Saturday, June 13, 2009

Anne with an E




I've been introducing my girls to the joy that is "Anne of Green Gables" this week. Kenzie has read almost all of the books but we've never watched the movies together. I think they are liking it (even though Mallory keeps referring to them as people from "Ye Olden Days"), but I am loving it. It's been too long, Anne. I have fond memories of the first time we watched the series when they showed it an hour every night on PBS. Melissa and I would stay up late and watch it with my dad that summer in Beaver. Oh, I had such a crush on Gilbert Blythe and his curly hair. When I asked Kenzie if she thought he was cute she just gave me this look like, "Are you crazy?" I'm so glad I get to share these wonderful characters with my girls. How about all of you? Any kindred spirits out there?

8 comments:

Min said...

I'm currently trying to get Aimee to read the "Little House" books, but it's taking her a while since she's not a huge reader.

The plan is to watch Anne sometime this summer. I LOVE those books (and the first 2 movies)!

cbo said...

I LOVE the Anne books and movies--except I don't really like the last movie. I have even persuaded my boys to watch on occasion.

Kimberlee said...
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Kimberlee said...

I was an Anne fanatic!!! And I too loved Gilbert Blythe. Oh the memories, I can't wait till Kenzee and amelia can join me in my reunion with Anne. I still want to go to Prince Edward Island someday

Bon said...

Consider me a kindred spirit! I was just thinking the other day how I wanted to watch them over again. I love them!

Brynne said...

Watching Anne of Green Gables is one of my favorite things to do with my sisters and my Mom! I love it so much. Glad to know that we are kindred spirits :)

Melissa said...

Count me in! I think I was the first one in our family to appreciate the "Anne" series. Since I don't have any girls at home to enjoy them with, maybe we can have an Anne marathon while I'm visiting, huh?

michelle said...

I am definitely a kindred spirit. I remember reading the whole series the Summer of '89 in the woods behind our Lander, PA home. I was so in love with Gilbert. I couldn't wait to have Julianna read "Anne of Green Gables" which she did in the 3rd grade but hated it. I was so dissappointed and have tried repeatedly to have her read it again and watch the movie with me but she is so not interested. So sad.