Wyoming Stories Sample Questions

Dec 19, 2012

Background on the storyteller:

  • Were you born in WY? If so, where/when… If not, how/when did you end up in WY?
  • What was your childhood like?
  • Who were your favorite relatives? Do you remember any of the stories they used to tell?
  • What were your parents like? Grandparents?
  • What is your best memory of childhood? Worst?
  • How would you describe a perfect day when you were young?
  • What traditions have been passed down in your families?
  • What are your memories of grade school / high school…?
  • Was there a teacher who had a particularly strong influence on your life?

Adult life:

  • How did you meet your husband/wife?
  • What was life like when you were first starting out?
  • What were the best times? What were the most difficult times?
  • What lessons has your work life taught you?
  • Were you in the military? What would you like to share about that time in your life?
  • Who has been the most important person (or has had the biggest influence) in your life? What can you tell me about him or her?
  • What are the most important lessons you’ve learned in life?
  • What are you proudest of in your life?
  • How would you like to be remembered?
  • Is there a message you’d like to be remembered?
  • Is there a message you’d like to leave for your children or future generations to come?

Wyoming and Ranching / Farming / Historical Site:

  • What is your earliest/favorite memory of this site?
  • What has changed on your family ranch or farm since your childhood?
  • What changes are for the good and what changes do you feel are not for the best?
  • What are your proudest of – or most passionate about related to your operation?
  • What do you think the future holds for your land?
  • What advice would you give to the next generation of Ag producers in the State?
  • What else would you like to share with me about your life on the ranch/farm?