In January 1877 her parents went to Charlottetown and she stayed home with Diana and Mary Joe. Unfortunately, she got croup and Diana, afraid that she would certainly die, ran to Green Gables for help and Matthew went for the doctor.
Minnie May started attending Avonlea school in September 1880, when she was six years old, and was taught by Miss Ames. A year later, Anne Shirley, took over the position. Minnie May loved her new teacher, as did her classmates.
In October 1881, Dora and Davy Keith came to Green Gables. Minnie May befriended Dora, who was a year younger. They became best friends and shared their secrets. Dora told her that she liked Paul Irving.
Minnie is the female given name, variant of Mary and Wilhelmina. It was popular in the 1870s. May is the female given name, variant of Mary, and means the fifth month.
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