The January 23 - Interview About The Past challenge is indeed challenging. I have known about it for a little bit, and been ruminating about the interview. Sometimes, the making of the page stands in the way of the getting the memory. I want to give some ideas and tips for interviewing. First lets go back 5 years: Frozen came out! Questions to ask? How many characters can you name in the movie? Can you sing the song? and are you more Anna or Elsa? Before interviewing someone, they are already hesitant, so having questions first is important. If you choose a big event, in the news or their lives. Start by just talking about the moment, then ask: Where were you when this happened? How did it affect your life? How did you feel about it? Sometimes, if you make it more casual, ask if they will help you learn more about the event they remember. Begin searching for it on the internet. The words that come out, in conversation can help you ask questions with more of a personal level. Ten years ago: Facebook became available to everyone around the world. Nintendo Wii came out Some more dates that may help spark interview questions: April 29, 2011: 3 billion people tune in to watch Britain's Prince William marry college sweetheart Kate Middleton in a ceremony at Westminster Cathedral in London October 13, 2010: 33 miners are rescued after spending 69 days trapped in a Chilean copper mine. Some more close to home interview questions: Remember first day of school? What did you wear? Who was your best friend? Did we walk to school, how did you get there? Favorite present 5, 6, 7 years ago for birthday, or Christmas or maybe a vacation or adventure you went on together. I haven't even begun yet, I am not sure my heart wants to go back 5 years ago. I am gonna go thru my photo files of 5, 6, years or more, and see if I can find an event that I can talk to my boys or husband about, that is joyful. I would love to have you fill this thread with your ideas?