Kindred Spirits - a guild for fans of L. M. Montgomery

The varied peoples of Middle-earth at times found unity in their pursuits, and all too often experienced deep rifts. Engage in lively conversations as we banter about the differences between the Alliances, and recruit for our People as well. Remember, keep it friendly.

Postby LalaithUrwen » Wed Apr 23, 2003 6:50 pm

Hi, all! <BR><BR>HS, the recipe sounds wonderful! We have a Sunday School picnic Monday night, and I think I just might make this. If so, I'll let you know how it turns out.<BR><BR>I can totally relate to the anticipation thing. <img src="http://www.tolkienonline.com/mb/i/expressions/face-icon-small-happy.gif"border=0> So funny....<BR><BR>I'll never forget my friend Kathy's reaction to a bed her sister got. Her parents got an antique bed but gave it to her younger sister. Kathy had hoped that it would be hers and didn't know about them giving it to her sister till she got home from school one day. (I happened to be there.) Oh, the sorrow of it all. The tragedy! Here was a perfectly wonderful, old-fashioned bed that stood nearly 3 feet off the floor; you had to use a stepstool to get on it, for heaven's sake!<BR><BR>Did Sara appreciate the beauty of that bed? Was <i> she</i> an Anne follower? Did she even know how like the guest bed that was--the one that Anne and Diana jumped on and scared Diana's aunt?<BR><BR>She mourned for that bed for months. <img src="http://www.tolkienonline.com/mb/i/expressions/face-icon-small-happy.gif"border=0> To make matters worse, her parents had bought Sara all new bed linens, too. I received letter after letter detailing the tragedy of it all. LOL! I still tease her about it to this day.<BR><BR>And, yes, yes, yes!!! I definitely want to arrange something. Wouldn't it be awesome to get together around the premiere date? Or before? <img src="http://www.tolkienonline.com/mb/i/expressions/face-icon-small-smile.gif"border=0><BR><BR>O_B, the link didn't work. <img src="http://www.tolkienonline.com/mb/i/expressions/face-icon-small-sad.gif"border=0> I'd love to put something else annoying on the desktop, b/c my dh doesn't really know how to delete things. <img src="http://www.tolkienonline.com/mb/i/expressions/face-icon-small-wink.gif"border=0> (Hence, the wallpaper I have of Legolas, the Hobbits, and the poster collage from TTT--only there to pacify him as Eowyn is on it. <img src="http://www.tolkienonline.com/mb/i/expressions/face-icon-small-rolleyes.gif"border=0> )<BR><BR>Gotta run, but I hope you all have a wonderful night.<BR><BR>Lalaith
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Postby Old_Begonia » Wed Apr 23, 2003 8:00 pm

I don't know why the link isn't working directly, but you can just go to www.clockdown.com. LOTR: ROTK is on the first page. I guess you can get these for lots of different things, but I have no other interests at the moment...
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Postby Harvestar » Thu Apr 24, 2003 3:07 pm

I too loved the "Little House" books as a young girl. I would check them out from the library over and over again. And I read "Little Town on the Prairie" over and over and over (it was the only one I owned). I think it's those books that helped me in my love of travel. (and my own family's love of travel <img src="http://www.tolkienonline.com/mb/i/expressions/face-icon-small-smile.gif"border=0> )<BR><BR>Back in High School, we had these persona speeches in my American Literature class where we would adopt the persona of an author and talk about "my life". I did L.M. Montgomery --- and it was only a week before the event that I realized in a flash that she was Canadian - and Canada is not the US! However, since I already had most of my research done, I was allowed to do the speech - and I did it as "Thank you for inviting me to be included as my books are so popular in the United States." <img src="http://www.tolkienonline.com/mb/i/expressions/face-icon-small-happy.gif"border=0> I really barely remember my speech, but one of my friends did Emily Dickenson and she was SOOOOO nervous - but I didn't realize that she wasn't acting as I expected Emily Dickenson would be very nervous in front of a crowd. <BR><BR>It seemed so beautiful today on the drive in - many of the prickly pear cacti were in full bloom of yellow flowers. <img src="http://www.tolkienonline.com/mb/i/expressions/face-icon-small-smile.gif"border=0>
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Postby InnocentEvil » Thu Apr 24, 2003 7:56 pm

<b>Your actual age</b> - 31<BR><BR><b>How old do you feel? </b>I keep forgetting how old I am, exactly. I think I feel about 14.<BR><BR><b>Where do you live?</b> Wyoming, soon to be Colorado<BR><BR><b>Describe the beauty spots around your house- think "Anne-ish" descriptions, </b>My little flower pots during the summer all poseys and pansies. Around my parent's house there are too many to name. Amazing how much a little girl can do to think of a cow pasture as romantic <img src="http://www.tolkienonline.com/mb/i/expressions/face-icon-small-wink.gif"border=0><BR><BR><b>Anne had six children - If you have some, please tell us a little about them. </b> Its partly Anne's fault that I have five myself. I always thought I wanted a big family. I read only Anne of Green Gables and Anne of Avonlea as a little girl. After reading about Ingleside and the crop of children living there, though, I KNEW I wanted a big family. Amanda is eleven and the boys are beginning to notice. Shelley-Sue is nine, the dancer. B.J. is eight, a boy through and through but w/ a gentle heart of gold. Patrick is the Redheaded 4 yr old, precocious, spoiled but as loving of others as they have been of him. Cheryl, the baby is like a Polaroid, she's developing but what I know of her is quiet, gentle and dignified, soft and loving except when she wants to be heard.<BR><BR><b>Age when you started reading Anne of Green Gables </b>I think my mother bought me Anne of Green Gables when I was 8 or 9 but I didn't really get into the book until I was 11 or so. As I said before, I did not read the whole Anne series until I was an adult. I used to own a boxed set but lent them to a little girl who never returned them. AH well.<BR><BR><b>How many of L.M. Montgomery books have you read? </b>Just the Anne series but those, several times.<BR><BR><b>What is it about L.M. Montgomery's writing that appeals to you?</b> The childlike wonder quality she takes in everything. The irrepressible spirit of optomism even when horrible sad things happen. <BR><BR>Anne is so very much like me, so gushingly going off on a tangent or totally messing things up well meaning that I can't help but smile at all her adventures.<BR><BR><b>Describe an "Anne" moment you've had.</b> Every day of my life <img src="http://www.tolkienonline.com/mb/i/expressions/face-icon-small-happy.gif"border=0> Seriously, it's amazing how few people actually do see beauty in life or take real pleasure from the silly little joys we get everyday. For Anne it was never about jewelry, fancy clothes (though a pretty frock's appeal wasn't lost on her), a big house or a distinguished position. I feel the same way. I am never embarrassed by my big family, even when people look at me as though I should be. They are all the treasure I ever need.<BR><BR>BTW, to whomever asked: yes, I cried when Walter died, Matthew too.
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Postby LalaithUrwen » Thu Apr 24, 2003 8:13 pm

