Most people remember their grandparents as they were in old age, sick, debilitated, with poor memories. I’m a PT (20 hours a week) writer-editor at the Madison VA hospital for the My Life, My Story program. I get to interview veterans and write their life stories for their records and their families, so people will know what they were like when they were younger. In my first 20 months, I’ve written 192 veteran’s life stories, some good lives, some troubled lives, but all unique. I think many of them will be read by the great grandkids 20 years from now. I and my colleagues, staff and volunteers, create family heirlooms so those who served our country will not be forgotten.