Thursday, January 5, 2012

Printable: Anne of Green Gables

I imagine most fourteen year olds spend their trips away from home talking about boys, putting on makeup, or gossiping about what have you. Not my best friend B and me. No, we spent our days of freedom holed up in B's Aunt's basement watching and re-watching every minute of Anne of Green Gables and Anne of Avonlea; you can't really stop after the first. Strange behavior for teenage girls? I contest that it was wise; what fourteen year old boys in our acquaintance could possibly hold a candle to Gilbert Blythe?

These waters run deep. Of the many reasons B fell in love with her wonderful husband, I think his ability to quote "He called me carrots!" won her over more than any.

To this day, one of my favorite gifts from B was a hunter green velvet bound edition of "Anne."Books really do make the best gifts.

So in honor of the new year, I made a printable of Anne's words of wisdom. True afficionados will know that in the movie, Miss Stacy gets the honor of this line (Tweaked a bit) but as this blog is for the BOOK bound, I stuck with Anne's original, "Marilla, isn't it nice to think that tomorrow is a new day with no mistakes in it yet?"

Just click on the color you like best, and you can download, print or alter at your leisure.

Linked up: Whipperberry


  1. Ahhh man. That post was a major tj. So many good memories of our dorkiness. I have yet to introduce my boys to Anne. It is family history, so they'll have to embrace it at some point.

    I adore how pathetically romantic we were, it's one of my favorite things of that era. (Oh man, that Anne music on your playlist makes me feel all sorts of swoony; maybe I am still pathetically romantic after all.)

  2. I have read all LM Montgomery's books once a year since I was about ten. Every season of my life I have found some new wisdom in those pages. I love the movies but I'm glad you quoted from the book! ~ Maureen

  3. Brooke, I know, we were so dorky. But so happy :) If any mother ever were capable of instilling a love of Anne in her boys, it is you. And I dearly hope you have stayed pathetically romantic. I know I have. Sometimes I think reality has taken that from me a bit, but then I re-read "Anne" or "Jane Eyre" or some other such book, and it all comes flooding back to me. Thank goodness for books. :)

  4. Love, love, love this post! I spent many hours on my mothers bed watching PBS Anne of Green Gables marathons. Those were some of my FAVORITE times! I love this printable. I definitely want to put it up in my girls rooms! Thanks!!!

  5. No one introduced my to Anne of Green Gables until I was married and had a new baby! I wish I could have enjoyed it during those awkward teenage years. But I survived with Emma, Pride and Prejudice and Jane Eyre (books and movies). :) Just found the blog via K. It's been fun to read! :)

  6. Oh, I love Anne! I read all the books, then when the series came out on PBS when I was little (before the dvr, ha!) my sister and I would watch it every Sunday like clockwork.



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