- "I read in a book once that a rose by any other name would smell as sweet, but I've never been able to believe it. I don't believe a rose would be as nice if it was called a thistle or a skunk-cabbage."
- This article is about the daughter of Jem and Faith Blythe. You may be looking for her aunt, Nan Blythe; or her grandmother, Anne Shirley.
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Anne was most likely born in the early 1920s as the granddaughter of Anne and Gilbert Blythe. Although it is not clearly stated, it is assumed that she was the daughter of Faith and Jem Blythe and also the sister of Jem and Walter. It is known, however, that she spent her childhood years playing in Glen St. Mary with her relatives and the children from the neighbourhood, namely Walter and Jem Blythe, Rilla Ford, Diana Meredith, Susette King, Jack Bell, Dick, Letty and Jerry Thornton.
Anne and her relatives hated Dick as he was mean both to people and animals. One day, Anne fell off the apple tree and landed on a big stone in the Fields' garden. The kids were terrified she was dead, fortunately, nothing serious happened to her. She was good friends with Jerry Thornton and taught him how to cook.
Years later, during the meeting with Susette, Jerry remembered Anne's habit of saying 'a chance to bathe one's soul in dawn'. He also said that by the late 1940s, most of their contemporaries had gotten married, which possibly included Anne.
Anne is a female given name of Hebrew origin and means God has favoured me.
- Anne was named after her paternal grandmother, Anne Shirley, and after her aunt Nan Blythe.
- She also shared her name with Anne Cordelia Wright, Anne Bryant and Anne Sweet.
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