The letter is M
M is for Lucy Maude Montgomery (1874-19420
Have you read Anne of Green Gables?
If you haven't read this famous book, followed by its wonderful sequence
Anne of Avonlea
Chronicles of Avonlea
Anne of the Island
Further Chronicles of Avonlea
Anne's House of Dreams
Anne of Windy Poplars
Anne of Ingleside
then surely you have heard of it.....
"Matthew Cuthbert has gone to the train station to pick up the little boy he and his kind-hearted sister, Marilla Cuthbert, owners of Green Gables farm, adopted from the Halifax orphanage. But what he finds is a precocious little red-haired girl named Anne Shirley, with a cheery disposition and some profound thoughts to share. Anne soon became best friends with Diana Wright, and although Gilbert Blythe can be a pest at times, he too becomes a loyal friend. Anne wins the hearts of many and has continued to attract readers of all ages and touch the hearts of millions of fans world-wide.
The story of Anne, of Green Gables and of Prince Edward Island is heart warming.
Lucy Maude Montgomery used the home of her grandparents, where she lived as a child
as a model for 'Green Gables", and it still continues to attract tourist from all over the world who yearn to see the country that Anne drew their hearts to.
When I visited P.E.I. some thirty years ago, researching the marketing of lambs, I was so entranced with the country side, the sea, the red earth, the potato crops, lobster dinners and the wonderful bed and breakfast where we stayed I wanted immediately to phone Charles and say, "Pack up and come quickly!!!"
Lucy Maude Montgomery also wrote poetry...
Come, rest awhile and let us idly stray
in glimmering valley, cool and far away.
Come from the greedy mart, the troubled street
and listen to the music, faint and sweet.
That echoes ever to a listening ear
Unheard by those who will not pause to hear.
The wayward chimes of memory's pensive bells,
Wind-blown o'er misty hills and curtained dells.
One step aside and dewy buds unclose
The sweetness of the violet and the rose.
Song and romance still linger in the green,
Emblossomed ways by you so seldom seen,
And near at hand, would you but see them, lie
All lovely things beloved in days gone by.
You have forgotten what it is to smile
in your too busy life. Come rest awhile.
Sentimental, but appealing......
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