At the estate auction I previously mentioned, my sister-in-law asked my cousin (the daughter of the deceased) if there was anything she'd like to ask her mother about after all of the sorting and cleaning of the home place. My cousin replied that she'd ask her the story behind the obviously very, very old cedar chest that was stored in a corner of the garage attic (of all places) that held her mother's childhood mementos, along with baby blankets/quilts, and other keepsakes. None of the kids had ever seen it before. They know nothing about it, so that's what she would ask about.
How about you? Do you have a family heirloom that you wished you could have asked an ancestor about?