Friday, September 18, 2009
When I was little, my mom recorded all 37 hours of "Anne of Green Gables" and "Anne of Green Gables: The Sequel" on 4 VHS tapes (Okay, so I think it was more like 6 or 7 hours). I have a lot of childhood memories of being completely engrossed in those movies. I probably watched them 20 times through the years. Snow days were the best, because there was nowhere to go, so we'd just snuggle up under a blanket and watch hour after hour of these movies. And I have memories of acting them out with my sister and cousins. Rachel and I actually went as Anne and Diana for Halloween one year! I was Diana and she was Anne...which is probably pretty fitting for our personalities. I should really dig up those pictures sometime! I had a huge black wig on and Rachel had her hair in pigtail braids and freckles drawn all over her face. Anyway, I digress.
I loved those movies from the beginning to the end. From the time Anne met Diana and the time she broke a slate over Gilbert's head for calling her "Carrots," all the way up until Anne became a teacher at a girl's school. I always hoped that she would end up with Gilbert in the end. Oh, and my very favorite part is when Anne accidentally gets Diana drunk on raspberry cordial! So funny, even though I would always end up crying right after that part when Anne is forbidden to see Diana. I still get completely wrapped up in the whole story :-)
As I got older, I decided I wanted to read the books. I read the first one, and an L.M. Montgomery Christmas collection book, but that's all the further I got. I hope to read the rest of them sometime, though! I want to know how the real story goes :-)
So why am I writing about this today? For some reason, the movie has been on my mind lately and I'm just DYING to watch it again. I think I still have the VHS tapes, but alas, I no longer own a VCR. Stupid technology. I'm going to research tonight and see if I can find them on DVD. I know it's silly to be thinking about these things now, but I really want to be able to watch them with my kids someday! Also, I can't wait to read the books with them :-) Let's hope I have a girl or two!
And I also posted this in case you have never seen this movie. If not, it's the sweetest movie ever, and you should watch it! I just found it on youtube! :-) Although I still think I will try to buy the movies so I'll have them forever :-)
Have a wonderful weekend!