Four Questions for the Birthday Person

"Lindy Combs remembers four questions which were regulars in her childhood home at the birthday dinner table. Each birthday person knew the questions ahead of time and so came prepared. Everyone pitched in to fill out the picture and liven up the time of fellowship.
"1. Where and when were you born?
"2. What were the most significant events of the past year?
"3. What is your hope for the coming year?
"4. What are the hopes of others around the table for the birthday person?"