I am way past the deadline date for participating in Tillerman's monthly writing project -- Guess Who's Coming to Dinner? -- but it's such a fun topic to think about that I can't resist posting anyway.
The assignment was to write about "which sailor or sailors, living or dead, real or fictional you would like to invite to a dinner party." Without hesitation or a second thought, my dinner guests would be Robin Lee and Patti Graham. I'm a sucker for a great love story, and I'm a sucker for great sailing stories, so I can't imagine any better way to spend an evening.
And, so I won't feel like a 'third wheel,' I think I would probably invite a date to join me. Hmmm.... I suppose this fellow would do: