Monday, May 18, 2009

Daily Anne ~ 1st Installation




"...Anne is such an unromantic name."


"Unromantic fiddlesticks!" said the unsympathetic Marilla. "Anne is a real good plain sensible name. You've no need to be ashamed of it."



"Oh, I'm not ashamed of it," explained Anne, "only I like Cordelia better. I've always imagined that my name was Cordelia - at least, I always have of late years. When I was young I used to imagine it was Geraldine, but I like Cordelia better now. But if you call me Anne please call me Anne spelled with an e."



"What difference does it make how it's spelled?" asked Marilla with another rusty smile as she picked up the teapot.



"Oh, it makes such a difference. It looks so much nicer. When you hear a name pronounced can't you always see it in you mind just as if it was printed out? I can; and A-n-n looks dreadful, but A-n-n-e looks so much more distinguished. If you'll only call me Anne spelled with an e I shall try to reconcile myself to not being called Cordelia."


"Very well, then, Anne spelled with an e..."
~Anne of Green Gables

3 comments:

Heather Happymaker said...

I couldn't agree more! In fact, my middle name is Anne.

Jamie Willow said...

love!!

Jennalu said...

One of my favoites!