Cool to have you here, IE! <img src="http://www.tolkienonline.com/mb/i/expressions/face-icon-small-smile.gif"border=0><BR><BR>You should never be ashamed of having a large family; I think it's great!<BR><BR>You're right about appreciating the beauty around us. I just started rereading Green Gables, and I just had tears streaming down my face the whole time. (Hormones, probably. <img src="http://www.tolkienonline.com/mb/i/expressions/face-icon-small-rolleyes.gif"border=0>) But, seriously, the way Montgomery describes Anne's reaction to the White Way of Delight when Matthew brings her to Green Gables for the first time--that's how I feel when I see something beautiful.<BR><BR>She says, "'Pretty? Oh, <i>pretty</i> doesn't seem the right word to use. Nor beautiful, either. They don't go far enough. Oh, it was wonderful--wonderful. It's the first thing I ever saw that couldn't be improved upon by imagination. It just satisfied me here'--she put one hand on her breast--'it made a queer funny ache and yet it was a pleasant ache....'"<BR><BR>Anyway, Harvestar, what a neat story! <BR><BR>Well, I should get going, but I wanted to check in on everybody. We should think of something exciting to do. ?????<BR><BR>Lalaith
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Postby MeganBaggins » Thu Apr 24, 2003 9:56 pm

*sigh* I just had an Anne moment. <img src="http://www.tolkienonline.com/mb/i/expressions/face-icon-small-rolleyes.gif"border=0><BR>Don't laugh too hard guys...I could have gone over a waterfall...<BR><BR>THIS IS A TRUE STORY!!!! <BR>I was enjoying a lovely day at my creek in my Dad's canoe, which I had tied to a rock. I was reading a very boring book and must have fell asleep. While I was in dreamland, the knot in the rope came untied and the boat proceeded to float away down the creek! Several hours later, I woke up and found myself moving down the creek towards a waterfall (A state landmark I might add!) I was about ten feet from them and was passing under a bridge when I happened to think about TORC (don't ask me why), which made me think of this guild...which made me think of Anne of Green Gables. So, thinking of her, I grabbed a hold of one of the bridge supports and held on the rope which was attached to the boat. <BR><BR>A few minutes later, I managed to get myself and the boat up on dry land where I had to call my friend to come and pick me up in his pickup truck so that he could carry the canoe too. Needless to say I was quite embarrassed by that little moment, but I can laugh about it now (being safe in my home).<BR><BR><BR>*Long sigh* what a day!
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Postby Arwen_Sol » Thu Apr 24, 2003 10:31 pm

The 'Anne' movie is actually the mini-series right? because I work in a video store and after you guys told me about the movie I had to go search it up <img src="http://www.tolkienonline.com/mb/i/expressions/face-icon-small-happy.gif"border=0> and there's the series, with Anne played by some Megan--- (can't recall her full name) I don't know who plays Gilbert but I'm sure I'll love him <img src="http://www.tolkienonline.com/mb/i/expressions/face-icon-small-smile.gif"border=0> I adored him in writing and I never understood why it took Anne so long... <img src="http://www.tolkienonline.com/mb/i/expressions/face-icon-small-smile.gif"border=0><BR><BR>Walter was my favourite of Anne's children, I think he was the Dreamer and that's why I love him <img src="http://www.tolkienonline.com/mb/i/expressions/face-icon-small-smile.gif"border=0> I didn't like Rilla all that much, she seemed sort of spoiled to me, but then I haven't read the books in a while and I might be remembering something totally different!<BR> <BR>Oh! <b>Hero's Song</b> thanks for the recipe, it sounds delicious! I'll be sure to try it as soon as I've perfected my apple-pie, it's a work in progress <img src="http://www.tolkienonline.com/mb/i/expressions/face-icon-small-smile.gif"border=0> <BR><BR>I read <u>The Little House on the Prairie</u> long before I'd heard of Anne, as it was the required reading material in grade 5 I believe it was (so long ago now <img src="http://www.tolkienonline.com/mb/i/expressions/face-icon-small-wink.gif"border=0>) It is very interesting, also being based on Laura's life but somehow Anne is more... charming. There's just something about her <img src="http://www.tolkienonline.com/mb/i/expressions/face-icon-small-smile.gif"border=0><BR><BR>My goodness <b>MeganB</b> that sounds like quite an adventure, I'm glad you didn't go over that waterfall and managed to save yourself due to some quick thinking--- see Anne, practical as well <img src="http://www.tolkienonline.com/mb/i/expressions/face-icon-small-wink.gif"border=0> <BR><BR>Keep safe everybody,<BR>*~Arwen
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Postby Hero's Song » Fri Apr 25, 2003 4:49 am

