Recording Ideas

Days to Celebrate (2022):

• 7th: American Family Day
• 7th: Purple Heart Day
• 11th: Sons and Daughters Day
• 13th: Bowling Day
• 16th: Tell a Joke Day
• 19th: Soft Ice Cream Day
• 21st: Senior Citizens Day
• 24th: Waffle Day
• 25th: Banana Split Day
• 26th: Women’s Equality Day
• 26th: National Dog Day
• 30th: Beach Day

Suggested Questions

Memories of Your Children:

• How many children did you have? Boys or girls?
• Tell me stories of raising your kids.
• Were you a strict parent?
• Did your children get along growing up?
• What vacations did you take with your kids?
• What are your happiest memories with your family?
• Did you ever have family reunions?
• What are your children doing now? Jobs? Where do they live?
• What’s the best advice you can give to new parents?
• What is your favorite part about being a parent?

Talk about Your Travels:

• What is your favorite travel destination?
• If you could swim with dolphins or go shark diving, which would you pick?
• What was the most surprising thing you saw or did during your travels?
• What was the strangest thing you ate?
• Where would you revisit? Or not revisit?
• Did you mostly travel for work or pleasure?
• Tell me about your first experience on an airplane.
• Did you meet anyone interesting on your travels?
• What is the longest trip you’ve ever taken?
• What is your favorite activity while travelling?
• What is the best vacation you’ve ever had?

Family Heritage:

• Tell me about some traditions in your family. When and how did they get started?
• Are there any classic family jokes, stories, or songs you can share?
• Where were your ancestors born?
• What are some of the jobs/careers held by past generations of your family?
• Of all the family members you have either known or heard stories about, who do you think lived the most interesting life? Why?
• What is your favorite family holiday season? Why?

Joke Telling:

• Tell me your favorite joke?
• Were you a class clown?
• Who is/was your favorite comedian? Why?
• What is the funniest memory you have growing up?
• Did you play pranks on your siblings? Kids? Parents?