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Conversation Starters

Each month, we will briefly feature various topics that can serve as conversation starters for your e-mails with your e-Buddy. Our hope is that these suggestions will help to either start your conversation or add some new thoughts into an ongoing conversation.

Labor Day, September 1st, is the last holiday of the summer, and was established to give hard-working Americans a day of rest from their job. This United States federal holiday has been celebrated on the first Monday of September since the 1880s. Many people choose to celebrate by having a final summer barbeque with friends and family.

Just three weeks later, September 22nd marks the official start of the fall season. For many participants, this means back to school is well underway and leaves nearby will start changing to beautiful shades of red, orange, and yellow. Fall also brings fun celebrations, such as Halloween, fall and harvest festivals, and Thanksgiving.

With Labor Day and the fall season in mind, you could ask your e-Buddy:

  • How was your Labor Day?
  • What did you do?
  • How is school or work?
  • What is your favorite subject at school or project at work?
  • Do you live in an area where the leaves change colors in the fall?
  • If not, do you have travel plans to see the leaves change colors this fall?
  • What is your favorite fall holiday?
  • Are you looking forward to any special fall foods?

Have you had a great conversation with your e-Buddy about something?
Have any ideas you'd like to share?
Send your ideas for Conversation Starters to ebuddiescomments@bestbuddies.org.


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