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Giving Thanks With “Anne of Green Gables”

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On Thanksgiving Day, starting at 8 a.m., we’re featuring back-to-back broadcasts of “Anne of Green Gables” and “Anne of Green Gables: The Sequel,” starring Megan Follows, Colleen Dewhurst, Richard Farnsworth and Jonathan Crombie.

This beloved series, which brought to life the storied world of Avonlea in the mid 1980s, never fails to bring back outside memories and, undoubtedly, reminds of the many things we have to be thankful for, both from “Anne of Green Gables” and life in general!


We’re thankful for kindred spirits.

Bosom friends friends come in all shapes and sizes … even when we don’t meet them under the most auspicious of circumstances!


We’re grateful for family …

… both the one we’ve been given by blood and, perhaps more importantly, the family we have through choice.


We appreciate a full range of emotions.

From “the depths of despair” and to complete and utter exhilaration, life offers a range of experiences, and feeling them to the fullest makes life richer.


We’re thankful for spunk.

Spunk might not always find us in the most …elegant … of situations, but we’re grateful to have a heroine (and full cast of characters) on screen and in life who demonstrate gumption and perseverance, busted slates and beyond.


We’re glad we can accept ourselves for who we are (eventually).

Whether we have “very fine noses” or long to be blond, it’s not always easy to accept who we are. But that doesn’t mean we never will, or that we don’t value our other unique quirks and sensibilities along the way!


We’re grateful for the unexpected.

Whether it’s a girl who was supposed to be a boy, living in our hometown instead of traveling the world or finding out it was the boy-next-door all along instead of the dark and romantic stranger, the unexpected twists and turns of life have given us some of our greatest gifts.


Thursday, Nov. 26, 2015

“Anne of Green Gables” Thanksgiving Day Marathon, beginning at 8:30 a.m.