“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, September 2020