A group of us were having dinner together. It was a summer group that saw each other infrequently during the year and often only during holidays. Conversation was about the kids, about school, about those things that middle class people discuss when they get together. How did Sarah like this school, and Matt that, a causal listening not too intent but interested, everyone considered their own lives but tried to pay sufficient attention to others. As the appetizers arrived Brian asked who would you want to have dinner with if you could have dinner with anyone? The question confused some as it seemed too serious and replies followed that attempted at joke, a rock star, an actress, some political figure, quick answers that brought out why, who cares, and why again. Some asked if they would be able to understand the other thinking seriously of a strange historical figure for conversation. Karen asked, "Can I pick the time, for instance, can you pick when they were famous or not so famous and then have them back later when they were destitute or later anyway?" "Who are they? Brian asked her, she only shrugged and resumed eating. "OK here's my selection I would want to have dinner with.... And USMB reader who would you pick and why?