Recently my father-in-law sent us his life history.
Before I delve into how this is good for writing, allow me a personal moment. When we showed our kids the baby pictures of their grandpa, my son says, "He looks like me". I saw a young photo of my husband's grandfather and I saw the family resemblance. I had only seen pictures of him as an old man and therefore I had never seen the family resemblance. My husband is a trim, younger version of my Father-in-Law and my son follows suit. Now the chain has been lengthened--they all look like the earlier generations. In fact the resemblance is so pronounced that a woman in our congregation has a half brother who's last name is Conger and he has the same eyes as my husband.
Boys brains amaze me. Someday that story may be in one of my stories. I love hearing "true" stories that are so better than fiction.
So, its time to spill it. What are some of the crazy hair-brained things that you've done in your pre-teen years?