
  4. Did it snow where you lived as a child?  What kinds of things did you do in it?
  5. Where is the most exciting place you have ever been to?  What made it exciting?
  6. Tell about school.  Schools attended.  Special teachers, friends, classes, activities, humorous situations. achievements.
  7. Tell about any conditions surrounding your birth that you are aware of.  Tell any interesting stories about your beginnings (how your name was chosen, any close calls).
  8. Describe a trip downtown as a youngster.
  9. What are some of your favorite smells?  Why?
  10. Tell about how, when, and where you learned to drive.  Any memorable experiences?
  11. Describe a childhood birthday.
  12. Tell about your life as the children left home, new interests.  What did you do with the extra time.  New employment.  Moves, hobbies, etc.
  13. Do you like rain storms?  Why?  Why not?  Do you have memories connected with rain?
  14. What kind of music do you like?  Any memories associated with specific music?
  15. Tell about a special date you had with a boy/girl friend, your fiancée.
  16. Write a want ad that describes your father.
  17. Tell about any interesting or important visitors to your home.
  18. Tell about your teenage social life, your friends, dances, movies, dating. outings. church functions, etc.
  19. Tell a courtship story about your parents.  How they met, etc. Then tell the same about you.
  20. What did you want to be when you grew up?
  21. What were your father's best traits?  His worst?  The traits you share?
  22. Describe getting a Christmas tree with your family as a child.  How did you decorate it.  When did you put it up, etc.
  23. Tell about your mother - personality, characteristics, stature, coloring, talents, temperament, family stories about her, her role in the home, etc.
  24. How do you feel about dentists and why?
  25. How did you like being the oldest, youngest, or middle child?  Did it have any particular advantages or disadvantages?
  26. Describe a "sound" from your childhood, what was it?  When did you hear it?  What does it bring to mind?
  27. Did you serve in the military?  If so, where and when?  What do you remember about the experience?
  28. What church callings have you had?  Which did you enjoy the most?
  29. Tell about some of the most notable people in your hometown.
  30. What kind of sports did you play?  Did you watch?  Did you like?  How about now?
  31. Tell about a fishing or hunting experience.
  32. Describe a childhood Christmas.
  33. What makes you feel good?  (Occasion. food, person. etc.)
  34. Tell about a favorite vacation from your childhood.
  35. Tell about family reunions.
  36. Describe your first paying job.  What was your salary?  Your duties?  What was your boss like?
  37. Did you have a close relationship with any of your grandparents?  Tell about it.
  38. Tell about each of your children’s pregnancies, birthdates, and where.  Doctor, circumstances surrounding their birth, characteristics, and differences raising them in your home.
  39. What does the mail mean to you?  Are you a good letter writer?  Who do, or have, you corresponded to?
  40. Do you have a favorite author?  Why?  Who?  Tell about favorite books as a child, youth, adult.
  41. What is your greatest joy?  Your greatest sorrow?
  42. If you could be an animal. which one would you choose and why?
  43. Do you remember a special birthday party you've had, given or been to?  Describe it, people, food, games, etc.
  44. Describe a typical day during your High School years.
  45. Describe the downtown of your childhood at Christmas time.
  46. Describe your mother's wedding dress?  What do you know about her wedding?
  47. Between the ages of 5 and 10, what was your favorite activity?
  48. Describe the perfect autumn day, what would you do on that day?
  49. What things do you enjoy doing today that you also enjoyed as a child?  Describe then and now differences, similarities, etc.
  50. List each of your uncles and aunts and tell one thing about each of them.
  51. What is your principle occupation and what circumstances led to it?
  52. What is the most wonderful thing that ever happened to you?  The Worst?
  53. What as your favorite Saturday activity as a child?
  54. What special things did you do with your mother?
  55. Did you and your father share any interests?  Tell about your relationship with him.
  56. Describe a typical day during your Junior High years.
  57. Did you receive your education somewhere other than school?
  58. If you could be a tree, what kind of tree would you be and why?  What is your favorite scripture and why?
  59. What was a favorite place to go with your family when you were young?
  60. What is one invention you could not live without and why?
  61. Share a principle you have learned or one you've taught.
  62. How old were you and your spouse when you were married?  Describe yourselves, your plans, your hopes, etc., at the time.
