The gal at the ticket counter took my Canadian money–a total of $7.80. (I don’t remember for sure, but it’s possible I gave her a blue, waxy five-dollar bill, a “toony” [$2 coin] and a “loony” [$1 coin] in exchange for a sticker to wear “in a visible place” and two Canadian dimes in change.)
Once inside, we browsed the displays in the small anteroom then sat on benches in a small theater for a short film.
A replica of one of Miss Montgomery’s personal scrapbooks was among the first displays. (Sorry about the glare on these photos–couldn’t be helped.)
Here’s a photo of Miss Montgomery’s typewriter. Can you imagine writing a novel without a delete key? I’m not sure I could even write a one-page letter on this antique. But I’m very glad literal cutting-and-pasting didn’t prevent Miss Montgomery’s prolific career.
Excerpts from Miss Montgomery’s journals were also on display. I cropped the French translation and made a collage photo of an excerpt from her unpublished journal and another that appears in The Selected Journals of L. M. Montgomery.
Here’s our Anne. (I love this!)
After the film, we head outside, stepping back in time to the much-awaited Green Gables.
When writing this post, I referred to Anne as “everyone’s favorite red-headed orphan.” But I deleted that phrase because I immediately thought of two other red-headed orphans that might be favorites: Little Orphan Annie and Pippi Longstocking.
Which one of these young ladies would you most like to spend a day with?