Some Anniversaries

I watched America’s Most Wanted last night. John Walsh’s show has now led to a total of 1,021 captures. As he noted on the show, yesterday was also the 100th anniversary of the FBI. Like many government agencies, the FBI has been good at times and not so good at other times.
This year is also the 100th anniversary of the publishing of Anne of Green Gables, written by L. M. Montgomery. Approximately 35 years have passed since I first read Anne and I probably have reread the classic at least 7 or 8 times including a re-reading a few weeks ago. Anne with an “e” taught me various things including to be grateful that I was not an orphan who grew up in an orphan asylum, to expand my vocabulary and use my imagination, to enjoy learning and continue to try to keep educating myself, and to persevere in tough times. Someday I hope to go to Prince Edward Island and see the places that inspired Ms. Montgomery 100 years ago to write the Anne books.
A friend and fellow coworker belongs to a church that has a program called “Chick Lit” and I was honored to attend the book club night with her where Anne of Green Gables was the subject. Anne fans of all ages were there and it just goes to show how timeless and inspiring this book can be. It was a thrill for me to be able to hear and discuss all things Anne including Matthew and Marilla, Diana Barry, Mrs. Rachel Lynde, Gilbert Blythe, Lake of Shining Waters, Haunted Wood, White Way of Delight, and Avonlea.

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  1. July 31, 2008 at 3:08 PM

    Last month was the first time I had ever picked up “Anne of Green Gables” but I am now a fan. After our Chick Lit meeting, I went out and bought the next two Anne books. Thanks for coming with me and I’m looking forward to next month’s meeting.

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