Why limit yourself to writing about what you know? Everyone loves a good mystery. Things you don’t know make for compelling reading too, especially when it comes to family mysteries.
Family Mysteries Passed Down
In my grandmother’s “Treasure Chest of Memories,” she wrote about a cousin who was found dead in a creek. Although malice was suspected, no one ever solved the mystery.
Is there an unsolved mystery in your family tree—or closet? Ferret out the details so the rest of the family can cogitate over it too. As you write, document what you know, but also articulate what you wish you knew.