Welcome Innocent Evil to our little group! I'm glad you found your way over here. You definitely belong. Five children - and a redhead too! It will be a "lifelong sorrow" that none of my children have red hair <img src="http://www.tolkienonline.com/mb/i/expressions/face-icon-small-happy.gif"border=0><BR><BR>So good to see there's been plenty of "chatter" here even though I've been absent. When I've had time to get on TORC the last two days it's been slow as a turtle <img src="http://www.tolkienonline.com/mb/i/expressions/face-icon-small-sad.gif"border=0>! Then, too, I've developed a nasty spring-time cold. "Colds are SO unromantic - unless you nearly die from them" (Just had to be Anne-ish there <img src="http://www.tolkienonline.com/mb/i/expressions/face-icon-small-happy.gif"border=0>) <BR><BR>Harvester said:<BR><i>It seemed so beautiful today on the drive in - many of the prickly pear cacti were in full bloom of yellow flowers.</i><BR><BR>My drive to work is so beautiful this time of the year. Spring is my absolutely, without a doubt, favorite season. It must have been L.M. Montgomery's too, although she seemed to find beauty around her all year round.<BR>Since I began this guild and began reading L.M. Montgomery again, my eyes have been more aware of beauty. My drive to work begins with a curvy descent through a wooded area that opens up on a field currently overrun with wildflowers on my left and a tiny wooded stream on my right that ends in a lovely old covered bridge painted a brownish red. Then I travel up through curves surrounded by redbuds and dogwoods. I even have my own "White Way of Delight" because there's one section of road I drive through with white dogwoods on both sides of the road for about 1/4 mile! (They always make me think of the white tree in Minas Tirith) On the way home from work Wednesday I tried to count and there were over 100 redbuds and about that many dogwoods within my view during my 25 minute drive. <img src="http://www.tolkienonline.com/mb/i/expressions/face-icon-small-smile.gif"border=0><BR><BR>I also love the mixture of violets and dandelions that dot the kelly-green lawns here in Indiana this time of the year. Most people seem to hate the dandelions because they're weeds, but I've always loved them - they're such bright yellow, sunny stubborn things! In the woods you can see the fragrant purple phlox poking up among the May apples everywhere right now too. <BR><BR>Does anyone know what kind of flower Anne meant when she talked about gathering Mayflowers? I thought it might be these phlox, but they are purple, not pink. <BR><BR>MeganBaggins - so glad you weren't swept down the falls like poor Boromir- only- "It would be so romantic nearly to drown!" <img src="http://www.tolkienonline.com/mb/i/expressions/face-icon-small-happy.gif"border=0><BR><BR>Arwen_Sol - So glad you're going to see the movies - yes, it was a mini-series. You won't be disappointed. If you can enjoy LOTR with all P. Jackson's changes, you won't mind the Anne changes either.<BR><BR>Let us know how the lemon crumbles went, Lalaith!
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Postby PatriotBlade » Fri Apr 25, 2003 10:24 pm

Your actual age: I am nearly twenty-one.<BR>How old do you feel? ie. How old's your spirit? Somewhere long ago, stuck somewhere between 10 and 16.<BR>Where do you live? West Virginia<BR>Describe the beauty spots around your house- think "Anne-ish" descriptions, now! When I was younger, I loved to explore the woods behind my house, and I found several "Places" that I named in Anne-style, one was "Lookout Rock". Another is down on the river bank. There are two rows of Locus trees there and the grass is so-o-o green! When the little flowers fall to the ground-and they smell so heavenly-I used to walk down the center and to a rock that looks like an altar. I would dream of my June wedding on my river bank, but no more!<BR>Anne had six children - If you have some, please tell us a little about them. I have no children of my own-yet, but I do have three younger sibblings; two brothers, 11 and 9 and a little sister, 7. They are beautiful, unique children that I tend to spoil.<BR>Age when you started reading Anne of Green Gables: About eight. Mom got me hooked on the movies, then got me the full set of books for Christmas. I was many years fininshing them all, but they were well worth it.<BR>How many of L.M. Montgomery books have you read? About ten. The seven book "Anne" set, a collection of her ghost stories, Jane of Lantern Hill, and another one that I can't remember the name of. :-(<BR>What is it about L.M. Montgomery's writing that appeals to you? The innocence; the dreamy feel of the stories; and the setting's always nice. :-)<BR>Describe an "Anne" moment you've had: I can't think of any at the moment, but I'm sure that I've had a few.<BR><BR>Always The Patriot,<BR>Heather. ------]--0
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Postby Hero's Song » Sat Apr 26, 2003 8:10 am

Welcome Patriot Blade (Heather)<BR>Love your TORC name and your real name too! <BR><BR>You couldn't think of an "Anne" moment, but then you wrote"<BR><BR><i>-I used to walk down the center and to a rock that looks like an altar. I would dream of my June wedding on my river bank, but no more!</i><BR><BR>That sounds pretty "Anne-ish" to me. Welcome to the club. I think you live in a very beautiful part of America with all the hills and woodlands. <BR><BR>Keep in touch!
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Postby MeganBaggins » Sat Apr 26, 2003 3:14 pm

