“Grandma, do you remember the house where you were born? Tell me about your first school day! On what occasion did you meet grandpa?...”
Ninety questions and many blank spaces to fill: the opportunity of bringing grandmothers and grandchildren closer, to preserve the historical memory of your family and to transmit it. A grandmother is an important figure of everyone’s childhood, a great resource of good advices and wisdom, an irreplaceable part of our lives; yet, we sometimes realize that we do not know much about her.
Francesco Marini has addressed his grandmother a series of questions and now he invites us to do the same. The result is a book that is both a diary and a scrapbook, with plenty of white spaces just waiting to be filled with notes, family trees and photos. Everything you need is a pen and a grandmother willing to tell her stories, to talk about herself, to offer something that will stay on paper forever. The questions form a path that gives order to memories through emotions and feelings: a simple but extraordinary gift for today, when too many stories from the past are lost.
1st edition: May 2013
Reprints: July 2013, December 2013, March 2014, September 2014, January 2015, September 2015, December 2015, January 2016, May 2016, December 2016, March 2017, December 2017, January 2018, November 2018, February 2019