If you could have anyone in the whole world over for dinner who would it be?
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This is a wonderful topic. I'm going to name two people as one is still living and the other is not.
Living person: Paul McCartney. I became a fan when the Beatles were on Ed Sullivan on February 9, 1964. I feel as if I grew up with the Beatles and now having seen the documentary "Get Back" and listening to interviews on the Beatles channel on satellite radio I would love to have Paul McCartney as a guest for dinner.
No longer living: My mother. She's been gone 25 years and I miss her every day.
Albert Einstein, I would love to hear him speak of things that intrigue him, and how he came to understand the things he presented to the world. My favorite saying attributed to him:
"Great Spirits have always encountered violent opposition from mediocre minds."
I cant invite just 1 person to dinner, i have to invite a whole group! We used to love sponsoring foreign students. We’d invite them to dinner and have great conversations about the country of each one, what brought them to the US, and their plans for after graduate school. Made for wonderful evenings!
So many possibilities. A living person I'd love to have dinner with is the novelist Marilynne Robinson. My hands-down favorite for a person no longer alive is Abraham Lincoln.
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I agree…such a hard choice. There are more people who have passed that I rather have dinner with than some people who are alive. I would love to talk to Vincent Van Gogh through all stages of his tortured life . Can we keep inviting them back or is this just one dinner? Then it’s a toss up between Joyce Carol Oates and Margaret Atwood…leaning more towards Oates. Have to see which one is available….then get a list of their favorite foods , wines , dessert and music. So much to do.
I once sat next to James Watson, one of the authors of The Double Helix at a scientific dinner in Woods Hole Massachusetts. Good thing I read the book but he was not very talkative…..thank goodness. Looked bored …he’s 94 today….God bless him.
If all of the Beatles were still alive, would you still pick Paul McCartney? *wink*
Oh I've never heard that quote! I love it!
I've read Housekeeping! I read it a long time ago but I remember it was pretty good.
@femalepersuasion Oh, good question. I might ask George Harrison to dinner. His musical and spiritual journey fascinâtes me. « Wink »
Who would you like to invite for a dinner guest?
Living- Louise Penny, author
Non-living- my mom, too. Tomorrow we do her internment. She passed in 2020 during COVID, she didn’t have it, but we couldn’t visit, couldn’t have a service/collation. We scheduled and re-scheduled twice, but the numbers went up. Numbers are up again, we gave up, felt too exhausted to plan a ZOOM service. Five of just family will gather at graveside. COVID has really upended all our lives, but what can you do? Life goes on.
Having just watched the Platinum Jubilee videos, Queen Elizabeth II would have a lot of insightful perspectives.
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