The other day I was having a conversation with two of my grand children - telling them about the life of my own father - their grand father.
They both listened intently and when I mentioned that their grand father had a whole chapter dedicated to him in the book "Animal Dunkirk" and the part he played in the animal rescue at Kariba in Zimbabwe, they were amazed - my grand daughter said she was going to tell all her friends at school that her grand father was famous!
I think it is important to pass on family history to the younger generations - even if they appear not really interested - there will come a day when they will want to know.
For myself, I have always been interested in family history and can trace my own family right back to 1688 and have a huge family tree with all the names on it.
However, still today there are questions that I wish I had asked my late dad and so some time back, I decided to make a scrap book for my children and grand children with all the photos, letters, etc., that I had collected over the years from both sides of my family right up until today so that they would be able to see their roots - and I hope one day they will carry on and add their own history to it.