Nobody says the Icon has to be non-fiction. I was over at Ann’s place, reading the RevGalBlogPals’ summer reading meme, and someone mentioned the Anne of Green Gables books. I was at the post office yesterday, and the Anne of Green Gables stamps are out. It’s the 100th anniversary this year of the publication of Anne of Green Gables. How much more of a Canadian Cultural Icon could THAT be? So, you get a twofer today.
Anne, for those of you who don’t know, is an orphan who is adopted by a brother and sister on
Marilla was strict with Anne, and Matthew adored her and was shy. Marilla thought that the current fashions in women’s dresses were ridiculous and wasteful, and when everyone else had huge puffed sleeves, Anne’s were plain.
Part of the reason I picked this episode is that it’s about wanting something very badly, and being loved into joy. And part of it is, the woman at the counter in the store, when the shop clerk goes to the window to get the dress for Matthew. I do believe that’s my former sister-in-law – she and my brother-in-law were extras in the show.