Who Are the Five People You’d Like to Have Dinner With?

If you had the chance to sit down to dinner with any five people, living or dead, who would they be? Would you eat steak with Abraham Lincoln, a cheeseburger with Oprah or meatloaf with your grandmother? Share your guest list on today’s Hopkins Happenings “Question of the Day.”

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Joyce October 22, 2013 at 1:25 pm

I would like to sup with (1) Jesus who is the Christ, the Son of the Living God, (2) Moses, (3) King David, (4) Isaiah (5) Solomon

Why? Because each one has such a story behind their name, Great Leaders with Great Leasons to be learned.


Regina Martin October 2, 2013 at 8:54 am

Eve, Angela Davis, Howard Hughes, Edgar Allen Poe, Phyllis Hyman.


Anita October 3, 2013 at 2:26 pm

umf, co'mon girl!


Dana Day September 27, 2013 at 1:44 pm

1. My Mom-God rest her soul.
2. Abraham Lincoln
3. George Clooney
4. President Obama
5. Princess Diana


AJ September 24, 2013 at 12:36 pm

Leader of Roanoke colony - Wild Turkey and berries
Benjamin Franklin - French Champagne and black caviar
Abraham Lincoln - Pit pork and sauerkraut/potato
Squad Leader of 5 Avengers lost over Bermuda Triangle on Dec 5, 1945 - Fried T-bone & potato
My parents - meatloaf, mashed potatoes with peas and applesauce


Terri Bateman September 23, 2013 at 11:34 am

No dinner needed for any of these. The conversation would fill me up.
- God - To find out more about heaven and what I have to look forward to.
- My grandmother (my mother's mother) who died while my mom was pregnant with me. She had seven other children besides my mom.
- Bill Clinton - How you can lead a country and do what he did.
- Oprah - she just amazes me. She seems down to earth but I don't think she is. I'd like to see for myself.
- A friend of mine who died of cancer who went through so much in her life and ended up being so positive. I feel as though I should have been there for her more than I was. I'd like to explain and say how sorry I am.


Rose September 23, 2013 at 8:57 am

My choices would be :
1) Barack & Michelle Obama-Seafood Platters
2) Michael & Janet Jackson-Polish Kielbasa
3) My Mom & Dad-My Birthday Cake & Ice Cream
4) Edgar Allan Poe & Maya Angelou- Lasagna
5) Donnie McClurkin & Marvin Sapp- Lemon Encrusted Swai


JOE HENSHAW September 23, 2013 at 10:55 am

My Four Sister and my Mom (passed) One last meal! With Mom's Cooking of course!


carmen keeling September 23, 2013 at 7:17 am

President Obama
Michael Jackson
Dr, Martin Luther King Jr.
Abraham Lincoln


brenda carter September 22, 2013 at 2:30 pm

mother,father,son,aunt,the President obama


Carol Little September 22, 2013 at 1:25 pm

I would love to dine with my mother, father, grandfather, Jesus and Billy D. Williams.


Carol Little September 22, 2013 at 1:37 pm

Steak with Mommy
Fish and fried potatoes with Daddy
Hamburgers with Grandaddy (always loved his recipe)
Wine and Cheese with Jesus, I have so many questions not interested in eating much
Grapes with Billy D, I want to gently put them in his mouth and watch him chew, slowly.


Mary J September 21, 2013 at 9:06 pm

5 people I would love to have dinner with:

1) God - Everything good on God's green earth 🙂
2) Brad Pitt - Fillet Mignon
3) Ellen Dejeneres - Chinese food
4) Maya Angelou - Breakfast
5) Bill Clinton - Bunless Cheese burger


Pamela September 20, 2013 at 4:49 pm

1. President of Johns Hopkins Hospital (past and present)
2. President of the United States
3. First Lady Michelle Obama
4. Dr. Martin Luther King
5. President John F. Kennedy


Shannon Swiger September 20, 2013 at 2:45 pm

My grandpa
Thomas Jefferson
Julia Child
Eleanor Roosevelt

I'd have to make something French in honor of Julia!


