1. Mr. and Mrs. Michael Kitchen
AKA Chief Inspector Christopher Foyle of Hastings, England circa WWII... Home land Security... he always gets his man.... While the world is at war, one man fights his own battle on the home front! This popular BBC drama set prior to the Second World War, starring Michael Kitchen as Chief Inspector Christopher Foyle, of the Hastings Police on the south coast of England. It is 1940. England stands alone against the might of Nazi Germany. Denied a transfer to aid in the war effort, Foyle is forced to remain on the home front, confronting the darkest acts of humanity on a daily basis, amongst a population caught in the grip of fear and hysteria brought on by the prospect of a seemingly inevitable invasion of England by the German armed forces. With his official driver Sam, and his subordinate, Paul Milner, Foyle investigates murders, looting and theft, crimes of opportunism, crimes of war, crimes of passion and crimes of greed. Because crime isn't stopped due to warfare. Now for just a taste of his wonderful persona and acting style.... I think you'll understand why he has been a well kept secret until just this past season when I discovered him
2. Dr. and Mrs. Ben Carson
What brilliance, grace and integrity. much like Mr. Kitchen from entertainment, Dr. Carson is understated but man oh man is he ever a dynamo in a gentleman's wrapper.... what genteel yet engaging conversation would flow around the table.. Heroic in the medical field and yet willing to put his life on hold to serve his nation.... I can only hope that Americans are wise enough to give him a chance to serve!
3.Mr. and Mrs. Alistair Begg... another great scholar and man of God, pastor of Parkside Church outside of Cleveland... you might have figured out by now I am looking to the greatest men of the mountains of society. SO far, entertainment, medicine/ political, the church....
I chose Pastor Begg because we actually were privileged last fall to attend his church and hear him speak.. I have always enjoyed his Truth for Life radio program... and the fact that he is Scottish with the greatest accent doesn't hurt.... But he is an awesome expositor and thinker..
4. Mr. and Mrs. William Bennett...
previous Secretary of education under Ronald Reagan and political pundit on his morning radio show, Morning in America. A true genteel conservative... a man of huge character and brilliance.... who is a wealth of information and experience... what an awesome dining companion..... of course, as this list grows I think our event will be at least a week long to give each guest their due.
5. Schotzy's daughter and son-in-law ( a business magnate of sorts and a PHD in electrical engineering working in software development)....of course, I want my children to be exposed to such a gathering... I'm rather in awe myself at the thought!I chose this photo because it is just so beautiful!