Friday, May 1, 2009

...and steve irwin

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This week's Aloha Friday question is:

What 3 dead people would you like to invite to dinner?

I didn't even have to think about this. My answer is Princess Diana, Mother Teresa, and Steve Irwin.

I've always had a little bit of a fascination with Princess Diana. Partly because she and Prince Charles married the same year Don and I married. Partly because of her name and party because I admired the grace and compassion she exhibited during her short and amazing life.

I should have to explain why I would want to entertain Mother Teresa. Her life was beyond amazing. Her example of being a faithful and humble servant was such an inspiration. I'm sure a dinner wouldn't be enough time with her - maybe a whole weekend.

And I think it would be entertaining to sit and listen to Steve Irwin's stories. Can you imagine a dinner party with those three? Steve Irwin would definitely add the fun factor to the evening.

Thank you to Kailani for hosting Aloha Friday each week. You can find her over at An Island Life.

34 comments:

NateAndJakesMom said...

Marilyn Monroe, Elvis and Eva Peron (Evita).

sues2u2 said...

I agree w/ Princess Di. She died on my wedding anniversary & we had lived in England for three years just before that. So sad.

Let's see. I would also want Katherine Hepburn & Howard Hughes. Both of them were such amazing individuals.

MamaJoss said...

Jerry Garcia - the Grateful Dead himself ... John Lennon ... & for total kicks Chris Farley (man HE was funny!)

Flying Giggles and Lollipops said...

I would have dinner with one of my best friends I grew up with that died in a car accident, my grandpa and grandma. They both passed in the last five years and I miss them dearly!

Heather, aka Jake's Mommy said...

Ooh, my Grandma ... because I miss her.

Joan of Arc ... I bet she had one heck of a story to tell.

James Joyce ... I love his writing.

Lisa C. said...

OMG... I have THE EXACT SAME QUESTION today... WOW!!!!! Even down to the number of guests... Freaky...

Mine were

Marilyn Monroe
Jesus Christ
Johnny Cash

I had read in other posts where this has happened to people, but never thought it'd happen to me.. like walking in with the same dress as the hostess @ a party..

Angie said...

I would have:

Heath Ledger
Elvis
Jonathan Brandis

TheAngelForever said...

Without a doubt I would pick my Nana and Papa. They never met my husband or my boys. I would love for them to see my family. After that perhaps I would pick Anne Frank.

Andrea McMann said...

I would choose my grandpa, who I still miss terribly after five years! And also my mother's oldest and youngest siblings, who both died young and I never got to meet, but heard many stories about.

I am Harriet said...

Eleanor Roosevelt and my mother's parents.

Auntie E said...

My Grandfather(Robert), My grandmother(Grace) and My Mom :-(

Karen said...

I love your answer to this. Steve Irwin would definitely liven things up.

Princess Di
My mother
Anne Lindbergh

Anissa said...

Both of my grandpas and my Nanny!

Jaime said...

heath ledger, johnny cash and abe lincoln.

Jennifer said...

My Grandmother
My Grandfather
My Cousin

SO many things I would like to know and to be able to talk with them again....

Jamey said...

I have no idea who I would want to dine with. I would have to give it some thought. But I love Steve Irwin! You had three great choices!

Sawatzky family said...

Great question...
Jane Austin
Mark Twain
Audrey Hepburn

Melissa said...

What a fantastic list!! Great people :)
I'm not sure who I'd pick... probably C.S. Lewis, J.R.R. Tolkein and my grandfather that I never got to meet. Lewis and Tolkein were friends in real life and I think it would be so interesting to pick their brains... especially Lewis. And I've heard so much about my grandpa... it would be so great to get to know him personally.

Kim said...

I would choose both of my grandmothers - they would be so proud of my family, some members they've never even met.

For my third, I would choose Ronald Reagan.

My Aloha Friday

~~tonya~~ said...

Famous people: JFK, Marilyn Monroe, Elvis

Personal people: my daughter and my 2 grandmothers--so they could meet each other.

Melissa said...

My Grandma because I miss her like crazy
Dad because I never met him
Elvis just because I guess and I can't think of anyone else!

Tara said...

Hmm..thats an interesting question. Perhaps Moses..I would love to ask him how he stood in front of the burning bush and still didn't have the faith that God could use his voice. Then hmm perhaps Elvis that would be interesting. And my Grandmother.. I miss her as well.

Christine said...

I would pick my cousin Faye who was taken much too young, my dad who I didn't get to say goodbye to and Jesus. That would be perfection. The good news is that someday that could all come true.

Momma@Live. Laugh. Pull your hair out said...

Love your choices!

Pamela Kramer said...

Jesus - I've got a lot of questions.
My grandfather
My godmother

Cathi said...

My daughter, Princess Diana and Mother Teresa. They all died within 4 weeks of each other.

AudreyO said...

My granmother, my aunt and my best friend. Wow...that would just be awesome.

Erin & Brittany said...

The 3 last people that passed away in my family. My brother in law, nephew and father in law

Jenny said...

My Memaw, my Aunt Fern and my Pa Charles.

Heart of Rachel said...

Those are interesting people you mentioned. I'd probably invite my Grandpa, Uncle B, and Grandma. I wasn't able to spend quality time with them before they died.

Lynne said...

My Mom, George Harrison, and Elvis.

barb said...

I waited to respond to this question so I can read all the interesting comments.

I don't consider Jesus dead, so I don't choose that one.

My father, Mother Teresa, Ghandi

Amber said...

Honestly, besides Biblical characters, the only people I'd love to have for dinner are my deceased grandparents!

ahappyhippy mom said...

John Lennon, Socrates, and Nikola Tesla!

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