Silly Questions

Ok ladies, I have two totally unrelated, random questions for you:

1. In the last chapter of Anne's House of Dreams, they "shorten" Jem. What does that mean exactly? I have always assumed that they are lengthening his clothes since he is growing. Is this right??

2. How much did the Depression of the United States affect Canada and its economy (if it did at all)?

Sorry, both questions have always been in my head, I just have never remembered to ask them!!
5 Responses
  1. geeruby Says:

    When babies were small in the AHoD days, they wore long dresses. When they got older, those dresses were shortened so that they could learn to walk without tripping over the hem. The dresses were really frilly and sometimes little girls looked like boys!


  2. Honest questions are not silly questions. Ruby's right about the shortening. If you look at old family photos, you won't be able to tell what gender the babies are.

    As to the Depression, here's a website that does a lot of explaining. I'll do some more research as well.

    http://www.yesnet.yk.ca/schools/projects/canadianhistory/depression/depression.html


  3. iffie21 Says:

    I also found a good canadian history site at canadahistory.com- it goes through all the different eras!


  4. DylanLeeLo Says:

    another good canadian history site is http://history.cbc.ca/histoire/?MIval=GENcont.html ... Especially if you are interested in more general facts to guide more indepth research later on. You just click on the episode that covers the time period that you want and it gives you an overview. This helped me out so much last year with my history project! Happy researchin'!


  5. Blythetwin Says:

    Thanks ladies! Very helpful!