I also began recording the simple conversations that I had with my grandfather or that he had with other family members. I began to include other aspects as well - I had my grandfather read story books that he had read to us (the grandkids) when we were little. I started thinking about how much it would mean to me to have recordings of my grandfather reading the books that were so important to all of us.
As an adult, I have found myself reading these same books to the small children that are in my family, hoping to instill in them not only a love of reading but also a fondness for the characters that the authors, specifically Beatrix Potter, created.
Now, the audio file that I have included below is unedited, so you can hear the pages turning, but I wanted you to get an idea about this project. Oral history projects don't have to be limited to factual information. Ask your family member to read to you. Or sing to you (I recorded my uncle singing to my cousin and myself). Have your interviewee tell you some of your favorite stories. It's all about preservation.