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Grey (old age)
Charlotte "Chatty" MacLean was a sweet, sensitive old widow who lived in Windy Poplars.
In her later years, Charlotte married Lincoln MacLean. He was an 'old crank'... nobody minded but Chatty thought people held it against her.
Life at Windy Poplars
Chatty's life at Windy Poplars is described in the book Anne of Windy Poplars. Extremely sensitive, wistful, superstitious and a novel-reader and card-player, Chatty found a great friend in Anne. She came up to the tower room every evening to buttermilk her face, but swore Anne to secrecy of this fact. "Kate would think it so frivolous..."
Chatty stored her books and cards in a 'hidy-hole' in secret spot of her chair. Rebecca Dew, after all, would make short work of such things if she found them!
She buttermilked her face every night, read novels, and played an occasional game of cards—all of which were stored in a 'hidy-hole' located in a chair.
According to Anne Shirley, Chatty may have been once a very pretty woman. However, due to aging, she lost almost all of her beauty except her eyes.
Charlotte is a female given name of Old German origin and means free man.
- Chatty shared her name with Charlotte E. Morgan and Charlotta Bowman. The nicknames of the other three Bowman sisters, Julietta, Evelina and Leonora, were also Charlotta.
Behind the scenes
- Marianne Wischmann provided the voice of Chatty in the German audio drama Anne of Windy Willows (2009).
Audio drama appearances