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Discussion in 'Month of Challenges Nine - 2021' started by AnneofAlamo, Jan 23, 2021.

  1. AnneofAlamo

    AnneofAlamo Slippers IN sunshine? Even better!

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    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?





     
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  2. michelepixels

    michelepixels Amazing, Awesome and Wonderful!

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    I ended up interviewing my husband about his memories of the births of our children (now 19, 17, and 14) but I had a few other ideas first: when my friend and I met, our early walking days (we walk together weekly), and, from scrolling through the challenge thread, I considered the fabulous idea of reminiscing with my husband about our honeymoon.
     
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  3. bestcee

    bestcee Lorelei and Rory are my neighbors

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    As life changes, my husband and I have been talking about when we bought our first house - more than 5 years ago; or when he was in school and when we went to school together.

    I've also thought about 9/11. It was such a big day in my life and my husband but happened before my son, and my brother was only 3, so he doesn't really remember life before.

    I've also thought about asking my mom about Halloween when I was a kid. I remember it being one way, but I'm sure she remembers it another way. To me: She was magical and able to sew 3 costumes in no time flat. But I'm sure if I ask her, I'll learn she stayed up late sewing, and worked on it while we were at school.
     
  4. Carla

    Carla Well-Known Member

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    @bestcee My mother did the same thing! Actually, she made a lot of the clothes that I wore! I remember one Halloween outfit that she made me. It was supposed to be a pilgrim outfit. Black to the floor with a white apron and collar. There was even a hat to wear with it. I was so proud of that outfit....until everyone started asking me why I had dressed like a nun! LOL! It's funny now but it wasn't back then! I ended up wearing it again in a play right before Thanksgiving!

    But that would be a good interview. Finding out how Halloween has changed from one generation to another. Or from one region of the country to another. One could even view Christmas in that way as well. or ask about family traditions.
     
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  5. A-M

    A-M Not a lot of hustle in my hustle anymore

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    @AnneofAlamo Thankyou Anne for starting this thread. I am still stuck so this will possibly be a challenge I will need to skip.
     
  6. Carla

    Carla Well-Known Member

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    This is a tough challenge and I am not one to go asking folks to allow me to interview them. But we are on the 23rd day of the month and I will NOT allow myself to give up this far into the month. I will rise....even if I have to interview the CAT.
     
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  7. A-M

    A-M Not a lot of hustle in my hustle anymore

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    I would do a pet interview but we do not have a pet.
     
  8. AnneofAlamo

    AnneofAlamo Slippers IN sunshine? Even better!

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    I am thinking a fun phone call to a friend or relative and just chat, and ask questions, nonchalantly may be a good way to attempt this.
    I am also availing myself, anyone wants to PM me questions about any event, I will gladly answer questions ♥
     
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  9. Carla

    Carla Well-Known Member

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    What about a neighbors pet? Or the neighbor about their pet?
     
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    Carla Well-Known Member

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    I am all for these as well! I am up to answering questions too!
     
  11. umyesh

    umyesh Swooning for warm bread & butter

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    Interview another TLP member about scrapbooking five years ago (I'm happy to be interviewed along with Anne!). What program were you using? What site was your favorite? Who was your favorite designer?i Did you do MOC five years ago? What was your experience?
     
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    umyesh Swooning for warm bread & butter

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    Think about questions you want to answer or reflect on yourself, then pick someone else to interview who has said they're willing in this thread. If you don't care to keep the random person's answers on your page, you can keep a copy with just your answers for yourself.
     
  13. michelepixels

    michelepixels Amazing, Awesome and Wonderful!

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    I love journaling challenges and don't find them hard. If anyone wants to interview me about anything, just send me a message.
     
  14. Ferdy

    Ferdy Heavy Metal Head Banger

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    I confess that this challenge will be the hardest part for me. I'm with my fiance for less than 5 years, I don't have kids, my mom passed away...I'll need to use someone's ideas, for sure!!
     
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    Ferdy Heavy Metal Head Banger

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  16. A-M

    A-M Not a lot of hustle in my hustle anymore

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    @AnneofAlamo @Carla @umyesh
    Thankyou for the offers to be interviewed but isn't the criteria for the challenge that it is to be an event you both shared in real life?
     
  17. michelepixels

    michelepixels Amazing, Awesome and Wonderful!

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    I don't think you have to know the person or have shared the event in real life.
     
  18. Carla

    Carla Well-Known Member

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    Does it have to be 5 years or more or does it just have to be in the past, like last year or last month?


    Answering my own question! Yes, at least 5 years ago.
     
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    I went back and re-read the challenge. It doesn't need to be even someone that you shared an event with. Just someone about a past event. Maybe your friend went to a concert that you could not attend. Ask questions about the concert. Or it could be a family reunion that you were not able to attend.
     
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  20. Ferdy

    Ferdy Heavy Metal Head Banger

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    I think I'll do that thing of just start a conversation with a friend and then use the answers, without having a real interview!

    I love the concert idea, @Carla !
     
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