|"Ladies and Gentlemen, today on this day of days, the most courageous young woman came to visit me, and I learned something valuable from her. You see, I'd been fretting and fuming over the changes sweeping over our little town and change is inevitble, course it is. People will leave our town. Some may have to, but Avonlea will never vanish. Gus and Felicity will be staying here to carry on with the Foundling Home and one day start a family of their own, perhaps, but wherever they go, all the young people of Avonlea, the memory of this place, the people, the land, the sea ... these things will never be forgotten but will remain in their hearts forever. And so, I'll ask you all to raise your glasses and join me in a toast. To the bride and groom ... to friends and loved ones, near and far, that whever you wonder, whatever glorious adventures lie ahead of you, you can rest easy knowing you've A Place To Come Home To ... the Dearest Spot on Earth ... Our Avonlea."
--Hetty King, So Dear to My Heart