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Uncle Richard's New Year Dinner by Lucy Maud Montgomery

Episode Summary

The end of the old year and the start of the new has traditionally been seen as an opportunity to start fresh by setting aside old grievances and moving forward with a clean slate.

Episode Notes

Probably the rarest story of all is a New Year tale. Thankfully, Anne of Green Gables author, Lucy Maud Montgomery comes through for us again.

The closer the relationship the more likely there is to be contention. Conflict is part of the human condition. Fortunately, most spats are reconciled in short order. Regrettably, some disputes linger and are never resolved. Often, it is nothing more than stubborn pride that maintains the detachment. In these cases, a small act of kindness can bridge the divide.

To begin another new year on an encouraging note, here’s Uncle Richard’s New Year Dinner by Lucy Maud Montgomery.

Best known for her book, Anne of Green Gables, Lucy Maud Montgomery was a prolific author of 20 novels, and over 1,000 short stories and poems.

Montgomery’s life was far from idyllic. After the death of her mother, she spent much of her childhood alone in the care of grandparents. It was this alone time that she credited for her ability to create believable characters.
Haunted by depression for much of her life, some believe her death in 1942 at age 67 was a suicide, but her works lives eternally.

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