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Two Questions You Can Answer to Help With GenForward — 2 Comments

  1. I thought quite a bit about who I would like to ask a question of. If possible, I would like to ask my great grandfather and my grandfather, on my father’s side of the family, “What were the most memorable times in your life?” I never knew my great grandfather, and my grandfather died when I was very young, so there are also no memories of him. I recently found out that they made a lot of money during prohibition running whiskey from Canada to this area of Minnesota, so I would hope to hear some of those stories.

    For the second video, I would like to leave the story of my faith journey. This would be especially important for my youngest grandson, due to be born near the end of April. He and his mother live in Ohio, so spending time with him will be a challenge. That same faith journey would be important for my current grandchildren, most of them in their early teens, so when they are older, they would better understand the “why” behind the sacrifices my wife and I have made to help raise them.

  2. My maternal grandfather was German and lived just north of the Austrian border. I know his name. I know he died as a Nazi soldier in WWII. I know my mother was only 5 years old when he died. I know little else. I have been told that he died on the Russian front but I do not know if this is true. If I could, I would ask him what his thoughts and feelings were before he put on his uniform for the first time, as he wore it and what his final thoughts were. Did he fight because he believed the false rhetoric of Adolf Hitler? Or, like so many others in the end, was he forced to lose his life because Hitler demanded it?