Thursday, January 1, 2009

Happy April Fools' Day... give me a break..

I'm always promoting Anne but
someone's playing a big joke on us... first we have this major blizzard and "No" Guardian .... so I check the web site and "lo and behold" the Guardian's Newsmaker is none other than our 100 year old Anne... never mind the worst weather in 100 years or the worst economy in 100 years... let's give it to good old "Lucy" as she was certainly on the minds of every Islander, everyday in 2008... boys, what about Mr. Potato Head.... for "Sportsman of the Year"...
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Mr._Potato_Head ... happy April Fools...
Lucy Maud Montgomery named The Guardian's 2008 Newsmaker of Year

JIM DAY
The Guardian
Guardian’s 2008 Newsmaker of the Year died 66 years ago. Lucy Maud Montgomery has always maintained a strong presence in Prince Edward Island over the past decades through her lasting literature. Her fictional freckled creation has created a wealth of interest in her home province. Even today, more than 10 per cent of first-time visitors say the main reason they are attracted to the Island is because of Anne Shirley and the world of Montgomery. And while the writer’s beloved pigtailed character has most frequently held the lion’s share of tourists’ attention over the author, the life and works of the world-renowned writer was well illuminated in 2008 during the 100th anniversary of the publication of her most cherished work, Anne of Green Gables. Montgomery managed to have a wide-ranging impact this year in putting the province in the news and in the minds of people around the world. “This is marvelous news! Of course LMM deserves to be Newsmaker of the Year on P.E.I. — and for so many wonderfully positive reasons,’’ said Elizabeth Epperly, an expert on the author and founder of the L.M. Montgomery Institute. For more on the Guardian's story.. http://www.theguardian.pe.ca/index.cfm?sid=205849&sc=98

3 comments:

Mark said...

It must have been your - promoting - that put Anne over the top :-)

Anonymous said...

It looks like you're about to wet your drawers!

My word, what a funny way to start 2009>

Thank you for the light hearted chuckle.

Anonymous said...

Wow . . . a lot of thought put into that choice.