Welcome PatriotBlade! Looks like you fit in perfect here! <img src="http://www.tolkienonline.com/mb/i/expressions/face-icon-small-happy.gif"border=0><BR>Oh, today is such a rapturous day! The sun is shining, the birds are singing, and the wind is whispering in the willow trees. *sigh* <BR><BR>What a day for a daydream.......<img src="http://www.tolkienonline.com/mb/i/expressions/face-icon-small-smile.gif"border=0> <BR>
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Postby Luthien_elentari » Sat Apr 26, 2003 8:12 pm

ouch!<img src="http://www.tolkienonline.com/mb/i/expressions/face-icon-small-mad.gif"border=0> I just lost my entire post <img src="http://www.tolkienonline.com/mb/i/expressions/face-icon-small-sad.gif"border=0> oh well, I'll try to reprodice it as best as I can <img src="http://www.tolkienonline.com/mb/i/expressions/face-icon-small-smile.gif"border=0>:<BR><BR>Hi Yall!!!<img src="http://www.tolkienonline.com/mb/i/expressions/face-icon-small-smile.gif"border=0><img src="http://www.tolkienonline.com/mb/i/expressions/face-icon-small-happy.gif"border=0><img src="http://www.tolkienonline.com/mb/i/expressions/face-icon-small-happy.gif"border=0><img src="http://www.tolkienonline.com/mb/i/expressions/face-icon-small-happy.gif"border=0><img src="http://www.tolkienonline.com/mb/i/expressions/face-icon-small-smile.gif"border=0><BR>I wanted to be the first to reply to this thread but when I saw it I didn't have the time, and now I come back, and lookee here!<img src="http://www.tolkienonline.com/mb/i/expressions/face-icon-small-shocked.gif"border=0><img src="http://www.tolkienonline.com/mb/i/expressions/face-icon-small-shocked.gif"border=0><img src="http://www.tolkienonline.com/mb/i/expressions/face-icon-small-shocked.gif"border=0><img src="http://www.tolkienonline.com/mb/i/expressions/face-icon-small-smile.gif"border=0><img src="http://www.tolkienonline.com/mb/i/expressions/face-icon-small-smile.gif"border=0><img src="http://www.tolkienonline.com/mb/i/expressions/face-icon-small-smile.gif"border=0><BR><BR>OK, a bit of background info on me<img src="http://www.tolkienonline.com/mb/i/expressions/face-icon-small-smile.gif"border=0> (dish out the dirt, baby!<img src="http://www.tolkienonline.com/mb/i/expressions/face-icon-small-wink.gif"border=0>)<BR><BR><b>Your actual age</b> If I told i would once again be subject to a sternly-worded email from a mod...<img src="http://www.tolkienonline.com/mb/i/expressions/face-icon-small-smile.gif"border=0><img src="http://www.tolkienonline.com/mb/i/expressions/face-icon-small-happy.gif"border=0><BR><BR><b>How old do you feel?</b> I feel as old as I really am...which I fun because some say your teens are the best years of my life...whooo! Go me"<img src="http://www.tolkienonline.com/mb/i/expressions/face-icon-small-happy.gif"border=0><img src="http://www.tolkienonline.com/mb/i/expressions/face-icon-small-tongue.gif"border=0><BR><BR><b>Where do you live?</b> Québec, Canada....chtun Québecois, tas tu un problem 'vec ca? eh? lol, never mind those little québecois/french phrases I slip in to confuse people.<img src="http://www.tolkienonline.com/mb/i/expressions/face-icon-small-smile.gif"border=0> <img src="http://www.tolkienonline.com/mb/i/expressions/face-icon-small-devil.gif"border=0><BR><BR><b>Describe the beauty spots around your house- think "Anne-ish" descriptions, now!</b> Well, I'm very lucky to live in one of the most beautiful places I've ever seen (and I've travelled quite a bit). Québec City is the oldest fortified city in North America, so it has the Citadel of course, and the historic Plains of Abraham, and the St Lawrence (in case any of you aren't familiar witht eh french abbreviation ST or STE, it means Saint or Sainte) "vista". The City itself is so beautiful, it's like an old European city just transplanted in North America: The streets are narrow and paved, the buildingds are old and have many stories, there are those old-style lanters, horse-pulled cabbies, etc... Just like in the olden days.Ever season is beautiful too..well, except Sprind, namely right now. Everything is muddy and ugly and brown. It'll get better though. <img src="http://www.tolkienonline.com/mb/i/expressions/face-icon-small-smile.gif"border=0><img src="http://www.tolkienonline.com/mb/i/expressions/face-icon-small-happy.gif"border=0><BR><BR><b>Age when you started reading Anne of Green Gables</b> I was nine when I started reading the series and I fnished all eight of them in a week. <img src="http://www.tolkienonline.com/mb/i/expressions/face-icon-small-smile.gif"border=0><BR><BR><BR><b>How many of L.M. Montgomery books have you read?</b> I've read the Anne series, obviously, and Chronicles of Avonlea.<BR><BR><b>What is it about L.M. Montgomery's writing that appeals to you?</b><BR>It's a bit hard to describe, but what appealed to me the most is Anne's character: I totally fell in love with her (in a figurative sense). Iremember always wishing I could be like her: I wanted red hair (even though, ironically, I have the long raven hair Anne always craved<img src="http://www.tolkienonline.com/mb/i/expressions/face-icon-small-smile.gif"border=0> alright I admit I'm very vain about my hair<img src="http://www.tolkienonline.com/mb/i/expressions/face-icon-small-happy.gif"border=0><img src="http://www.tolkienonline.com/mb/i/expressions/face-icon-small-tongue.gif"border=0>). I always wanted to be called Anne, (btw, people, call me Luthie<img src="http://www.tolkienonline.com/mb/i/expressions/face-icon-small-smile.gif"border=0>) and for some odd reason I wanted freckles.*shrug...(don't ask!)<img src="http://www.tolkienonline.com/mb/i/expressions/face-icon-small-tongue.gif"border=0> The Other thing was that I'm a hopeless romantic and I thought the whole Anne-Gilbert story too irresistable. *swoooooon for Gil..* <img src="http://www.tolkienonline.com/mb/i/expressions/face-icon-small-happy.gif"border=0> <BR><BR><b>Describe an "Anne" moment you've had.</b> You could say a large part of my childhood was anneish. For exmaple, right after I read the books, I started naming house plants because Anne named her geranium.(I was young and easily swayed, <img src="http://www.tolkienonline.com/mb/i/expressions/face-icon-small-wink.gif"border=0>). So I named the ivy in my room Fred, and now that I think of it that is reealy morbid because I named it so it would rhyme with Dead, as it nearly was at the time. The Prayer-plant was George (lmao!) and the hanging money-plant was Cecilia.<BR>The there was the whole overactie imagination thing...lmao!<img src="http://www.tolkienonline.com/mb/i/expressions/face-icon-small-smile.gif"border=0><img src="http://www.tolkienonline.com/mb/i/expressions/face-icon-small-happy.gif"border=0><img src="http://www.tolkienonline.com/mb/i/expressions/face-icon-small-tongue.gif"border=0><img src="http://www.tolkienonline.com/mb/i/expressions/face-icon-small-smile.gif"border=0><img src="http://www.tolkienonline.com/mb/i/expressions/face-icon-small-happy.gif"border=0><BR><BR><i>Edit: I'm terribly sorry about all those typos, but i have a cast on one arm it's so hard to type properly without taking ages to finish a post!</i>
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Postby Hero's Song » Sun Apr 27, 2003 8:05 pm

