Stories from Grandpa: A Fill-In Journal and Family Keepsake


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“So many families are separated by distance, and it is harder for grandparents to be able to pass on their personal stories and family history to their grandchildren. Stories From Grandpa is a great way to help grandfathers be able to share those special stories, and it also makes a great keepsake. I especially love the chapters on family traditions, growing up, school days, and life lessons. What a blessing this book will be for grandfathers and for grandchildren!” ―Scarlet Paolicchi founder of and author of Welcome to the Family!

About the Author

Katie H. Sweeney is a San Francisco–based journalist for some of the web’s leading brands and publications, including Forbes Travel Guide, PopSugar, and Haute Living. One of Katie’s favorite people to cook for is her grandfather, Al Hogan. He has taught her to savor the moment and not worry about the past or stress over the future. Find her at

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Find sections for everything from grandpa’s childhood to his schooling, jobs, friends, major milestones, funny stories, and beyond. There are even blank pages at the back for anything else he wants to say.

While it’s designed for grandpas and grandkids, everyone can get involved in filing out this journal and sharing the stories.

This book will become a beautiful piece of your family history that can be passed down for years to come.

Additional information

Weight 13.6 kg
Dimensions 7.3 × 0.5 × 9.1 cm

Rockridge Press July 14 2020




150 pages





Item Weight

13.6 ounces


7.3 x 0.5 x 9.1 inches

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8 Reviews For This Product

  1. 08

    by NauBriana Light

    A great way to connect and open lines of communication
    I’m enjoying “Stories from Grandpa” The questions open up a deep conversation with him. It’s pretty challenging to get a call or text back from my grandpa these days. His memory is fading and he operates every day as if he is running out of time.I didn’t want to burden him by asking him to fill the book out himself so instead, the first time I chose to utilize the book was by starting it off as an ice breaker during a planned family lunch. The topics included funerals, organ donation, future living arrangements, what if scenarious, life insurance, wills, trust, etc. These are never popular topics but extremely important.Asking the questions really allowed things to flow differently. It was easier to switch up the conversation after being pretty strategic about which chapter I wanted to start with. Such as “Chapter 10. Your Hopes for the Future” I left the lunch table with more confidence and a plan. I also call my GPA every week with 5 questions he is becoming more anxious to answer every call. The book is worth the $10! I also picked one up for my grandma. 😃

  2. 08

    by Kindle Customer

    Better than most; some questions still a bit silly, too personal, or not relevant to a lot of people
    Of the options out there, this seems like best Grandpa tailored journal. Still, some of the content is not relevant and a bit “folksy” (Grandpas today are a bit more modern than some of the content in this suggests), and silly (“who is your first love” – this is great for grandpa, but a bit strangely personal for a grandkid to care about, especially if it’s not grandma). Some questions I’m sure most will not feel comfortable answering (more like a personal journal, not one intended to be read by others); Other questions are too deep and require a lot of thought, but with the 5 large lines of text for each question, would be impossible to easily expound upon in the journal itself.Overall, too many questions, and likely feels a bit burdensome for grandpa. For some people, some of the questions might fill Grandpa with regret and not be a positive experience (asking about friendships, regrets – many older adults do not have a ton of close friends and might feel a bit on the nose for them to have to share that with their grandkid..). If this stuck to key events and was authored by a grandpa himself, probably would feel more relevant as a gift to a grandchild.It would be interesting to see reviews on here from the Grandpas and grandkids themselves (not the person who is buying this journal for grandpa to fill out), I’m sure some of it might not be positive from their perspective.Also wish the journal itself didn’t have the question creators name on the front along with the subtitle “a fill-in journal family keepsake” – maybe put this in the pocket instead. makes this feel like a book rather than a personal journal.

  3. 08

    by Janaé

    This is a gift for the holidays!
    I was looking for a book that would allow me to capture the thoughts of my great-grandfather and I’m so glad I found it because I guarantee you that this book will definitely bring your closer to your grandfather and so much more. If your grandfather is a bit standoffish, like my great-grandfather, then you already know that most of these books can get a bit personal and its hard to push past the cold shell he may demonstrate on the outside.What I love about this book is that there are so many questions to choose from ranging from how your grandfather grew up, to his thoughts on the way the world works. Those questions are the ones that stand out the most and you do not have to ask them all at once. I asked mine a simple one, ” What does he think of technology today? An help or a hinderance?” I was blown away by the response I received! Here, we are talking about someone who lived through the radio before the television, and now has lived to see so much in his time. My great-grandfather and I differ greatly on political aspects, but the goal for me is to understand and, hopefully, see if we can find a middle ground.These questions are so impactful. So curious. What I love the most about them is that a lot of these questions are great for our peers too. It provides a great way to not just to connect with our grandfathers, but to connect and engage more with others beyond small talk.

  4. 08

    by Amy C.

    Gave it to my Dad so he could start writing stories to pass along to the kids and grandkids. Well done, like the questions and layout. Prompts memories and stories. Just don’t like that it’s geared to a specific person, but can work with that.

  5. 08

    by David

    Such a great idea
    Very nice and thoughtful book. Wish I would have thought about buying a version of this for my grandma before she passed.

  6. 08

    by Anne Harrington

    Very nice gift
    I bought this for my father for his birthday. I figured it would make a nice regift to my boys when they get older. A nice way for them to learn more about their grandpa.

  7. 08

    by Mindy T C

    Great Keepsake Book!
    Great keepsake!!! Asks for wonderful keepsake information about their life. Used it as a source for quality interview questions for BOTH of my parents as a keepsake for their grandchildren.

  8. 08

    by busymom

    Grandpa liked it
    Perfect product. This was given to grandpa as a Christmas gift and he started writing in it Christmas night. I like the size and the colorful front cover.I was planning to buy these for Christmas 2019, but it would not have arrived before Christmas. We gave it to him the next year.

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