Not just the stuff you heard
How about when they were young?
What excitements came their way?
Did they do any crazy things?
Chances are if they did some crazy stuff they have not told anyone about it
Did they see amazing things?
What interesting things do they know about your family?
So much will just die with them.
Shame really because everyone has a story
In fact many of our parents and grandparents have lots of interesting anecdotes
You might be surprised at what they did or experienced in their younger lives
Why not find out
Once they are gone it's too late
You will probably find some photo or memento that looks as if it has a story
Too late they've gone and the story with them
Just buy a simple little tape recorder and ask them some questions about their lives
Their stories just might give you some important insights into your own life