Here is another list, from daughter Amy:
Jesus - because I think he would be an optimistic and peaceful person to meet - and he has changed the world more than anyone else in history.
Queen Elizabeth I - because she inspired my fascination with queens - powerful women.
Benjamin Franklin - his ideas probably align with mine and he was so instrumental to the foundation of our government. And, he would probably be pretty fascinating to talk to - always curious and knowledgeable about a lot of things.
Abigail Adams - a "behind the scenes" woman. She was married to a powerful man and probably inspired him as well. If she had lived today, we probably would have known more about her contributions.
Mary Magdalene - I believe she had a lot more to do with Jesus' ministry than we are led to believe in the Bible. I would want to know the truth. She is another "behind the scenes" woman who we don't know much about because of the role of women at the time. And, she would keep Jesus company at the dinner party:-)
Amy Barnhill, Ph.D.
University of Houston-Victoria
Associate Professor, Literacy Studies
Coordinator of Teacher Education Program
Not surprising that both of us mentioned QEI, that has long been a shared interest. Anybody else??