August • September

Recording Ideas

Days To Celebrate (August):

• 11th: Sons and Daughters Day
• 12th: Vinyl Record Day
• 16th: Tell a Joke Day
• 19th: Soft Ice Cream Day
• 21st: Senior Citizens Day
• 25th: Banana Split Day
• 31st: College Colors Day

Days To Celebrate (September):

• 3rd: Labor Day
• 5th: Cheese Pizza Day
• 6th: Read a Book Day
• 7th: Beer Lovers Day
• 19th: Talk Like a Pirate Day
• 22nd: Hunting and Fishing Day
• Sept 9th – 15th: National Assisted Living Week. Theme: Family Is Forever

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?

Labor Day:

• What was your first job?
• What was your favorite job?
• What is the funniest memory that you have while working?
• What was your best Labor Day celebration?
• Who was your favorite boss and why?

Beer Lovers:

• What is your favorite beer?
• Do you prefer beer, wine, or liquor drink?
• What age did you have your first beer?
• Who did you drink your first beer with?

College Colors Day:

• Where did you go to college?
• What are your college team colors?
• Did you play sports in college?
• How did you become a fan of the team you root for now?
• What is your best college memory?

It’s All about Family:

• Do you have any siblings? If so, how many?
• Can you tell us a little about each of them?
• How many children do you have? Grandchildren? Great Grandchildren?
• What do you believe are their best qualities?
• What is the best vacation spot that you went to with your family?
• What is your fondest memory from that vacation?
• Which family member is most like you? Why?
• What is the best advice that you have received from a family member?
• Who in your family made you laugh the most?
• Are there any people here that you consider family?
• What important life lessons would you like to pass on to future generations?