Welcome to Luthie - another Canadian! <BR>So sorry it took me so long to give you a former welcome. I'm still fighting that nasty cold. <BR><BR>I have been zooming through Anne of Green Gables and I'm not about halfway through Anne of Avonlea. I had about forgotten about DAvey and Dora. That Davey! <img src="http://www.tolkienonline.com/mb/i/expressions/face-icon-small-happy.gif"border=0> and Mr. Harrison and Ginger the parrot - such fun <img src="http://www.tolkienonline.com/mb/i/expressions/face-icon-small-happy.gif"border=0> <BR><BR>A little "Anne" trivia - <BR><BR>Anybody remember what Ginger called Anne every time he saw her???
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Postby Hero's Song » Sun Apr 27, 2003 8:06 pm

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Postby Luthien_elentari » Mon Apr 28, 2003 2:47 pm

Thanks, Hero!!<img src="http://www.tolkienonline.com/mb/i/expressions/face-icon-small-happy.gif"border=0> (every time I think of your name I think of that song: "And they say that a heeeeero will save us..."<img src="http://www.tolkienonline.com/mb/i/expressions/face-icon-small-wink.gif"border=0>lol<BR><BR>I know!! I know!!!<BR>Ginger called her red-headed snippet...right? I think...*bows head and awaits jugdment* of course I could check it up but I'm lazy..<BR>I started rereading Anne of GG yesterday...<img src="http://www.tolkienonline.com/mb/i/expressions/face-icon-small-smile.gif"border=0><img src="http://www.tolkienonline.com/mb/i/expressions/face-icon-small-happy.gif"border=0> Was like meeting and old friend.
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Postby MeganBaggins » Mon Apr 28, 2003 10:04 pm

Tonight I am going to cozy up in my bed with lots of snacks and watch the Anne Movies *sigh* oooh the comfort of Anne! <img src="http://www.tolkienonline.com/mb/i/expressions/face-icon-small-smile.gif"border=0><BR><BR>In fact, I am going to do that right now!<img src="http://www.tolkienonline.com/mb/i/expressions/face-icon-small-happy.gif"border=0><BR><BR>Slan go foil<BR><BR>~Megan~
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Postby Hero's Song » Tue Apr 29, 2003 1:38 am

Luthie - very good memory! That was exactly right about "Red headed snippet" - you can just hear the parrot saying that <img src="http://www.tolkienonline.com/mb/i/expressions/face-icon-small-happy.gif"border=0><BR><BR>I'm not familiary with that Hero song - what's that from?<BR><BR>MeganBaggins - I've been itching to watch the videos since I started this guild, but I'm waiting for a time when my husband's away for a couple of evenings. He likes them OK, but is not into multiple viewings like I am. I also save my FOTR viewings for just such an occasion for the same reason! <BR><BR>One of my favorite parts of the video is watching Gilbert's face when he is peering at Anne and Diana from behind a tree. Boy, does that boy look smitten! Sigh. He's such a perfect Gilbert.<BR><BR>Have any of you seen the third movie they did about Gilbert and Anne after they were married? I refused to watch it because it was SO far from anything in the books. Was it any good? Should I rent it? I'd love to see Gilbert again <img src="http://www.tolkienonline.com/mb/i/expressions/face-icon-small-smile.gif"border=0>
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Postby PatriotBlade » Tue Apr 29, 2003 12:12 pm

Thanks for the welcome, everyone! I would have posted sooner, but I couldn't find the thread again. Oh, well! C-Ya 'round! <BR>Always The Patriot,<BR>Heather. ------]--0
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Postby Night » Tue Apr 29, 2003 6:04 pm

