Talk about something important that has been kept in your family for a long time.
- What is it,
- When your family had it,
- How your family got it,
- why it is important for your family
Some of the medical books that belonged to and were used by my paternal grandfather are still stored in our home with great care. This issue reminds me of those books, which I believe are among the oldest items in our house. My grandfather was a doctor with an extensive library of medical and reference books. I was only five years old when he died, and I don’t recall anything about him today. But I’d heard he was a wonderful person and a fantastic doctor. Everyone in our neighbourhood looked up to him. To honour my grandfather’s memory, my father removed one of his used tables, an armchair, a large portrait of him, and some of his books after he died. My grandfather’s medical books, for example, have survived and may be found on a bookshelf in our home. Those books are at least 50 to 60 years old, and we’ve had them for the past 20 years on our bookcases. Our housekeepers occasionally remove such books from the shelf, clean them, and then return them to the shelf. When I was a little schoolboy, I attempted to read a few pages from the books, and I recall that they had a distinct odour. I tried to decipher what the contents in those volumes were about, but except for a few illustrations, I had no idea. They are medical-science terminology, which is why they appeared jargon to my immature mind. These books have been saved in my family as a memento of my grandfather’s life. My grandfather was adored by my father, and he was adored by my grandfather as well. My grandfather’s only tangible possessions were these books. As a result, they serve as a conduit for my grandfather’s memories. Despite the fact that these books have no monetary value, they are irreplaceable to our family and serve as a reminder of our grandfather’s loving memory.
The thing which has been kept in at home for a long time is I would say TV though it is not a modern one but an old-style television. It has been kept at home because it was a gift given by my father’s friend. Also, it is precious because TV’s were not easy to buy over a decade ago. It has uniques parts in it nowadays, and it is difficult to find the spare parts of it still my father keep it as a treasure. It’s has been a very long time since that TV has been kept at my home.
Follow-ups of Describe Something Important that Has Been Kept in Your Family for A Long Time
Question 1:- Which do you think are better, old things or new things?
Answer:- From my point of view, I think both have their advantages like if we did not invent the computer how we would have made drastic changes nowadays, where we can see how the shape is slim.
Question 2:- Why do you think people keep these things?
Answer:- I think they keep it because they like the collection or they want to remember that previous memory that is related to it.
Question 3:- As well as family photographs, what are some other things that people keep in their family for a long time?
Answer:- Besides photographs, I think there are many things people keep at home like paintings, stones, art, Ancient clock etc.
Question 4:- In your culture, what sorts of things do people often pass down from generation to generation? (Why?)
Answer:- I have not been encountered to, but if I make a guess, I think that would be a watch, a sword, or rings maybe. They pass on because they believe that it will keep them alive and hope that they will maintain the legacy and give respect to their ancestors.
Question 5:- What are the benefits (= what is the value/what is the importance) of keeping some old things in the family?
Answer:- I think if we take an example of keeping photographs at home, it will just give us positivity and also, we will try to remember our close ones. And can feel their importance in our life.
Question 6:- Do you think it’s good to recall the past?
Answer:- However, it is good and bad either way. It is good that we remember them because of their deeds and the way they had helped us or how they still cherish us; it can be bad if someone has a bad experience with it. But ups and downs are a part of our life.
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