Re: Regrets. I wish. Do it now.
A couple of years ago a cousin of mine asked for the dates of birth and death of my side of the family and I did that, kept it up to date.
My 5 years living with Mom as she slipped into dementia were rich in communication. (a nice way of sayng Mom never stopped talking). I already knew many of her childhood stories but now I know far more. I have jotted down some of it. I am not sure if my kids or grandkids would be interested.. at least not until they are old.
When my grandson was born my daughter gave me a little book to fill in the blanks and give back. It is 'my story' and in it are a few details about my own life.
Personally I enjoy talking with people in my own generation about their childhood, youth, training etc. Yet I doubt if the generations to come will care. I guess a few dramatic stories would be of interst, like my Mom emigrating to the USA on a ship at age 17, with a cousin. She had never seen a banana until that ship's dining room and began to cut and eat the whole thing, peel and all!
One of my depated uncles told a story of his arrival in the port of NY in winter a few days after a snowstorm. He said to his mother in German ''Mama! In America der Schnee ist schwarz!" Mama, in America the snow is black! It was dirty from the coal dust in the air, NYC in 1926...
Some of these funny stories I have written down.