The guilds in here just get better and better!<BR><BR>Your actual age: 22...which means I'm getting around to 23. My, I'm aging quickly! <BR><BR>How old do you feel? ie. How old's your spirit? Sometimes I'm 13 and then I'm 64... and then I'm back to good old 21.<BR><BR>Where do you live? Canada<BR><BR>Describe the beauty spots around your house- think "Anne-ish" descriptions, now! <BR>In a city over from where I grew up there's a graveyard, a glorious and wonderous graveyard. It's peaceful and beautiful and I would love to be buried there when I die, it's a very comforting thought that maybe I will be. There are cherry trees on either side of the graveyard and in the spring there are cherry blossoms lying all about the green grass and the gravestones. <BR><BR>Anne had six children - If you have some, please tell us a little about them. <BR>Well he isn't my child but I took care of him for 6 months. His name is Seth, he's 5 years old and has beautiful brown hair. He has almost a mushroom cut but longer and not at all short in the back. It's almost beatlesish. Anyways I love him dearly and I can't wait until he comes back to visit me, maybe in 2 months!<BR><BR>Age when you started reading Anne of Green Gables.<BR>I was ten... I think... but that was 11 years ago I am not sure.<BR> <BR>How many of L.M. Montgomery books have you read?<BR> I have read the Anne series and The Blue Castle... oh how I love that book!<BR><BR><BR>What is it about L.M. Montgomery's writing that appeals to you?<BR>I love the humour in her books! And her characters are all absolutely brilliant and wonderful! Especially the relatives in the Blue Castle, I laugh whenever I think of them. <BR><BR>Describe an "Anne" moment you've had. <BR>Well there probably have been a few but I can deeply relate to Anne in her love for nature. I was on a road trip of sorts, me and five friend stuffed in a little car and we were just coming off this highway. There was a little tourist info building and we stopped there to take a bathroom break. When I got out I saw that they were logging right behind the building and I looked that these lovely big douglas trees that they were cutting. Then I started to cry, even now I am almost in tears just thinking about it. <BR><BR>And then there was that time I dyed my hair green... <img src="http://www.tolkienonline.com/mb/i/expressions/face-icon-small-happy.gif"border=0>
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Postby MeganBaggins » Tue Apr 29, 2003 9:37 pm

Hero's Song: The movie made me sick! I almost barfed I swear.<img src="http://www.tolkienonline.com/mb/i/expressions/face-icon-small-sad.gif"border=0> <BR>It was soooooooooooooooooooooooooo unlike the book...and badly done.<BR><BR>YOU DO NOT WANT TO SEE IT!!!!!
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Postby Hero's Song » Wed Apr 30, 2003 4:41 am

Thanks for the warning MeganBaggins. I really wanted an Anne-fan opinion of it before I rented it. Now any temptation I had is gone. I trust your review totally.<BR><BR>Welcome Night! (Those two words remind me of a line from Romeo and Juliet <img src="http://www.tolkienonline.com/mb/i/expressions/face-icon-small-smile.gif"border=0> ) Another Canadian! Pretty soon you will outnumber the rest of us Yanks and Europeans. <BR><BR>Loved your description of the graveyard. My older sister taught me to be a "graveyard haunter" when I was a kid. She showed me all the interesting headstones and beauty spots in our local cemetery and I used to ride my bicycle there to read or wander around, read the headstones and think. I guess some people would think that is a weird way to pass the time, but not me <img src="http://www.tolkienonline.com/mb/i/expressions/face-icon-small-smile.gif"border=0>!!<BR><BR>You MUST fess up and tell us about dying your hair green. It wouldn't happen to be RED, would it? <img src="http://www.tolkienonline.com/mb/i/expressions/face-icon-small-happy.gif"border=0>
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Postby larindyl » Wed Apr 30, 2003 6:03 am

Thats right Hero's Song, I read the back of the film box in the rental place, apparently after they are married, Gilbert gets called up, then is missing in action in France, so Anne sets off to save him... WHAT ?!!<BR><BR>Anyway I was going to ask you guys...do you remember in Anne's house of dreams, where Anne and Leslie are walking to the shore, and they are talking about the shadow of Venus, and one of them says that if you see the shadow of Venus, you'll find love within the year. Is this true? Is it even a superstition from anywhere else? Having never found it myself I wouldn't know (give me time) but I was just wondering...<BR><BR>Anyway, adieu xx<BR>
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Postby LalaithUrwen » Wed Apr 30, 2003 7:58 am

Hello, fellow Anne-fans!<BR><BR>Megan, your story about the boat and the waterfall is very Anneish. It’s funny, too, except that it could’ve been disastrous! <img src="http://www.tolkienonline.com/mb/i/expressions/face-icon-small-shocked.gif"border=0> I’m glad you weren’t hurt.<BR><BR>I didn’t get to make the lemon crumble bars b/c I didn’t have enough eggs or enough lemon juice. <img src="http://www.tolkienonline.com/mb/i/expressions/face-icon-small-rolleyes.gif"border=0> I’m going to make it soon, though.<BR><BR>Mae govannen, PatriotBlade, Luthien_elentari (ROTFL!), and Night! (Wow! We have lots of Canadians, eh? Guess it's not surprising really, is it?)<BR><BR>Larindyl and Megan (and HS), the third movie is all right, stressing greatly the words "all right." Is it great? Does it follow the books? Is it as good as the first movies? <b>NO!!!!!!!</b><BR><BR>BUT, it's worth renting, as long as you come into it with the understanding that it's just an interesting movie--NOT a continuation of the Anne series. (In many ways, like our beloved LOTR movies. <img src="http://www.tolkienonline.com/mb/i/expressions/face-icon-small-wink.gif"border=0> Just teasing!! Of course, the LOTR movies are waaaay better than the third "Anne" movie, the term "Anne" being used loosely.)<BR><BR>My mom actually bought the movie for me, so I have it. As I said, it's all right.<BR><BR>Anyway, I've been rereading the books as well. What I'm struck by anew is LMM's humor! It's subtle, dry, almost sarcastic, but never in a mean-spirited way. I love her descriptions of Rachel Lynde, for example. <img src="http://www.tolkienonline.com/mb/i/expressions/face-icon-small-happy.gif"border=0> LOL!<BR><BR>I've decided that my 7.5 year old might be old enough now to enjoy the movie, so I'm waiting for the next night we have available for her and I to start watching it. I can't wait! <img src="http://www.tolkienonline.com/mb/i/expressions/face-icon-small-smile.gif"border=0><BR><BR>Blessings,<BR>Lalaith
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Postby PatriotBlade » Wed Apr 30, 2003 1:28 pm