  63. What did you used to do as a child that got you into the most trouble with your parents?  How did they handle it?
  64. Did you wish you had more sisters or brothers?  Why?
  65. Describe a favorite vacation in your married years.
  66. Describe your wedding day.
  67. What did your grandfathers do for a living?  Did your grandmothers work?
  68. Write a want ad that describes your mother.
  69. Tell about a frustrating experience you have had with a car.
  70. Were you responsible for any household chores?  What were they?  Which did you most enjoy?  Least enjoy?
  71. What political party comes closest to representing your own point of view?  How do you feel about politics?
  72. What is the most adventuresome thing you have ever done?
  73. Describe your wedding dress, bridesmaids dresses, etc.
  74. If you could be a flower. which one would you be and why?
  75. What is a favorite family place to go with your husband/wife and kids?
  76. What church jobs did your parents have?  What do you remember about their church callings?
  77. What is your advice to those younger than you?
  78. Where did your parents live when they were first married?  Tell about other places they lived as well.
  79. What is your favorite holiday and how do you celebrate it?
  80. Write about some places you went with your mother.
  81. Tell about favorite games you played as a child.
  82. Did you have a favorite TV show as a child or youth?  Describe it.
  83. Tell the words of a song from your childhood, what memories does it bring?
  84. Tell something about each of your children, their personalities, their talents, their traits that make them different and special.
  85. Did you have a favorite toy as a child?  Did it have a name?  What memories are connected with it?
  86. How do you feel about doctors and why?
  87. Where did your grandparents live?  What was their home like?  Did it have a certain "smell or look or feel"?
  88. What are your most precious and deeply embedded values?
  89. Where were you and what were you doing the day President Kennedy was shot?
  90. Tell about all the places you have worked.
  91. How did you become engaged?
  92. Do you have a favorite general authority(s)?  Who and why?
  93. Tell about any ancestors you know about, dates, names, etc., for historical purposes, and any stories about them.
  94. Tell about your own family tradition:  Christmas, birthdays, graduations, 4th of July, Halloween, Thanksgiving, funerals, Memorial Day, Mother's or Father's Day, Weddings. etc.
  95. Did you go to college or take any vocational training?  What and where?
  96. Were you ever in a drama, speech, sports, pep, glee club, etc.?  Tell about it.
  97. Tell about any exciting experiences in scouting, etc.
  98. Describe a typical school day as a child in elementary school.
  99. What was your most embarrassing moment, we mean really embarrassing?
  100. Did you have a childhood hide-out?  Describe it.
  101. What games did you play in your house or neighborhood?
  102. Where did you live as a child?  (City, country, suburb)
  103. Do you remember any special feelings you had as a child?  Fears, fantasies, etc.?  Describe your favorite dress/outfit as a youngster, youth, etc.
  104. What color was your house, bedroom, living room as a child?
  105. Tell about the birth of each of your children.
  106. Do you recall any special event which took place on your block in your neighborhood while you were growing up - deaths, fires, accidents, etc.?
  107. ONE WORD on how to live successfully.
  108. How did you first meet your in-laws?
  109. Where were you and what were you doing the day the first man landed on the moon?
  110. Tell about your early romances.
  111. What are your favorites: colors, flowers, foods, activities, hobbles?
  112. What do you remember about shopping with your mother?  Any particular stores?  What was your favorite store?
  113. What did your father do for a living?  How did he get to work, what time did he go and get home, did he take a lunch, who did he work with and any special training needed?
  114. What do you think about movies?  What is your favorite movie and why?
  115. What is the most important lesson, message, or advice you've learned that you'd like to pass on for others to profit by?
  116. What was the first piece of furniture you bought?
  117. What special things did you do with your father?
  118. How many brothers and sisters do you have?  Describe them and tell a story about you and each of them.
  119. Where were you and what were you doing the day the wall came down in East Germany or the day of the coup in the USSR?
  120. Would you choose differently if you could choose your occupation again?  Why?  How?  Any advice?
  121. Tell about some of your neighbors as a child, youth, adult.
  122. What is the biggest lesson in life you found to be true?
  123. What is your child philosophy?
  124. What instrument do you play or wish you could play?
  125. Thinking back, was there a teacher(s) or class that had a great influence on you?
  126. Tell about handed down talents: foods, clothespin dolls, willow whistles, pottery, quilting, whittling, meat-drying, etc.
