Tuesday, July 8, 2008

The Sign

Recently June 20th 2008, was the 100th year anniversary of the publication of L.M. Montgomery’s “Anne of Green Gables”.
As part of that event so long ago, the history that followed is known worldwide.

Norval, a small town not far from here has a small memorial garden that was created in her honor, and the fact that she spent part of her life living there from 1926-1935 along with her husband Presbyterian Minister, Ewan Macdonald.

This photograph is of a section of the memorial garden. There are a number of dedication signs on pedestals throughout the garden and pavilion area. The reason for my attention to this particular one, speaks for itself, and the muse for my writing. (clickable thumbnail)

Eric Valentine © C'ya


Janice Thomson said...

Ahh such good books that series. How sad the sign is in such disrepair! Loved your poem Eric.

Stacey said...

Hi Eric,
What a shame that the sign has got to look like this, is there anything anyone can do? I am sure there must be!
The words in your poem are brilliant.
Take care Eric :-D

Eric Valentine said...

Those books certainly were a hit Janice. I think vandels ripped the sign, so now it has to be re-done again.

Glad you enjoyed the poem. :)

Eric Valentine said...

Hi Stacey, yes it is a shame. I can bring it to the attention of someone and get it done up.

That is a very nice compliment on the poem, I thank you so much. Thanks for the visit. :)

Take care Stacey, have a good week. :)

zirelda said...

How neat is that? Although I must admit to never reading Anne of Green Gables....

Eric Valentine said...

Hi Z, I guess not everyone else did either, but as you said neat.. :)

Good seeing you visit, stay well. ;)

Margie said...

Hi Eric
I've such an avid fan of "Anne of Green Gables"
Have a full set of DVD's as well as the books.
Wonderful poem!

Have missed you!
Heading up to Nova Scotia next week for 2 weeks!

Take care my friend!


Eric Valentine said...

Hello Margie!!

It is so good to see you here and know that you are ok. You have been missed by so many.

Enjoy your trip to Nova Scotia and come back feeling better. We would like to be able to read more of your wonderful poems soon, if you are well enough to write.

I have missed you here, glad you liked the poem.

Be well my friend, see you when you get back. :)

Ruth K said...

Hi Eric,
Glad to see your blog and know that you are going to help out Willow Park with their website.
I have a blog but a little inactive right now as I'm a little too busy here in Peterborough. Fun, though as we live by a lake too.
Best regards,

Eric Valentine said...

Hi Ruth, nice to meet you. I will try and do my best to help out with the Willow site, time will tell.

Pity you can't have your blog going again. Maybe in the future? Thanks for your visit, have a good weekend. :)