SARAH September 20, 2013 at 1:20 pm

1) My dad's mom. never got to know my grandmother on his side.
2) Matt Dillon (the actor)
3) The Rolling Stone (they'd be a party and a half)
4) Bea Gaddy
5)Cher..another good time I'm sure


Ella Mae Haber September 20, 2013 at 12:28 pm

Patrick Dempsey Catherine Hepburn(can't) Dr.Phil Howey Mandell Hnery Cavill(New Superman)


Michele September 20, 2013 at 11:49 am

If I could have dinner with any five people, my choices would be:
1. Jesus Christ (my Lord and Savior)
2. Rev. Isaiah Braggs (grandfather, deceased)
3. Marion Lee Hunter (grandfather, deceased)
4. Adam (father of all mankind)
5. Eve (mother of all mankind)


Ermeen September 20, 2013 at 11:22 am

1- Jesus: I want to hear from him about his passions and get to feel his love
2- My Father ; he is a great man who passed away on 2012. I want to make sure i didn't do anything that affected him negatively.
3- Saint Mary: I will speak a lot.
4- Mr. Johns Hopkins; I wanted to express the gratitude for a great man who thought of the next generations and the health care development. I wanted to speak to him about nowadays too.
5- My great great great..... greatgrandfather from the ancient Egyptians and wanted to know how did they live then.


Nanette September 20, 2013 at 11:22 am

I would like to have dinner with:
1: Jesus
2: Abraham
3. Muhammed
4. Krishna
5. Buddha

We would have a fine array of vegan tapas, a couple of bottles of good hearty wine, and discuss how to convince people to stop fighting, how to learn to love each other, and a plan for everyone to get along and be happy. I would record the dinner with an iPad, along with taking everyone's picture (to dispel a lot of rumor and myth.) Then I would send it off to Ban Ki Moon so that it could be published on the UN website for all to see.


Denise Baker September 20, 2013 at 11:20 am

1.I would love to have dinner with my mother who passed away in 2012.

2. My father .

3. Martin Luther King Jr.

4. Barack Obama

5. Oprah Winfrey/Jay- Z


DD September 20, 2013 at 11:06 am

Cedar plank salmon, asparagus with Hollandaise, Israeli couscous and cucumber salad

Socrates (ancient wisdom)
Miles Davis (musical genious and such an enigma)
Ben Franklin (brilliant and witty)
Abraham Lincoln (get the real story)
Winston Churchill (ply him with bourbon and get that real story also)


Anita September 20, 2013 at 10:46 am

1) paternal grandfather - I heard he was tailor and lived in London/ peas w/rice
2) great grandmothers - their stories of being a slave/ water from the well or iced tea
3) grandkids and great grandkids - tell them of their heritage and all the silly things their parents did / pancakes
4) Harriet Tubman - walking out internal vision and drive/ homemade biscuits, country fried steak or fried chicken
5) Mary mother of Jesus - talk about Jesus' childhood and parenting / the wine he made


Stephanie Price September 20, 2013 at 10:27 am

1. Ellen Degeneres
2. President Obama
3. My Dad
4. Jesus
5. Walt Disney

I would have them all over for Taco Tuesday!


Carolina Petrella September 20, 2013 at 10:25 am

Dinner menue: prosciutto di parma wrapped in melon, spaghetti alla chitarra,a nice bottle of monti pulchulchano d abruzzi wine and for desert sfogliatelle with a nice cup of espresso.
The five guests:
1. Warren Buffet
2. Benjamin Franklin (So he can explain to Mr. La Pierre the reason behind the second ammendment)
3. Mother Teresa
4. Pope Francis
5. Wayne LaPierre (will obtain the self-realization regarding guns despite his annual income of $218,983,530)


Sherron Stevenson September 20, 2013 at 10:15 am

If i had the chance to sit with 5 people, it would be.
1. My Mother, Ida Bradford, She loved cheerios, and icecream so that is what we would have.
2. My Grandmother, We would have chicken , greens. mashed potatoes. tea
3. My Grandfather, We would have bacon , eggs. fried potatoes and onions. tea
4. My sister Debra. We both love ribs , greens. potato salad. rolls . soda
5. The Lord, although he knows about me, i would love to make dinner for him and tell him Thank you for my family , so we would have salad and tea.


Atasha Crawford September 20, 2013 at 10:12 am

Bill Clinton
Hillary Clinton
Michelle Obama
Cathy L. Lanier, Chief of Police
Oprah Winfrey


Lisa L. September 20, 2013 at 9:59 am

My material grandmother MomMom - she passed away before I was born.
Mark Twain - bet he has some great stories to tell.
Nostradamus - like to hear what his predictions are for the future... 😉
Leonardo Da Vinci - need I say more.
King Tut - who really built the pyramid's.....lol


Ekaterina September 20, 2013 at 9:57 am

Ernest Hemingway
JD Salinger
Al Pacino
Winston Churchill
Edward Jenner


Sallyann September 20, 2013 at 9:28 am

Walter Payton
John Cleese

No food, just drinks with the Philosophers and Cleese. A steak with "Sweetness"


Brenda Figueroa September 20, 2013 at 9:27 am

1) My material grandfather - he passed away before I was born.
2) My paternal grandmother - she also passed away before I was born.
3) Jesus - so I can thank him for bringing me through a harsh storm in one piece!
4) President Obama
5) My sister who passed away from SIDS.


