Month: September 2009

Book Giveaway

That’s right, another giveaway — but not from us this time. Visit Wide Open Spaces and leave a comment to enter a drawing for a copy of The Prairie Girl’s Guide to Life, by Jennifer Worick.  Good luck — and

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Close Your Eyes, Mary!

I’ve already outed myself as someone who’s not necessarily a TV show expert. And I do admit, at times I can be so detail-oriented on the one hand, and so completely oblivious on the other — often at the same

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Rainy Wilder Days

Last weekend, my niece and I traveled to Mansfield, Missouri, to celebrate their annual Wilder Days. Although there are several events from Wednesday through Sunday, the majority of the festivities took place on Saturday, which was the only day we

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Little House on the Prairie, the Musical

The Little House on the Prairie musical opened this past weekend in New Jersey. Rumor has it that there are several big changes from last year’s run at the Guthrie in Minneapolis. Judging from the pictures I’ve seen, it appears

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More on Little House Politics

An interview you might be interested in reading, with Dr. John J. Fry, professor of history at Trinity Christian College in Chicago, discussing the politics of Laura Ingalls Wilder, was published today. Read it here and feel free to comment

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Lessons from Laura

Mansfield, Missouri, held its annual Little Laura/Little Farmer Boy contest this past weekend. I asked my seven-year-old niece if she wanted to wear her prairie dress and participate in the contest. “No,” she answered without hesitation. “I want to be

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From Spring Valley, Minn.

The Man of the Place and I went camping in Forestville Mystery Cave State Park, Minnesota, this weekend. This gorgeous area, full of rolling farmland and clear trout streams, offers a bounty of natural resources. It’s no wonder, then, that

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First James, Then George, Then Grandpa

The story of “Grandpa’s Sled and the Pig” told in Little House in the Big Woods is a popular one. It’s interesting how stories about naughty children are so much more fun than stories about well-behaved ones. 🙂 But the

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Wanna Play?

“She stumbled and fell down and her eyes popped open. She was up again and running before she could think.”

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Nellie's No Seamstress

I just saw something sort of hilarious. Watching Little House with my kids (they’re just starting to get into it), I’m checking out Nellie’s sewing technique as she plays Meg to Mary’s Marmee in the Walnut Grove school production of

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