Year: Anne of InglesideEdit
If Rilla was born in 1899, it can't be possible because Fred Jr. was mentioned to be 13 and on the wiki, it says he was born in July 1887. If that's true, 1887+13=1900. Rilla was born in that year.
Also, if Anne hadn't been in Green Gables for nine years, it must be the year 1900, because the nine years passed in September of the previous year (because Anne got married in September) and now it's the summer (at the beginning of the book), so add the extra year .
And Fred was already 13 not about to be, because it was mentioned to be spring...but another problem. How long has Aunt Mary Maria been at Ingleside? If she has been since June, then Anne must not have known her in the spring.
Quote by Anne: "Nothing ever seems impossible in spring, you know.
We'll stop feeling parental and responsible and be as giddy as Mrs.
Lynde really thinks me still in her heart of hearts. There's really no fun in
being sensible all the time, Diana."
Quote by Anne: "And the first time she (Mary Maria) saw me after I was married she said, 'It's so strange Gilbert picked you. He could have had so many nice girls.' Perhaps that's why I've never liked her . . . and I know Gilbert doesn't either, though he's too clannish to admit it."
Quote by Susan Baker:"That woman (Mary Maria) came here in June and it is my opinion she means to stay here the rest of her life. Everyone in this house detests her…" Breather (talk) 18:44, February 16, 2013 (UTC)
- Rilla was born in 1899, because she turned 15 when WWI began. It is the main fact about dates we know. Montgomery probably didn't think about ages of Diana's children, because in Anne of Ingleside Diana mentioned, that Jack is 9. Anne visited Green Gables in spring 1899, when she was pregnant with Rilla. That means he was born in spring 1890 or earlier.
- But in September 1890, Diana was guest at Anne's wedding and she had only Fred and Anne Cordelia. Jack wasn't mentioned - or Diana's pregnancy. Jack was created only for Anne of Ingleside and that's why Montgomery didn't think about his age and the fact he didn't appear in previous books (Anne of Ingleside was her last book).
- So the year of Rilla's birth is 1899. Other years are right - look to article.
- LilyLacreag (talk) 19:18, February 16, 2013 (UTC)
- Not quite right - Jack was first mentioned in Rilla of Ingleside, very briefly, when it was said he enlisted in WWI along with other sons of Anne's friends, such as Phil and Jo's two sons. LMM did an impressive job when it came to continuity; she made sure that Jack, who she hadn't written before Rilla of Ingleside, appeared in Anne of Ingleside so people wouldn't wonder why Diana suddenly had another son nobody had heard about. But about the other things. Rilla was definitely born in 1899 - that's a fact. Also, years of birth can vary, depending on whether the person had just had their birthday or was just going to have it.*Ginny*leave a message 21:46, February 16, 2013 (UTC)
- Oh, I forgot about his first appearance! Sorry. But he was mentioned only in one sentance and he had bigger appearance in Anne of Ingleside. So we can say he was created mainly for Anne of Ingleside, as you said, for people who would wonder about Diana's son.
- LilyLacreag (talk) 22:41, February 16, 2013 (UTC)
- And Mary Maria... She came in June (as Susan Baker said) and she left Ingleside in April/May of next year - when she had birthday party.
- And Anne knew her. (Maybe she was guest at Anne's wedding, but I don't think that they invited her.) As Anne said, Aunt Mary Maria saw her after Anne was married. So she could see her after the wedding, or visited them in House of Dreams/Ingleside, or she met her in Avonlea, or they met at funeral of Gilbert's mother... They met before Anne's visit in Avonlea in spring 1899. They knew each other.
- LilyLacreag (talk) 22:54, February 16, 2013 (UTC)