Top Ten Tuesday is a weekly feature/meme hosted by The Broke and the Bookish. This week’s topic is a Thanksgiving-themed freebie.
Mr. Bookwyrm and I are planning a quiet Thanksgiving this year. As in the last two years, it will be just the two of us — Robyn is going to her grandparents because they are much closer to her college than we are. But I’ll still be doing a full Thanksgiving meal; I love the tradition and the chance to get out the beautiful china and silver and so on. It got me thinking. . . if I could invite any fictional characters to our Thanksgiving table, who would I choose?
- Anne Shirley & Gilbert Blythe. Anne and Gilbert know a thing or two about thankfulness, and they are both intelligent, interesting, optimistic people with whom I think we would enjoy conversing. (And besides, Anne is a kindred spirit!)
- Lord Peter Wimsey and Harriet Vane are erudite and witty, and knowledgeable on a number of subjects. Conversation would never be dull with them at the table.
- Mary Russell and Sherlock Holmes. Ditto Russell and Holmes. Actually, I would pay good money to witness a conversation between these two and the aformentioned Lord Peter and Harriet. Can you imagine how delicious a dinner would be with those four trading quips and quotations and sharing stories?
- Robinton, the MasterHarper of Pern. Granted, he isn’t from the same world as the guests I’ve already invited, but Robinton is observant, clever, and diplomatic, which would make him an ideal dinner guest. And if we could persuade him to share a song or two, that would be the perfect ending to the evening.
I realize that’s only seven, but if you add any more, the conversation ceases to be general. Nine (counting us) is pushing it as it is. So I will stop there, with the understanding that at another time, I might choose a completely different set of guests.
Who would you invite to dinner, Thanksgiving or otherwise?
(Invited guests are from: 1. L. M. Montgomery’s Anne of Green Gables series; 2. Dorothy Sayers’ Lord Peter Wimsey mysteries; 3. Laurie R. King’s Mary Russell mysteries; 4. Anne McCaffrey’s Pern series.)
Photo credit: Bellamy Mansion, Wilmington, Delaware. Photo by Billy Hathorn via Wikimedia Commons.