38 Years Later and We Are Still Partying

WELCOME TO AN ANNUAL TIME-HONORED TRADITION

Back in high school (or was it shortly after?) my friend Lori took a typing class and needed to do that stuffy exercise known to all typing classes, the formal letter. In an attempt to make the exercise interesting, she inadvertently started a tradition that has lived on many a year (we are now in our 50s). What kind of great, worthy, and time-honored tradition could this possibly be you ask? Why, it’s…

THE LIVING OR DEAD DINNER PARTY!

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*The crowd cheers!

 This is an imaginary, huge party (a real gala affair) in which you may invite a predetermined number of people from both the dead and living. You must also supply why you would invite said individuals. If you have participated before, we would urge you to refrain from inviting more than two of the same people you invited in previous years. With that in mind, let’s say you can invite 6 people living or dead (2 of whom you may have invited in the past). Let’s give it a go shall we?

I did come to this event last year and invited both of these guys. Controversially Jesus was on both my living and dead list… luckily it just doesn’t matter in this game. I invite Jesus every year because I want to see who shows up. Will the whole Holy Trinity show? Think of how many answers just His presence alone will provide. I suspect He is a party kind of guy. This is the man who turned water to wine in order to keep a party going. My second repeat is my best friend Tseering, of whom unfortunate circumstances have left many still wondering “living or dead?” Also … great guy, loved a party and I would love to see him again. Being that I can hang with the living any time I often find myself with a predominate amount of the deceased on my party list.

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Eleanor Roosevelt was an opinionated intellectual with a good heart and didn’t seem to give much of a rat’s ass about what the hate-mongers and negative Nancy’s were pushing at any given time. She is number three.

If the quotation people are to be believed, Albert Einstein had quite a bit of witty repartee and I would bet had a way with a story. And I want to see that hair!

Five and Six are living guys. I think I would invite Jay Baruchel as he portrayed himself in This Is The End. He was smart and adorable and knew how to be happy, but may also be kinda freaky (in a good way) about meeting all those dead people. My last person would probably be Barack Obama. He is pretty funny and doesn’t seem to take himself too seriously in casual situations. He’s smart and can hold his side of a conversation and he can cut a rug.

SO … who are YOU inviting to the party? 

8 thoughts on “38 Years Later and We Are Still Partying

  1. To turn on the Sunday school teacher in me, inviting Jesus is inviting the whole Trinity, as the fullness of the Godhead dwells in Him (Colossians 2:9).

    Mark Twain would be one of my favorites, at least once. Depending on how he behaved, maybe every time.

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  2. Mark was a real debate for me. I figured someone would invite him… Thanks for that! I agree on the Trinity but I take nothing for granted! lol

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  3. Such a cool idea! I would probably also invite Jesus because… questions…and maybe Buddha because I reckon he and Jesus would get on like a house on fire but I’d love to see it.
    I would invite Gerald Durrell and Lewis Thomas (both dead) just to hear if they’re as interesting in person as their ways of writing make them sound. Of the alive people I think a fun guest would be Dolly Parton, as she seems like a lovely, caring kind of lady and I love that she sends books to kids. Last, I would invite my friend Abbie (if that doesn’t break any rules) so we could have a dinner party together and meet IRL.

    Hey *waves hello* 😘

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    1. Heeeeeeyyyyyyy!!!! Great list! I invited Dolly to one of these years ago….she was a blast! No rules broken with Abbie….I would invite Wendy but I figured she would be there anyway! So nice to see you!!!! Are you writing these days?

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  4. I’ve done this a few times in the past, so I decided to try something different for this dinner and invite all six of my fiancé‘s/husbands, which would include three among the living and three dead. Two of these are good guys, but the other four were hooligans to say the least, and it would make for a very animated evening, I am certain. I would love to just sit back and watch the show unfold!

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