I've got my "Anne" story! When I was about six, A colledge friend of my dad's named David had a raft and Dad and I often went out with him. One Sat. Mom, Dad, David and I went out on an all day float trip. Periodicly, we'd stop to let Dad fish. To keep me out of my mom's hair, David and I would catch craw-dads/crayfish/whatever you call them - He'd lift the rock, I'd look to see if any were there, then he'd catch them and put them in a bait bucket. At some point durring the day the bucket got knocked over and lots of the little critters got loose in the raft. We collected them all and went on with our trip. When we got to the take out, Mom took the picnic stuff on ahead to set up supper while Dad fished and David and I tried for a few more craw-dads. We called it quits and I got my sneekers out of the raft(I'd been barefoot all day) and headed up to Mom while David and Dad took out the raft. About half way, I desided to put my sneekers back on. The first one was on and I started to pull on the second. I suddenly discovered that there was something in my shoe, so I pulled it off and started to shake it. I could see nothing until out of the darkness of the toe of my shoe a claw poped into view, along with part of the critter's head. I dropped the shoe and started to dance around screaming. Mom started running for me; David thought I was bitten by a snake and took off running; and Dad was right behind him. David got to me first and was looking around for a snake when Mom got to me and asked me what was wrong. Sobbing, I cried, "There's a craw-dad in my shoe!"<BR>Everyone was so relieved that I was okay that they started laughing. I thought they were laughing at me started getting mad. "IT"S NOT FUNNY!!! THERE"S A CRAW-DAD IN MY SHOE!!!" The madder I got; the louder I shouted, the harder they laughed until we were all to tired to keep it up.<BR>Always The Patriot,<BR>Heather. ------]--0
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Postby NimrodelSong » Wed Apr 30, 2003 10:25 pm

Hello, HS, and everyone else here!<BR><BR>I actually haven't read any of L.M. Montgomery's books<img src="http://www.tolkienonline.com/mb/i/expressions/face-icon-small-shocked.gif"border=0> so I hope I'm not TOO out of place here - but I do own the Anne of Green Gables, Anne of Avonlea, and Anne of Green Gables/Continuing Story video sets. Several years ago I got the first two when my daughter was still quite young, at the suggestion of a co-worker, and we watched them countless times. I absolutely ADORE them. I'd just never read any of the books. I count them as probably some of the most beautiful movies I've ever seen. My daughter and I got to where we would quote from them and giggle our heads off! Amanda especially liked to quote some of the things Rachel Linde said - "I wish you'd consulted me first."<img src="http://www.tolkienonline.com/mb/i/expressions/face-icon-small-smile.gif"border=0> <BR>So I hope I'm not TOO much out of place!! Nice idea for a thread!<BR><BR>~Nim~<BR>Absolutely Devoted LotR Fan<BR>Loving TTT<BR>Anxiously Awaiting TTT SE!<BR>Admirer of the Elf Prince of Mirkwood<BR>Disciple of Jesus Christ<BR>Coffee Addict
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Postby Arwen_Sol » Wed Apr 30, 2003 11:06 pm

Hello everyone,<BR><BR>just thought I'd drop in and see what's been going on in here. How is everyone doing? The weather here has been annoyingly pleasant. Annoying because I'm stuck at work till 5pm after which I'm too tired to go and do outside-ish things. I hope you all have a lovely day,<BR><BR>best wishes,<BR>*~Arwen
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Postby Hero's Song » Thu May 01, 2003 1:47 am

Here it is - the middle of the night and I can't sleep <img src="http://www.tolkienonline.com/mb/i/expressions/face-icon-small-sad.gif"border=0><BR>The one compensation is that TORC is usually very cooperative in the wee hours of the morning. <BR><BR>Welcome NimrodelSong! Glad to have you. The mini-series is what prompted me to start reading Anne and because of that when I read the books I see the characters exactly as they are in the film. I would encourage you to pick up Anne of Green Gables sometimes. It is easy, entertaining reading and the first movie stayed so close to the book in general, you will find it delightful.<BR><BR>Patriot Blade - Loved your story about the crawdads <img src="http://www.tolkienonline.com/mb/i/expressions/face-icon-small-happy.gif"border=0> That is TOO funny. I'm reading Anne of Avonlea now and just read the part where Anne crawls on the roof of a henhouse to peer in a window of a house and falls through up to her armpits and gets stuck there - through a downpour no less <img src="http://www.tolkienonline.com/mb/i/expressions/face-icon-small-happy.gif"border=0>. <BR><BR>Someone mentioned that there is a line in You've Got Mail about Anne, so I rented it, and sure, enough, a lady does say that someone told her to read Anne of Green Gables with a box of kleenex. Since I just finished it myself (again) over the weekend, I admit I did cry when Matthew dies, but most of the chapters are just hilarious. I guess you could laugh until you cried, I've done that myself several times.
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Postby Luthien_elentari » Thu May 01, 2003 6:33 pm

