Who Would You Invite?

There is that list that you see from time to time that asks if you were having a dinner party what people would you invite to come. The list usually is suppose to be just celebrities. Sometimes it also includes choosing from certain categories of notoriety like history, sport or the arts. It may also let you pick both living and dead people. The real problem is that it only lets you invite like six. I would like to have a dinner party every week with different mixes of these on my list to hear the conversations. That would be epic.

The truth is that I would only like my friends to come, some of my relatives, but especially my kids. I have a wide and diverse bunch of friends and would always like them to come over, but not all at the same time because it is often a problem with parties that they get too big and you can’t really talk in depth with anyone. I always thought too that if you have a party it would be nice for everyone to get along, chat it up and then be friends themselves, but of course that never happens.

A person can dream though. After my friends, some relatives both alive and dead and my kids, here is my list. I would like to talk to them if it was a possibility or at least listen to them talk with people that I match them up with. I just want to be in the room. My only per-requisites are that they have to be respectful, be in a way that I think of them (hmmm since I don’t actually know any of these people that is a big ask…except Jesus…I know Jesus) and speak English so I can understand them. It’s not reality so anything is possible. Jesus is going to be very tired as I want him to be in on all the convos.

Jesus, Fred Rogers, Bill Nye, Chip and Joanna Gaines, Martin Luther King, James Cordon, Johnny Cash, Alexander Hamilton, Lillian Moller Gilbreth, Michael Perry, Stephen King, Jerry Seinfeld, Garth Brooks, Elizabeth Warren, Bill Gates, Jane Austen, Leonardo daVinci, Beyonce Knowles, King David, Julia Child, Abraham Lincoln, Joseph Campbell, Mary the mother of Jesus and her hubs Joseph, Tyra Banks, John D, Rockefeller, Abigail Adams, Mohandas Gandhi, any of the disciples, John Muir, Shakespeare, Winston Churchill, Martin Luther, Rob Bell, C.S. Lewis, Tom Hanks, Amanda Palmer and Neil Gaiman, Annie Oakley, Lin Manuel, Dalai Lama, Mohamed, Martha Washington, Adele, John Stewart, Sacajawea, Dave Chappelle, Loretta Lynn, Lewis and Clarke, Van Gogh and his brother Theo, Robert Mueller, Barack and Michelle Obama, Paul McCartney, Vince Gill, Alexander Hamilton, Lady Gaga, Elizabeth I, Steven Spielberg, Mike Rowe, Corrie Ten Boom, Ira Glass, Brene Brown, Eleanor Roosevelt, Mark Twain, Maya Angelou, Edward Snowden, Jimi Hendrix, John Gurda, Conan O’Brien, Oprah, Freda Kahlo, Condelesa Rice, Nelson Mandela,  Jamie Foxx, John McGivern, Walt Disney, the whole Wythe family, Charles Dickens, Jenny Lawson, Elizabeth Blackwell, Laura Bush, Hugh Jackman, Ellen DeGeneres, Chief Oshkosh, Pink, Dollie Parton, James Lovell, Irena Sendler just to name around 100…subject to change.

Could you even stand it? Just think, Jesus, Brene Brown, Mohamed, Elizabeth Warren, James Cordon and Bill Nye sit down for a talkie poo? Amazing!!!!


2 thoughts on “Who Would You Invite?

  1. Wow! That would be amazing. My list would be shorter. I would certainly invite some of yours, also Jimmy Carter, Eleanor Roosevelt, Richard Feynman, Carl Sagan, John Steinbeck, Marie Curie, Elizabeth Dole, Jane Adams, Emmy Lou Harris, Pope Francis, Golda Meir, Marquette and Joliet. (Not Andrew Jackson)


  2. I originally had on mine Nikola Tessla, but then I hadn’t heard if he liked to talk. Marie Curie was a consideration too, she got the shaft by her hubs, Emmy would be a really good choice, and M and J…wow, can you imagine what they said to each other traveling about let alone in a conversation with any of these folks? I see I forgot to type Eleanor in. I always wondered if Jimmy Carter would give me the time of day, but I am sure he would talk to you. Jane Adams would have been someone that I could have listed along with the others. She was super busy!!! I wonder how Golda would like MKE now days?


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