My 12 people would be Princess Diana, George Washington, Benjamin Franklin, Thomas Edison, Albert Einstein, President Bill Clinton, President John F Kennedy, President Johnson, Thomas Jefferson, President Franklin Roosevelt, England’s Prime Minister Churchill, and the Apostle Peter.
As a young teenager I identified with Princess Diana. She lived the Cinderella story in my eyes. I saw her wedding as proof of the Cinderella love story. I thought when I was a young girl that they were really in love and that they would live happily ever after. I would like to know if she was on the verge of that happily ever after for her again when she died. I would like to know where she thought her life was going when she so tragically died in that car crash. I would also like to know what really happened that night.
George Washington was our first president and I would like to know what he thinks of our democracy in the present day. Would he be disappointed or belief that it was working the way it was intended. I would love to here his thoughts on the current lawmakers of the day and his opinions on how they are similar or different that the ones in his day.
Benjamin Franklin, Thomas Edison, Thomas Jefferson, and Albert Einstein were all great thinkers in their day. I would like to know what they think of the technologies of today and what they think of our current educational system and what we need to change in it to make the kids of today actually think! What do they think of the social changes of today! Did they envision our world going in the directions that it has followed?
For President Kennedy and President Johnson, I would like to have the whole truth about the Kennedy assassination and their thoughts on how the world would be different if President Kennedy hadn’t been killed. Would President Kennedy have taken the same paths as President Johnson in the Vietnam War, the Civil Rights Movement, and the relationships with Russia and their allies?
For President Franklin Roosevelt and England’s Prime Minister Churchill I would like to know what in hindsight they would have changed about World War II and what they would have done the same. What would they do today in relation to the wars and terrorist activity in the world of today?
For Apostle Peter I would like him to know how much inspiration and hope he gives to us today to know that the lord will forgive even those who lose their way enough to deny him at times but who return to him. I would also like to know what heaven is really like!
This week’s prompt is – Special People / Iconic People
If you had to hold a dinner party and could invite a maximum of 12 special people who would you invite?
You can NOT include family in this – the special people could be famous or historical people. What made you select the people that you chose? What questions would you like to ask them?
What meals would you serve and why?
Perhaps include the recipe or a photo if you decided to actually cook the items!
The Book of Me, Written by YouBy Julie Goucher 2012 – Anglers Rest Blog – http://www.anglersrest.net
The Book of Me is a themed event enabling you to build a “Book of Me” over at least the coming year to share with your descendants, in reality this project can be as long
or as short as you want it to be.
So much of our time is researching our ancestors, but how much of the incidentals of our lives do we share, or know about our parents, grandparents, siblings and the
people that matter to us?
It is these incidental snippets that enable us to “flesh out” our ancestors and what more of a legacy could we present to our descendants or future researchers?
Over the coming weeks there will be a weekly prompt enabling you to share those details and perhaps include details of things that you know of your parents, Grandparents, siblings etc
This is not just about genealogy or family history. It is about a personal journey; a journey of rediscovery of yourself and perhaps your loved ones through your eyes.