You know, George Washington never saw a banana.... bet he'd get a kick out of taking out those wooden teeth and enjoying one.
I don't care for them (blasphemy!). Maybe I should try it Ron Swanson style.
My father's father, engineer, architect - whose name I carry, and who died a year before my birth. By all accounts, we'd have gotten along famously.
Alternately, Richard Feynman.
Alt 2: Buckminster Fuller
Neil DeGrasse Tyson, astrophysicist, for obvious reasons.
Elon Musk, inventor, futurist, entrepreneur (also for obvious reasons).
Ronald Lee - romani scholar, linguist, and musician.
My dad. I miss my dad.
Just as I became a new family man he started to slide into Parkinsons-related dementia, and he was not the man he was. So he missed out on most of my functional adulthood.
Would love to chat with him again as a father.
After losing my dad as a dumb fifteen year old kid, I've realized in these few years afterward that there are so many things that I should've talked to him about and so much we could have done. I'd love to just spend one more night talking about anything and everything with him.
I hear ya. Thought you might like this song:
Now, If I could invite Steve Goodman back from glory for some porch-time, I'd have about 4 guitars tuned up on stands and ask him for songwriting advice and the backstory for some of his stuff
My father passed away in 2008, at the age of 40.
I was 14 at that time and avoided to get worked up all to much by it, my mother and younger brother needed someone to rely on, and I guessed that was my spot at the time. Stupid teenager-me.
Now that I'm a little older, I see what I'm missing out. I never shared a deep conversation with him, he never invited me to drink a beer, I couldn't ask him about relationships and how to deal with the world, he never met my special other and my future children will never meet him, everything I did he couldn't enjoy by my side. It's a terrible thing to know, and a useless thing to waste time with.
If I could have the chance to meet anyone who passed away, it would be my father.
I can't think of anyone that isn't completely cliche right at the moment.
You actually crossed my mind as a candidate. It would be interesting.