I am a 24 yr old young woman of Non-Denominational faith. I am a homeschool graduate,who is still living at home with her Mother & Father & two younger brothers. I am involved with my church in many areas of ministry, from singing to American Sign Language, to drama & dance, to nursery work. I am an avid reader, lover of anything involving history, passionate sewer & wearer of historical clothing,continuous watcher of historical costume movies & black & whites, Future Homemaker & hopefully, Lord willing, Mother, & lover of my Lord & Savior, Jesus.
Miss Dashwood at Another Period Drama Blog is hosting a Anne of Green Gables Week. As I simply adore L.M. Montgomery's creations, I had to take part. I have never answered tag questions before, but thought for Anne I would give it a go.
1. How many of the Anne books have you read, and how many of the films have you seen?
I have read all eight of the books in the Anne series, as well as Chronicles of Avonlea (if you like the Anne series, you would love Chronicles of Avonlea). I have seen all three of the films. Although the third is not my favorite, it still has wonderful costumes & some very fine performances.
2. If someone yanked your hair and called you carrots, what would you do to him?
Depending entirely upon my mood, I might give him a sound tongue lashing, or if I were having a simply Jonah day, I may well follow Anne's example & smash a decidedly none too comforting slate across his crown.
3. What would you do if Josie Pye dared you to walk the ridgepole of a roof?
I agree completely with Miss Marilla Cuthbert upon this matter. Let Miss Pye turn blue with her daring.
4. If you had the opportunity to play any AGG (I'm abbreviating from now on because I am a lazy typist) character in an AGG play, which role would you choose?
I would choose between Miss Muriel Stacy & Miss Marilla Cuthbert. I believe that I contain several of their character traits.
5. If you were marooned on a desert island, which AGG character would you want to have as a companion? (Anne, Gilbert and Diana are not options. Let's keep this thing interesting. Not that they're not interesting.... oh, yay, now the disclaimer to this question is longer than the question itself. Lovely lovely lovely.)
Miss Muriel Stacy, for she would be practical when need be, but could sympathize when one is in THE DEPTHS OF DESPAIR!!!
6. If there was going to be a new adaptation of the Anne books and you could have any part in making the movie, what would you choose to do? (screenwriting, acting, casting, costume-making are a few possibilities)
(Raises both hands & jumps up & down in anticipation) THE COSTUME-MAKING!!! I am a seamstress & I think the costumes of the AoGG films, as well as the Road to Avonlea series are simply delicious ("You speak as if it were something to eat").
7. What are, in your opinion, the funniest AGG book/movie scenes? (choose one from the books and one from the movies)
There are almost too many to choose, but one that I always enjoy is the scene in Anne of the Island, when Anne & her three chums, are entertaining callers at the boardinghouse & there are sooo many cushions & pillows about that one cannot even go up the stairs without tripping over one. The scene in the film where Anne declares "Don't eat it Miss Stacy" & "I suppose it was a romantic way to perish for a mouse" are simply marvelous in their hilarity.
8. What are, in your opinion, the saddest AGG book/movie scenes? (choose one of each again)
I find quite a few of the scenes to be sad, but when Anne turns Gilbert down after the clambake, it always makes me tear up. Also when Anne is crying alone in her misery over Matthew's death & Marilla comes to comfort her. In the book I can never help but cry when Anne loses her baby Joyce. It is so sad.
9. Which AGG character would you most like to spend an afternoon with? (again, Anne and Gilbert and Diana are not options for this one--think secondary characters)
Miss Lavendar Lewis, she reminds me so much of Anne that it would be almost as nice as spending the day with her. Or Miss Rachael Lynde to catch up on all the old news.
10. What is your definition of a kindred spirit?
Someone who shares your faith in Jesus Christ. One with whom you need not speak to communicate. Whose morals & ideals are alike in most respects. Though you may be apart you are separated, because true friends are always together in spirit.
Born 105 years ago, March 2nd, 1907, Theodor Seuss Geisel came into this world. His imagination is one I long to have. He may have been unusual to some in his mind's wonderings, but what an amazing gift that God gave him, to write for & capture the imaginings of children everywhere. Though he didn't stop at writing, he illustrated with such panache that you are inherently drawn into his world. He used those skills to create political cartoons for WWII & advertisements for companies such as Flit & Standard Oil. I began reading Dr. Seuss books when I was about 8, but even at my advanced age of 23 :), I still enjoy poring over his tongue twisting phrases that tickle your brain. The world would not have been the same for me without Green Eggs & Ham or The Cat in the Hat. What are your favorite Seuss books?
So Happy 105th Birthday Dr. Seuss!
God bless, Sarah Grace
P.S. Did you know that he also wrote under the psuedonym Theo LeSieg, Geisel spelled backwards for several of his works?