Tuesday, August 23, 2011

Anne of Green Gables

 It’s hard to spend any time on Prince Edward Island without becoming aware of Anne of Green Gables or Lucy Maude Montgomery.  The author was born in this house in the small town of New London. 

The house still stands in the same place and is in the same condition as when she lived there.

 Lucy often visited this nearby home of her aunt and uncle.  She eventually moved here and was married in the house.  This farm and the pond below the house is the setting for many of her books. 

Green Gables has become famous around the world as the inspiration for the setting in the classic tale of fiction, Anne of Green Gables.

L. M. Montgomery lived nearby with her maternal grandparents and came to know this, her elderly cousin’s farm, through her explorations of the woods and lanes around it.

The house and grounds are preserved as described in the novel and the house is furnished with items authentic to the era of the novel.

                         She is buried  next to her husband in the nearby cemetery.

                                           Guess who’s coming for dinner!

   This will probably be our last dinner out before heading back to New Brunswick and the U.S.  Scallops in garlic sauce, and the rest was all-you-can-eat  40 ft. long salad bar, seafood chowder, mussels, dessert and beverage. 

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