Friday, April 19, 2024

The Dinner List

The Dinner List 

I'm reading this book called The Dinner List by: Rebecca Serle. The premise is that game we've all played at some point or other, where you list the five people, living or dead, that you would like to sit down and have dinner with. In the book Sabrina walks into her birthday dinner with her best friend since college and seated at the table are her father who abandoned her when she was little. A favorite college professor. Audrey Hepburn. And her Ex-FiancĂ© and the love of her life. Her dinner List! And it got me thinking; who would be on my list? Of course, my list has changed over time. Some names came easy, right away. Others I had to think about and consider. But I thought I'd share my list with you. And would love to see who's on yours! So, let's play! 

1. My only sister, Debbie. There are some things in life that a girl can only share with a sister. And I lost mine in 2001. Stupid cancer! I still miss her very deeply and I always will. What I wouldn't give to have one more dinner with her! 

2. Father Damien. A Catholic Priest who gave his life for the Hawaiian people. He went as a missionary to the island of Molokai to live and minister in the leper colony. Where Hawaiians who had signs of the disease were forced into a hundred years before I was born. Where he eventually died of Leprosy himself. 

3. My Great, Great Grandmother Sixkiller, of the Cherokee Nation. That's right, I am 1/16th Cherokee Indian. I would love to hear what her life was like. And how she met and married the European man who became my Great, Great Grandfather! 

4. Andrew of the Bible. One of the 12 Disciples. Andrew was a finder! He went and found his brother Peter and introduced him to Jesus, and we know how that turned out! And when the other disciples told Jesus to send the crowd away, it was Andrew who found the boy with the loaves and fishes that ended up feeding the 5,000.00! 

5. My Favorite Fashion Designer, Diane Von Furstenberg. The only one on my list still living. She is credited with inventing the wrap dress. She uses bright colors and bold prints which I love. And is a Feminist Icon that has done a lot for Women! 

So, there you have it, my Dinner List. (At least at this point in my life! I do reserve the right to change my mind!) What Five People, Living or Dead, would you want to sit down and have dinner with?