This one was tougher than it seemed when I started out. I kept thinking about conversation and how I would divide my attention. For example my first choice would be Jesus Christ, but inviting Him would make all the other people seem irrelevant... unless I were to invite my friends and family who are not believers, so that they could talk to Jesus and get to know Him. So for the purposes of this exercise I won't be including Him on my list.
As for the details of the party, I would have it at my home, but I would definitely have it catered since cooking isn't my strong suit. Plus I wouldn't want to worry about drinks and snacks when I could be visiting with my guests.
(Hypothetical question about this hypothetical question... Would it be cheating if I made my party "plus one" so that each person on the invite list could bring their spouse??)
Here's my non-family list:
- Paul the Apostle
- C.S. Lewis
- Carrie Moreau (friend)
- Lynette Hayes (friend)
- Brother Randy Edwards (my pastor)
- Mary, mother of Jesus
- Joseph, son of Jacob
My runners-up are King David & Abraham.
Here's my family list. I chose not to include anyone living, because then it sort of turns into a wedding guest list and we all know how those can turn out. And anyway, this is a genealogy blog.
- Emma Brimer Hill
- Mary Zoey Rachal Richey
- Minnie Richey
- William Park
- Robert McGrath (my Paw Paw)
- Margaret Gamble McGrath
- Lily Theresa Chenevert Martin
- Richard Lyon Martin
- Samuel Allen Martin (my Grandad)
- Willie Henderson Taylor Martin
- Hiram Gray Austin
- William Pinckney Rose
I actually got my hubby to do this one too. As in most things, he didn't over-analyze it as much as me, but gave me his list almost off the cuff. He said he would simply love to hear all these men in a room having a discussion and listen like a fly on a wall.
- Isaac Newton
- Thomas Edison
- Ben Franklin
- Pope Francis
- Eric Tarver (friend)
- Corey Tarver (friend)
So tell me. Who would you invite to your dinner party?