“Ten Questions to Ask at a Class Reunion”
(a brief article from Dr Don Whitney)
Sometimes it’s hard to know what to say to classmates you haven’t seen in years. It’s even harder at your spouse’s class reunion, for you may not know anyone there. Take these questions with you to these gatherings and you’ll be prepared to talk with anybody: a long-lost classmate, a classmate’s spouse, even a complete stranger. In addition to school reunions, most of these questions can work in any setting where you haven’t seen the people for a long time, as well as in a situation where you are just getting acquainted. Some of the questions are just for fun, others may open deeper levels of conversation.
How did you meet your spouse?
What are your kids like?
What do you like best about your job?
What do you like best about the place where you live?
Do you have a good church?
How have you changed (other than appearance-ha) since graduation?
What’s been the biggest tragedy in your life since our school years?
How is your life different now than you thought it would be at this point?
Would you go back to our school years if you could?
If you could change one thing about the years since graduation, what would it be?
What’s your favorite school memory?
Who was your favorite teacher and why?
What’s your favorite sports memory from school?
What was your most embarrassing moment?
What was the funniest moment during our school years?
What’s been the most influential book in your life since graduation?
What’s the most important thing you want to accomplish before you die?
Copyright © 2003 Donald S. Whitney. Used by pdb with permission.