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Thoughts on the Death of Jonathan Crombie (Gilbert Blythe, Anne of Green Gables)

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Very sorry to learn that Jonathan Crombie has passed away. Anne of Green Gables was one of my favorite series as a child (first the books, then the films) and Anne’s innate goodness, willful spirit, wild imagination, limitless passion and her struggles for recognition as a writer are traits that I relate to. Gilbert was Anne’s rock and nobody could rile Anne’s irascible nature like the boy who called her ‘Carrots’. I think we all fell in love with his boyish smile when he rescued Anne, and cried happy tears when that bridge came full circle again. Good-bye, Gil. Thank you for believing in my favorite redhead (and all us ‘Annes’ at heart). Spelled with an ‘e’.

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Lauren Miller is a Midwestern born writer with a passion for Jesus, the written word, and dogs. She has seventeen years of experience in the library field and reviews books for the Historical Novels Review (UK). Lauren is the Managing Web Editor and writer for The Scribe, a web publication of the St. Louis Writers Guild, where she also serves as their Director of Communications. She likes to spend her free time enjoying period films, discovering new reads, and being surrounded by other people’s pets. Lauren, her husband, and their wily Maine Coon (who isn’t quite a dog) live in Missouri. You can learn more about Lauren’s writing at LaurenJoanMiller.com.

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