My mom’s cousin is in her late eighties and she’s been asking me for a couple of years to visit and go through her old photos. Her kids and grandkids won’t do it, so I guess I’ve been nominated family historian. I am interested in her story and while mindful of her age, I’ve been putting off visiting because I’m not sure about the best approach. I’m afraid that I’ll forget most of what she tells me, so I’d like to record it. Anyway my Mom just hit me this evening with taking her down to see her cousin tomorrow afternoon (Mom is infamous for springing surprises like this on us). So now I feel unprepared. I wish I’d had a few days to think it all through and plan a little. I can record it on my phone, assuming she’s cool with that. But I’m wondering if anyone here did something similar. What worked? What didn’t? What did you fuck up or forget to do that you’d like to redo? Any suggestions would help.