By Ken Bannister, Contributing Editor
I confess: I am again held captive by a new obsession! With no other older living relatives, it’s my octogenarian parents or, to be more specific, my octogenarian parents’ memories. Baby boomer me is now the self-appointed family genealogist.
As the future caretaker of our family history, I find that visits to my parents have taken on greater meaning as I attempt to tap into their wealth of recollections. The nice thing about talking with seasoned information caretakers is that they love to share their thoughts with you—including countless enlightening and perhaps long-forgotten “back in the day” factual nuggets.