Carolyn Chance September 20, 2013 at 9:22 am

Forget about dinner -- the conversation alone would fill me up.

1. Jesus
2. Abraham
3. Solomon
4. Paul
5. Peter


rosa brooks September 20, 2013 at 9:09 am



Robert O'Connell September 20, 2013 at 9:06 am

Allen Lanier
Joe Bouchard
Albert Bouchard
Donald "Buck Dharma" Roeser
Eric Bloom


Robert O'Connell September 20, 2013 at 9:11 am

We'd have lamb, salmon (salted) and tenderloin.


Phil Weiner September 20, 2013 at 9:05 am

1. Gautama Buddha
2. Edgar Allen Poe
3. William Cody
4. Thomas Edison
5. Stephen King


Denne September 20, 2013 at 9:01 am

Dinner at Sabatino's with:

1. Ellen Degeneres
2. Barbara Bush
3. Oprah Winfrey
4. My brother who passed away 5 years ago
5. Laurie DeYoung (morning show at WPOC Radio)


Nina September 20, 2013 at 9:00 am

Steak, salad and baked potato with my Grandmother-she would make this for me every weekend.
My Dad-to eat together along with his grandchildren
Chyna & Angel-my neice was a triplet and her sisters passed away


Melinda Redfearn September 20, 2013 at 8:51 am

1.My late grandmother - Maryland crabs
2.My parents - Thanksgiving dinner
3.My husband - Romantic candlelight dinner
4.My late best friend for 25yrs - Her fried chicken
5.Myself - Seafood and pasta


Shirley Purvis September 20, 2013 at 8:49 am

my mom who passed away 8 years ago
Cleopatra - what was she really like?
Jesus- to get the story from his own point of view
Bill Clinton-brilliant; indepth knowledge of so many subjects
Elton John-o.k., I'm a big fan


Kia Harris September 20, 2013 at 8:35 am

Any italian cuisine would do

Boi Carpenter-Mellady (VP at FJHM)
Ms. Ellen Kim (Director of Admissions/JHU)
President Daniels (President/JHU)
Ms. Tisha S. Edwards ( Baltimore City Public School Superintendent)
Fritz Schroeder (VP of Development)


Amy September 20, 2013 at 8:34 am

Edgar Allen Poe
Al Capone
Vincent Price
Carla Hall
Chris Christy


Yvette Oliver-McKenzie September 20, 2013 at 8:30 am

To sit down to a dinner of lamb chops, yellow rice w/pigeon peas, garlic bread, a tossed salad and a glass of red wine, to be followed later by a serving of Chunky Monkey Ice Cream by Ben & Jerry.

1) Maya Angelou
2) Oprah Winfrey
3) Mary Rose (my great-grandmother-years deceased)
4) Baynard Rustin
5) Norman Vincent Peele


kimberly ross-washington September 20, 2013 at 8:15 am

My Mother
My Father
My Husband
My Kids Father
My Grandmother


Robin Steele-Grant September 20, 2013 at 8:10 am

My meal choice would be a chicken box and a large half and half, with:
Alice Steele(mother)
Ronald Peterson (CEO of JHH)
Oprah Winfrey
Maury and
Michelle Obama


MJS September 20, 2013 at 8:03 am

my grandmother
my dad
James Taylor
Abraham Lincoln
Brad Pitt


Carol P. September 20, 2013 at 8:00 am

I would like to have lunch or dinner with the following:
Jesus (back before he ascended)
The artist Vermeer (hoping I could speak Dutch)
My deceased mother
Martin Luther King


KMN September 20, 2013 at 7:49 am

Thomas Jefferson. Leonardo da Vinci. Dalai Lama. Robin Williams. My husband


janis September 20, 2013 at 7:48 am

Eleanor Roosevelt


Laura Dean September 20, 2013 at 7:21 am

Amelia Earhart - salad
Eleanor Roosevelt - steak
Billy Crystal - nothing because I would be laughing
Anne Frank - hamburger
Abraham Lincoln - steak


Lydia Tanksley September 20, 2013 at 6:41 am

If i had the chance to sit with 5 people it would be ...
1)Dr Martin Luther King - Steak & potatoes
2)Angelia Jolie - Chicken Marsala w.vinigerette salad
3)Oprah WInfrey - Homemade Mac & Cheese
4)Nat king Cole - Beef Wellington
5)Betty Davis - Duck


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