The Effect of L. M. Montgomery on a Twelve-Year-Old Boy

After about nineteen hours in the car, and all of Anne of Green Gables and much of Anne of Avonlea, we stopped somewhere in North Carolina for the last night of our trip. We were all pretty tired of each other  traveling. The stories had been our saving grace, those and the Tic-Tacs we kept feeding Katie to keep her quiet settle her stomach.

After the lights were out in the hotel room, Nicholas asked no one in particular, "How does heaven make snow?"

Mary Beth answered, "It starts to rain, but it’s really cold so the rain turns to snow. Now, go to sleep."

Patrick leaped to answer more poetically, "God cries and his tears fall as rain. But the angels give Him Tic-Tacs. They make His breath icy cold and He blows on the raindrops. They turn to snow  and twinkle at Him as they fall to earth."

I smiled into my pillow. Lucy Maud Montgomery would be pleased.

Pictures tomorrow. I promise.

Comments

  1. says

    Elizabeth–What a lovely thought, and I’m glad to know you are home safely and the ups and downs of traveling have you smiling. I hope you get to rest some after such a brave endeavor. We are listening to The Secret Garden on audio this week. Unfortunately, the only poetic effect it has had is that my nine year old described the girl on TV as “as ugly as Mary Lennox”!

  2. Michelle says

    I know the first night back with everyone in their own beds is quite a relief. Elizabeth, thank you for sharing your joys, not so joyous moments and humor with us. You have been a blessing to my family. Hope you had a nice stay even in the heat.
    Michelle

  3. says

    Hi Elizabeth, It’s funny, but I just blogged on our audio adventure through the Anne series. We just got back from a road trip to South Dakota. We were armed with plenty of audio books including Anne of the Island. My seven year old son, Luke has enjoyed Anne so much. We didn’t listen to Anne of the Island on this trip since my husband didn’t get to hear it from the beginning and we are a couple of CDs into the story and boy, Luke was a little disappointed even though we had plenty of other audio books. I have to say thank goodness for audio books on long car rides!!! BTW, I really enjoyed notes from the road.
    blessings, Carmen

  4. says

    Hi Elizabeth, It’s funny, but I just blogged on our audio adventure through the Anne series. We just got back from a road trip to South Dakota. We were armed with plenty of audio books including Anne of the Island. My seven year old son, Luke has enjoyed Anne so much. We didn’t listen to Anne of the Island on this trip since my husband didn’t get to hear it from the beginning and we are a couple of CDs into the story and boy, Luke was a little disappointed even though we had plenty of other audio books. I have to say thank goodness for audio books on long car rides!!! BTW, I really enjoyed notes from the road.
    blessings, Carmen

  5. says

    Just about to torture my guys with some LMM on upcoming road trip. My dh has never heard them — so he’s quite attentive. But I’ve yet to hear descriptions as eloquent as Patrick’s coming out of their mouths. It’ll come. ;)