Link to Laura’s Own Handguest post by someone who wishes to be that gracious always,Barbara Morgenroth
Link to Laura’s Own Hand
guest post by someone who wishes to be that gracious always,
Ooooh! I’m such a fan! So are my kids!
When I re-read the books as an adult, I was struck by how courageous Caroline Ingalls really was. She faced a difficult situation; Pa was not the easiest guy to be married to, and he dragged her pillar to post through some pretty rough country. She always seemed to manage. It’s too bad she finally put her foot down in DeSmet; Pa wanted to push on to Oregon, and if they had, they wouldn’t have gone through the Long Winter. Carrie’s health never recovered, and she died relatively young.
But then, Laura wouldn’t have met Almanzo…
I think about The Long Winter every winter it made such an impression on me. The endless hours of grinding wheat in the coffee grinder, the twisting of the grasses gathered in the Big Slough to have something to burn.
I have a friend who re-reads the whole series of these books each year; and when I suggest she reads new books or other books I think she’d love, she flatly turns me down as though I have asked her to throw away her ‘Little House’ books.
I used to watch the television series until it finished when I was young, but I haven’t read the books. I don’t know if I could. I’m not much of a reader of those books written in those times.
You want your friend to throw away her books. Why.
I didn’t say I did… I said for her to read other books. She was the one who acted as though I wanted her to throw them away. I never said to throw them away just to expand her reading horizons.
Oh okay. I misunderstood.
My sister was the same way. She had about three books she liked to read, but for the rest she was uninterested in reading. I also worked with a guy who didn’t like to read; he said it was boring, and preferred watching movies. I have come to accept that there are just people like that. I don’t have time to worry about what other people like to do.
Mozette, the Little House books are well worth the read. Unfortunately the publisher now bundles Ingalls’s last, unfinished book, “The First Four Years,” with the set–unfinished because Almanzo died during its writing and she didn’t have the heart to look back any more.
Don’t read it. The first four years of poor Laura and Almanzo’s marriage was a sad, sad time. Love, yes, but little else; they finally pulled up stakes and moved to Missouri after a miserable four years trying to improve two claims near DeSmet.
The 20th century was the first time people had access to books.Andrew Carnegie was the first to start to enfranchise any one who knew how to read,with the ability to do so.Previous generations if they acquired a book had to immediately attempt to copy it,as they knew they would wear it out before they could replace it.Very few people had more than 5 or ten books.
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