Tuesday, February 7, 2017

Happy Birthday Laura!


All around them there was nothing but grassy prairie spreading to the edge of the sky.
Little House on the Prairie

Everything from the little house was in the wagon, except the beds and tables and chairs. They did not need to take these, because Pa could always make new ones.

The attic and the cellar were full of good things once more, and Laura and Mary had started to make patchwork quilts. Everything was beginning to be snug and cosy again.
Little House in the Big Woods

Rabbits stood up with paws dangling, long ears twitching, and their round eyes staring at Mary and Laura.
On the Banks of Plum Creek

… and Laura let her sunbonnet slip down her back so that she could feel the wind on her face and see the whole great prairie.
By the Shores of Silver Lake

Laura Ingalls Wilder and her writings will always have a special place in my heart.  Her words resonate a simple life well lived.  I loved reading her books and especially loved reading her books aloud to my children.  I look forward to reading them to my grandchildren.  I know they will love her adventures and sound wisdom.

Happy Birthday Laura Ingalls Wilder!

February 7, 1867 – February 10, 1957

It is the sweet, simple things of life which are the real ones after all.

14 comments:

  1. I do love Laura Ingalls Wilder's books, and own some very tattered copies. Classics.

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    1. Lorrie, I do too. I think my favorite is Farmer Boy.

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  2. I agree, wholeheartedly. We grew up with Laura and Mary during long cold winter evenings. I have the entire set in very tattered form. I probably should update my collection, but there is something special about the books that I read as a child. Enjoyed your tribute to Laura today :)

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    1. Marilyn, there is just something special about a well worn book. ♥

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  3. What a lovely tribute to Laura Ingalls Wilder. Thank you for such a wonderful post.

    Hugs to you!

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    1. Thank you Stephanie. One of my favorite authors.

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  4. I checked these books out of my school library again and again as a girl. i still enjoy reading them.

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    1. Arlene, I did the same thing with a number of books. Those were the days when the librarian stamped the card in the back of the book.

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  5. Gina, I am taking part in a LIW reading challenge for the month of February and yesterday on the blog I shared a bit of Laura's wisdom in housekeeping. :-) I enjoyed reading the quotes you've chosen to share here.

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    1. Dianna, I will hop on over. I don't know what a LIW reading challenge is.

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  6. Happy birthday to my beloved Laura !!!

    I'm not receiving your updates anymore again, I don't know why ...

    I'm adding again, sweet Gina

    Wishing you a lovely remainder of your week

    XX Dany

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    1. Hi Dany. So nice to see you again. I hope my post gadget is working. xo

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  7. Great series of books, a wonderful writer to share with your grandkids!

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We all have our “good old days” tucked away inside our hearts, and we return to them in dreams like cats to favorite armchairs. ~ B. Carter