Hey Everbody! <img src="http://www.tolkienonline.com/mb/i/expressions/face-icon-small-smile.gif"border=0><img src="http://www.tolkienonline.com/mb/i/expressions/face-icon-small-smile.gif"border=0>!!<img src="http://www.tolkienonline.com/mb/i/expressions/face-icon-small-happy.gif"border=0><img src="http://www.tolkienonline.com/mb/i/expressions/face-icon-small-happy.gif"border=0><BR><BR>Hero’s Song : the song I was referring to was the theme from Spiderman movie. It’s a good song but after listening to it a lot you get soo sick of it<img src="http://www.tolkienonline.com/mb/i/expressions/face-icon-small-rolleyes.gif"border=0>. And About the movies….honestly, I saw them once and I have no desire to see them again ( I totally agree with Megan). Especially the one where Anne and Gil get married (Anne’s House of Dreams is one of my top favs, and look how they messed it up!) and Gil goes to war <img src="http://www.tolkienonline.com/mb/i/expressions/face-icon-small-rolleyes.gif"border=0> and Anne goes to save him, and before that her employer wants to have an affair with her or somethin...really tacky and frustrating, couldn't be farther from the books.<BR><BR>Night : dyed your hair green!!! <img src="http://www.tolkienonline.com/mb/i/expressions/face-icon-small-shocked.gif"border=0> Did you do it on purpose? <img src="http://www.tolkienonline.com/mb/i/expressions/face-icon-small-wink.gif"border=0><BR><BR>LalaithUrwen : what was so funny? (referring to « mae govannen…luthien_Elentari (ROTFL) ) <img src="http://www.tolkienonline.com/mb/i/expressions/face-icon-small-happy.gif"border=0> <img src="http://www.tolkienonline.com/mb/i/expressions/face-icon-small-happy.gif"border=0> <img src="http://www.tolkienonline.com/mb/i/expressions/face-icon-small-happy.gif"border=0><BR><BR>Patriot : hilarious story...<img src="http://www.tolkienonline.com/mb/i/expressions/face-icon-small-happy.gif"border=0>wow, you people have interesting lives..mine is kinda boring <img src="http://www.tolkienonline.com/mb/i/expressions/face-icon-small-smile.gif"border=0><img src="http://www.tolkienonline.com/mb/i/expressions/face-icon-small-wink.gif"border=0><BR><BR>Speaking of humour in LCM’s books, I was recalling the story Anne wrote about Cordelia Fitzgerald and Geraldyne something who were « regally beautiful » and best friends. They grew up together but then the handsome man, what’s-his-name comes to their town and falls in love with Geraldyne, and they’re engaged..but of course Cordelia is jealous and in love with him…*dramatic music*…so she pushes Geraldyne off a bridge, and the fiancé jumps in to save her… and « he forget he didn’t know how to swim » (ROTFLMAO!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!) and they died in each other’s arms….Cordelia went insane and was confined to a mental hospital.<BR><img src="http://www.tolkienonline.com/mb/i/expressions/face-icon-small-happy.gif"border=0><img src="http://www.tolkienonline.com/mb/i/expressions/face-icon-small-happy.gif"border=0><img src="http://www.tolkienonline.com/mb/i/expressions/face-icon-small-happy.gif"border=0> An appropriate punishment..then there was the story club where Diana had a tendency to murder a lot of her characters because she didn't know what o do with them. (LMAO!) I can't get over those...<BR><BR>It has just srtuck me how much every paragraphe has so much humour…Ever time I spot one I think, « wow, that’s a good one, I’ll post it on TORC » but there are so many I can never keep track. <img src="http://www.tolkienonline.com/mb/i/expressions/face-icon-small-happy.gif"border=0><BR><BR>Nimrodel : hi!! You might like the movies, but trust me, they’re NOTHING compared to the books!! Read them! <img src="http://www.tolkienonline.com/mb/i/expressions/face-icon-small-smile.gif"border=0><BR><BR>So long! Farewell! *german singing…*<BR>Adieu! Adieu! To you, and you, and you!<BR><BR>(LOL I’m a fan of the Sound of Music too))<img src="http://www.tolkienonline.com/mb/i/expressions/face-icon-small-happy.gif"border=0><BR><BR>edit: hey! my name isn't on the list of members...<img src="http://www.tolkienonline.com/mb/i/expressions/face-icon-small-sad.gif"border=0><img src="http://www.tolkienonline.com/mb/i/expressions/face-icon-small-crying.gif"border=0> <img src="http://www.tolkienonline.com/mb/i/expressions/face-icon-small-wink.gif"border=0>
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Postby Night » Thu May 01, 2003 8:10 pm

A guild for L.M. Montgomery can only be expected to be full of Canadians!<BR><BR>Oh dear, looks like I'm going to have to tell my <b>Green Hair</b> story. Yes it was done on purpose but I was forced into it I tell you!<BR><BR>Well I told you about 5 year old Seth and he's just the cutest thing. We were hanging out watching cartoons one day when he climbs up next to me and puts his head against mine, comparing our hair and telling me that our hair is the same colour (which is brown by the way, not red). Seth seems to have this picture of me as being like nobody in the whole world and I guess us having the same hair colour was just a horrible thing. So he tells me that I have to change my hair colour and just joking around I asked him what colour. He immediately says green and even as I suggest a bunch of other colours, he just sticks with green and well... this kid puts up a good argument. Next thing I know we're both wearing over shabbiest clothes in the bathroom and rubbing green dyed into my scalp.<BR>Since I don't have light hair the green didn't show up too well but there was definately a hint of it and for a while I was perfect and unlike anyone else in the world again. I didn't use a very good brand so it didn't stay in long but Seth was more than pleased.
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Postby MeganBaggins » Thu May 01, 2003 8:57 pm

my my my! Green hair! <BR>If I tried it, my hair would end up looking like Anne's did.<img src="http://www.tolkienonline.com/mb/i/expressions/face-icon-small-tongue.gif"border=0><BR><BR>Alright!!! WHAT DO YOU MEAN THE MOVIE WAS "WORTH RENTING?" <BR>IT WAS BADLY ACTED AND....DUMB!!<BR><BR>*cools down* hehehe sorry about that, Its the same with me and the<BR>LotR movies, I get quite passionate.<img src="http://www.tolkienonline.com/mb/i/expressions/face-icon-small-happy.gif"border=0><img src="http://www.tolkienonline.com/mb/i/expressions/face-icon-small-happy.gif"border=0><BR><BR><BR>*smiles proudly* I must take full credit for the You've got Mail quote, cause I really love that movie. It is a good one for any book lover to watch. <img src="http://www.tolkienonline.com/mb/i/expressions/face-icon-small-smile.gif"border=0><BR><BR>Crawdads....*snicker* we call them Crayfish here.<BR><BR>
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