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By: Lynn Cowell
Proverbs 31 Speaker

If someone gave you a map showing that an antique diamond ring was buried in your back yard, would you grab a shovel right now? Of course you would! Whatever it took to dig up that diamond, you would get it done!

Well, girl, let’s grab our shovels because we have that kind of treasure. It’s called our grandparents! Surprised? Grandparents and hidden treasures actually have a lot in common! They’re both old(er). They’re both “outdated.” But best of all, they are both very valuable!

At a recent family get together, Grandpa shared with our family his memory of the day World War II ended. Now, I’ve studied this time period in school but in no way could it compare with a first hand account of that special day from someone who was actually there! His hilarious story was filled with shot guns, underwear getting blown off a line as it was hanging to dry and one upset mother! As he weaved his tale, my mind created the scene. It was way better than any history class that I have ever taken. Not only did we laugh, but I learned a little bit more about what makes up this man we call Grandpa.

So girls, it’s time to dig! I know that you all love to create videos and watch them, so let’s make a video of Grandpa and Grandma. You can capture first hand stories about our country’s history, your family’s history, or maybe how they came to know Jesus. I bet they could even supply some funny “dirt” on your parents while they were growing up! (All in playful fun of course!)

Here is a list of some questions to help you get started:

1) What is the biggest thing that happened in our country’s history while you were growing up?
2) What was dating like when you were in high school?
3) What was your favorite Christmas gift as a child?
4) How did your family celebrate (Name one of the holidays.)?
5) Did you ever move when you were a kid? If so, how did it go?
6) Who was your best friend and why were they?
7) How did you come to know Jesus?

I know that you can think of tons of others to make this interview your own.

Just think, not only will you learn from them, but it is also the perfect way to say, “Grandma (or grandpa), you are valuable and I love you!” Let the cameras roll!

© 2010 by Lynn Cowell. All rights reserved.

Lynn Cowell lives in Charlotte, NC with her family. They enjoy hiking, football, rugby, white water rafting, fast pitch softball and music.

Lynn loves hanging out with girls and challenging them to run hard after Jesus; to discover Him as the purest lover of their heart and to find that He completely fills every corner and every desire. He alone.

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