After finding out that our table topics member was in the hospital with appendix problems (how selfish!), I had to quickly come up with some table topics. Thankfully, Abby provided some help.

Starting from most recent, we worked backwards in history though questions asked to the Dear Abby column. Some of the questions were long, so to speed things up, I paraphrased the questions. This gave up interesting topics such as Smothering mom looks for way to break free from her habit or Angry teens turn down mom’s proposed stepdad

If I had to do the topics again, I would paraphrase them better, but then, having more then 30s to prepare would help too.