  127. What do you think brings good or bad luck?
  128. Describe the perfect spring day and activities done on the day.
  129. Tell about the house(s) you lived in during your childhood.  Do you remember the addresses and phone numbers?
  130. What is your secret for good health?
  131. Describe the perfect summer day and what would you do on that day.
  132. What were your fears, expectations, anticipation, about getting married?
  133. Have you met or worked with any famous people?  Where, when, etc.
  134. Tell about your civic or political activities.
  135. Tell about your favorite uncle,
  136. Do you remember any of your four grandparents?  Any Great Grandparents?  What were their names?  Any memories you have?
  137. Tell about your parent's philosophy of raising kids, discipline, rules, etc.
  138. Were there any events, world, local, or personal, that changed your life?
  139. How do you feel about winning?  Losing?
  140. Where would you like to live most and why?
  141. Tell about the changes you've seen in your lifetime: society in general, technology, fashion, fads, morality, politics, etc.
  142. Tell about your grandchildren - how many?  Names?  How do you feel about being a grandparent?
  143. Did you have roommates or companions?  Tell about them and the things you learned living with others (besides your immediate family).
  144. What do you think about television?
  145. What makes each of your brothers and sisters special?  Be specific.
  146. What do you remember about the day you were baptized?
  147. What is the most trying experience that ever happened to you?
  148. What do you fantasize about being or doing?
  149. What convinced you most in your choice of a spouse?
  150. What are your food preferences?  How did they come about?
  151. Are there any family heirlooms In your possession?  Tell about them and how you Came to acquire them.
  152. Describe walking down main street in your hometown.
  153. Tell about a frustrating experience you have had on washday … with the machine … the outcome of the clothes, etc.
  154. Describe the perfect winter day.  Tell about an activity you would do on that day.
  155. What do you remember about yourself as a teenager?  What was important to you?  Your dreams?  Goals?
  156. Do you have a special school memory?  (College or High School)
  157. Tell about your father - personality, characteristics, stature, coloring, talents, temperament, family stories about him, his role in the home, etc.
  158. Tell about religion practice in your home - faith promoting stories, etc.
  159. What were your mother's best traits?  Her worst?  The ones you share?
  160. Tell about home cures for hiccups, warts, toothaches, colds, earaches, birth control, arthritis, etc.
  161. What do you feel has been the most significant world event that has taken place during your lifetime and why?
  162. What personality trait do you admire most and why?
  163. Tell about your favorite aunt.
  164. Tell about anniversaries (celebrations, gifts, trips, etc.)
  165. How did you feel about school?
  166. What brings you the most peace and why?
  167. Do you have a favorite magazine?  Describe it and the kinds of things you learn from it and enjoy about it.
  168. Describe your yard as a child ... did you help with yard work?  What are your memories?
  169. Where do you like to eat out and what do you order?
  170. Describe your cooking skills as a young bride.  Give one of your husband's favorite recipes and tell where it came from.
  171. Did you go on a mission?  If so, where and when?  What do you most remember about it?  Did you learn a foreign language?
  172. Tell where you went to school - list teachers - subjects - friends.
  173. Did you have a favorite subject in school?  One you dreaded?
  174. Tell how you feel about water - playing in it - seeing it - using it.  Tell about the various bodies of water you have seen and an experience or feeling about each.
  175. Write your testimony of life, marriage, the gospel.
  176. What Is your personal secret for happiness?
  177. Did you belong to girl/boy scouts or 4-H?  Tell about it.
  178. What are you frightened of?  Why?
  179. Tell about dreams, expectations, hopes you have for each of your kids.
  180. Describe your Sundays as a mother/father.
  181. How did your mother spend her time?
  182. Did you have a bicycle?  What was it like?
  183. How do you feel about death?  Tell about your philosophy of after-life.
  184. Describe a favorite childhood friend and some things you did with him or her.
  185. What is your favorite animal and why?
  186. Did you go camping?  Tell about it.
  187. What kinds of foods do you consider "picnic food" and where do you like to go and eat it?