Married 30+ years to the same sweet man & plan to hang on to him! Pray for your family daily!! If you don't... who will?

Sunday, April 13, 2008

Anne with an E

The Sullivan Entertainment production of Lucy Maud Montgomery's loosely autobiographical series, Anne of Green Gables came to mind today.

I went out and bought each of the book series for my kids after that. Set by set. Of course, I read them first. Under the guise of good mom reading what the kids read. Where were they in MY childhood? Somehow I'd missed them. Was it because they are Canadian?

We used to watch Anne of Green Gables back to back all the way through several of the series, not just episodes. I don't know why but today I was missing the quotes our family had adopted back then, and some we still use to this day.

Anne Shirley: Don't you ever imagine things differently from what they are?
Marilla Cuthbert: No.
Anne Shirley: Oh Marilla, how much you miss. ?
Anne Shirley: Tomorrow is always fresh with no mistakes in it.
Anne Shirley: Wilt thou give me a lock of thy jet-black tresses?
Diana Barry: But I don't have any black dresses.
Anne Shirley: Your hair.
Diana Barry: All right.
Kindred Spirits. Bosum Friends.

Didn't everyone want a Matthew who would believe in us just because you are you?

Matthew Cuthbert: [Anne has come into the barn to thank Matthew for her dress] Puffed sleeves.
Anne Shirley: The puffiest!

Was YOUR heart broken when Matthew died?

Matthew Cuthbert: I never wanted a boy. I only wanted you from the first day. Don't ever change. I love my little girl. I'm so proud of my little girl.

What's your favorite quote?

Meanwhile I'll go outside and stare at MY lake of shining waters...


crazydaisy said...

Ah, the lake of shining waters! How perfect! You should make a sign that says that to put right next to where dad 'wets his line!'

Cecil said...

Nice post. Sweet memories...maybe I'll revisit them. Wasn't the series called Avonlea? We loved every minute of that as well. On another subject...I'm still waiting for you to tell me the secret to Chinese seasoning.

Anonymous said...

Have you read Lucy Maud's The Blue Castle? I just discovered it last year and it shot to the top of my Favorite Books Ever List. I think you'd really enjoy it!!!

shaybert said...

I went and looked up The Blue Castle and yes I read it. I can't even remember all the LMM titles I have read. Kinda like reading all the Little House books. Such enjoyable reads! Blessings, Shay