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Where did he/she grow up and what kind of a place was it? Rural? A small town? What was it like to live there? Pick this Topic to preserve special memories of his/her hometown.
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- What was the name of the town or city where he/she grew up? What state or country was it in?
- Describe it. Was it a big city, a small town, or rural? What was the surrounding terrain like? Was it flat? Hilly?
- What was the climate of the place that he/she grew up in? Did it have seasonal changes with hot summers and cold winters?
- What was the population of his/her hometown? Was it small enough so that everyone knew each other? Did he/she like its size?
- In later years, what special memories did he/she have about the town that he/she grew up in? Did he/she like to reminisce about his/her favorite place to play or favorite shop to visit?
- Was the home that he/she lived in special to him? What did it look like? Where was it located? What made it unique?
- Did his/her town have any special landmarks? Was there a big park? A river? A statue? What made his/her town different?
- Was his/her hometown famous for anything? What? Did an important person live there? Is there a food that is his/her town's specialty?
- What kinds of people lived in the town that he/she grew up in? Were they all of a certain ethnicity or was there a wide variety?
- Were multiple languages spoken in the town where he/she grew up? What were they? How did this affect the atmosphere of the town? Did certain sections of the town reflect the nationalities related to these languages?
- Did his/her town have any special yearly events? Was there an Independence Day celebration? A winter or harvest festival? What happened on these days?
- Did his/her town have a main street? Describe it. Did it change over time?
- Did his/her hometown have "good" and "bad" areas? What made them this way? Where did he/she live? How did he/she feel about that?
- What was the best part about growing up where he/she did? What was fun to do on evenings and weekends? Were the people especially friendly?
- What was the worst thing about the town that he/she grew up in? Was it too small or too big? Did he/she feel like there was nothing to do?
- How long did he/she live in this town? Did it change while he/she was there? What changed? Did he/she like the changes or not?
- If he/she moved away from this town, did he/she ever go back? Why or why not? Was it the "perfect" place to grow up? Is it still? In your opinion would he/she want to raise a family there today?