Wednesday, January 18, 2006

Guess who's coming to dinner?

Yesterday, as noted below, was the 300th anniversary of Benjamin Franklin's birth. I've always been fascinated with Franklin. In fact, when one sometimes hears the question asked, "Which four people from history would you like to have over for dinner, if you could?", I've always known that Ben Franklin would be at the top of my list.

Which others would be on my list? That's difficult to answer. There are so many very interesting historical figures from which to choose. And it often might depend on what mood I'm in. Am I interested in learning more about politics, music, literature, art, sports, different periods, etc.? If I made an exhaustive list, I'd be entertaining every other evening!

I suppose my initial four invitees would be:

- Benjamin Franklin
- William Shakespeare
- John Lennon
- John F. Kennedy

A Ben, a Bill and a couple of Johns. I'd envision some lively and insightful discussion amongst the four of them. I'd just sit back and listen. What an evening that would be!

So, if given the chance, which four people from history would you choose to invite over for the evening?


At 4:52 PM, Blogger Left of Center said...

Hmm, Benjamin Franklin, Leonardo da Vinci, Sun Tzu, Buddha.

At 5:21 PM, Blogger DrewL said...

Another very interesting quartet, LOC. I may have to invite myself over for that one!

So many potential little time!

At 11:00 PM, Blogger Ptelea said...

Mark Twain, Abraham Lincoln, Marie Curie, Arcangelo Corelli (I know this is an odd combination - oh well)

At 2:55 AM, Blogger Neil Shakespeare said...

The Four Horsemen of the Apocalypse. Be interesting to see if they showed up...

At 12:50 PM, Blogger DrewL said...

ptelea...sometimes the odder the better. Just imagine the different directions in which the conversation might flow. Intriguing, to say the least.

Neil...the Four Horsemen, eh? Some would think it better if they were no-shows. Should they RSVP, I might think about skedaddling outa there.


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