Inside Doug's Head

I am not a number, I am… What's that stuff they make glue out of? I'm that. Forever swirling, forwards and upwards, but always sticky. Sometimes, a little sad.

During WW2, Anne of Green Gables hid in her attic for 25 months to avoid arrest by the Nazis. The people who hid her were breaking the law, the people who reported her were following it.

Attics were called gables back then. Who knew? I have a lot of follow up questions.

Why was she enslaved on a terrible farm in the first place? Did they really hate gingers that much? Actually, I think it’s because she was the wrong gender, and they only had two of them back then, so you didn’t get to be anything you wanted on some sort of continuum of reality, with make-believe at one end and fantasy at the other.

UPDATED: After a little research, I realized that it was Anne Frank who did the hiding from Nazis thing, NOT Anne of Green Gables. They were different people. It’s a little embarrassing, because I keep mixing up historical figures with the same first name, but I recognize now that I am going to have to reconsider my rant about Helen Keller.


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