G is for Gulls that we see in abundance on our Saturday walks at the beach in Ventura, California.
G is also for Anne of Green Gables that I just read for the first time. What a delightful book. I had seen productions of the series on Television. Here is a quote from the book.
“Marilla felt more embarrassed than ever. She had intended to teach Anne the childish classic, “Now I lay me down to sleep.” But she had, as I have told you, the glimmerings of a sense of humor – which is simply another name for a sense of the fitness of things; and it suddenly occurred to her that that simple little prayer, sacred to white-robed childhood lisping at motherly knees, was entirely unsuited to this freckled witch of a girl who knew and cared nothing about God’s love, since she had never had it translated to her through the medium of human love.
“You’re old enough to pray for yourself, Anne,” she said finally. “Just thank God for your blessings and ask Him humbly for the things you want.”
“Well, I’ll do my best,” promised Anne, burying her face in Marilla’s lap. “Gracious heavenly Father – that’s the way the ministers say it in church, so I suppose it’s all right in a private prayer, isn’t it?” she interjected, lifting her head for a moment.
Gracious heavenly Father, I thank Thee for the White Way of Delight and the Lake of Shining Waters and Bonny and the Snow Queen. I’m really extremely grateful for them. And that’s all the blessings I can think of just now to thank Thee for. As for the things I want, they’re so numerous that it would take a great deal of time to name them all, so I will only mention the two most important. Please let me stay at Green Gables; and please let me be good-looking when I grow up. I remain,
“There, did I do it all right?” she asked eagerly, getting up. “I could have made it much more flowery if I’d had a little more time to think it over.”
Now after all that you deserve one of these that begin with the letter G!
Make mine a Guinness Please…
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41 thoughts on “ABC Wednesday ~ G is for…”
Ellen, you have great series of E on this ABC Wednesday. Thanks for sharing the interesting post and your blog is very interesting : )
I think I must read me some Anne of Green Gables!
Love the Gulls!
You got a wonderful series of G to day:)
What a great set of books and TV series our daughters loved them
We have gulls inland, too, because of the rivers, though not nearly as many as on the coast. Sometimes you will see a huge flock of them, though, when a field has been newly plowed and all the yummy goodies have been brought to light.
A reread of Anne is in order for me. It’s been a long time.
Oh I miss seagulls! We don’t have them on Maui! Yes, I will take a Guiness, thankyouverymuch!
Great “G” post.
What a great set of G’s you have there
I love your gull pictures.The beach at Ventura looks so serene and inviting.Great G pictures.
Great choices for “G”….I don’t think I’ve ever read Anne of Green Gables!
I read Anne of Green Gables for the first time when I was 12. I was sure when I finished the book that I was adopted too. Hahaha!
What about “Greta Garbo” ?
I love your Gulls picture 😀 Nice shot
Hope you visit mine also Thanks.
Nice collage of gulls. I didn’t even think of that for G’s as I have a few photos of those abundant seashore birds. You know, I’ve never read Anne of the Green Gables or many other classics I’m afraid. I don’t usually drink beer, but Guinness is one of my favor dark beers.
G like “Livingstone le goéland” by Richard Bach.
An interesting post; I know my daughter loved Anne of Green Gables. Also a great collage of gulls.
love the gulls….love the water……. and I am landlocked! hahahahha
We have these too.
And the guiness………..memories of Ireland come flooding back!
Three great G’s.
Especially liked the gulls.
And, I don’t mind a Guiness!
What a great collection of Gulls,and yes,I would like to have a Guinness too.Great story about the book you read.Have a nice day,and thank you for visiting my site:o)
This is a wonderfull G Theme for ABC wednesday, I love them all, The Goose and CHEERS with you glass of Guiness!
Greetings from JoAnn/Holland
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Oh fantastic! LOL!!! I loved the quote AND the gulls. I was hoping to see some G for Gulls!
Thanks for the smile- I have been having a bad day!
Great G post! I posted a Gull today too 🙂
My hubby is a BIG Fan of Guinness.
Beautiful collage with the Gulls. 🙂
Anne from Green Gables is a wonderful series.
Those gulls look Good enough to hunt.
“Those Gulls look Good enough to hunt” was what Mom was supposed to type for us. (She forgot she was still logged in under her name. Sometimes she’s a little bit forgetful.)
Mom forgot she was logged in under her name. The Gulls look good enough to hunt is what we said!
What a fun series of Gs! Thanks.
A Gaggle of Gs! And I just sent the Anne of Green Gables book (and a not yet released to book stores prequel) to my friend’s young daughter
Loved the Gulls, since it reminds me of warmth. We are stuck in snow!
Many nice photo and a big G!!!
Ha! When I first looked at your pictures, I was thinking “GOOSE??” Silly me!
And………..I **ADORE** “Anne of Green Gables”! I first read it as an adult, too, and fell in love with Anne :).
The book endures because it’s pure delight!
I know this almost amounts to heresy, but I don’t like Guinness!
Your Gulls are Great, and I always loved Green Gables – my mother loved the books and gave them to me. (She died nearly 50 years ago, so you can see the books have been around for a long time!)
ellen I loved this post. Also enjoyed your WW pictures.
I love the story of Anne from Green Gables. And I love your post!
Those first one pictures looks like place, where I´d love to be!
Wow, you found plenty of G’s. Good ones too.
LOVE Anne as well; which makes us kindred spirits for sure!
Great choices. I’ve never read the book, but will take a look at it.
I just noticed that I hadn’t commented here yet. I love the gull collage, all the G’s are great. Thanks for leading the way to this meme.