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Thread: Little House on the Prairie

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    Little House on the Prairie

    I love this show!! It's on the Hallmark channel. I record it and watch it daily. I don't know why I like it so much. I remember when it was on in the 70's and watched it then. I know in reality it was a harsh lifestyle back then, but I enjoy the goodness and simplicity.

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    That is one of my all time favorite shows! It is SO good! I watch it whenever I can!

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    We live an hour away from their museum and Laura's home - in Mansfield, MO. My children (now grown) all went there on school field trips - touring the museum and Laura's home (where she wrote all of the books) and eating a sack lunch on the picnic grounds. Pa's fiddle is in the museum!
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    Oh....I LOVE that show. Just makes me laugh..

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    I love that show too! I was in elementary school when the series started and lots of people told me I looked like Laura Ingalls! I had long red hair and freckles too! I also enjoyed the Laura Ingalls Wilder books too; I must have read each of them a half dozen times!
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    Love it also! Probably have watched every episode...at least a dozen times! Great family values, accountability, respect, and a wonderful group of actors, actresses and guest stars!!

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    I always laugh when I seen Harriet Olsen and Nellie! What a combination! Great characters.

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    In an age when a great many shows are built around violence and put downs, the loving Ingles family is a joy. I don't think that is any mystery.

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    i love it too. i have the book collection and have read them several times.
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    I love that series so much that I purchased the whole 10 video series set and watched it while recovering from my knee replacement. After I finish my Bonanza series, I will be watching Little House On the Prairie while I ride my recumbent bicycle. I also like Mayberry RFD or maybe it's called The Andy Griffin Show.

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    I'm not big on the TV shows. I have read all of the Laura Ingalls Wilder books. I enjoyed reading how they lived their lives back then.
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    I have read the books so many times it's crazy. Even now as an adult when I'm feeling down, I'll pull them out and read them.

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    When I was in third grade (don't ask which decade of the previous century), my teacher read all the Little House books to us...and then, I borrowed them from the bookmobile and read them myself...and every few years, I re-read them. Hint: I think the books my teach read to us would have been first editions. I have the paperback set on the shelf in my sewing room. IMHO, it is a series of books every child should read. The lessons, attitudes, and values illustrated in those books are ones every child needs to learn.

    Hmmm...just had an idea. Wouldn't it be a treasure for the grandchildren if they had a set of the books or perhaps just one or two of them, accompanied by a recording of Grandma and / or Grandpa reading the story. There is time do complete that project as a Christmas present...Hmmm..."visions of the Big Woods dancing in my head..." And, to top it off, perhaps a small quilt. What a unique Christmas gift!!
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    I was a huge fan of the TV show when I was a kid in the '70s, but not so much now, at least not the later episodes. I think the longer the show went on, the further they got from the books and the more sensational the plots became. I do still love the books, and I hope someday to be able to visit the museum.

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    Loved that show and loved the idea that my kids could watch it without me worrying what they may be watching.

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    Still am trying to persuade the hubby to buy me the boxed set, sadly valentines, anniversary and mothers day went by with no LHOP dvd's
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    If you get INSP network they also have them. I am DVR'ing them to watch when nothing else is on. There is a great Redwork quilt that is touted as LHOP as well as a book with blocks. Good wholesome programming with a good story. Wish there were more like this on regular TV.
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    Quote Originally Posted by MothrNatr View Post
    If you get INSP network they also have them. I am DVR'ing them to watch when nothing else is on. There is a great Redwork quilt that is touted as LHOP as well as a book with blocks. Good wholesome programming with a good story. Wish there were more like this on regular TV.
    I didn't know about the quilt book so I googled it. http://www.amazon.com/Quilting-Laura.../dp/1889825034
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    I loved it too when it was on and love everything that Melissa Gilbert played in. My grandson now 7 started watching the old reruns when he was 5 with me and once he got over the shock that there were no cars, bikes and electricity and not everyone had horses and buggies so they had to walk he couldn't get enough of it. They had a 5hr marathon one night and he stayed up to watch the whole thing. What drew him in was the lack of everything but I think seeing how happy they all were made him see things differently. At the same time he got addicted to the Waltons too, they had more modern stuff than LHOTP did but still didn't have a lot. He also fell in love with my treadle when I bought it; the moment he processed it didn't run on electric (he's never seen it ran) he just thought it was the greatest. I've promised him I'd never sell it and it was his when he got old enough; that and my antique bedroom set that he fell in love with at age 3. He has a real appreciation for things even at his age. I had to go down to basic TV so I don't get Hallmark channel now but sure do miss it. The holidays were the worst.
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    It has been on my bucket list to visit all of the places Laura lived. So far I've been to Mansfield, MO and Burr Oak. I have also traveled through Golden City, Mo mentioned in one of the books. The book "Laura" which is about Laura Ingalls Wilder reveals that Pa was not as he was portrayed on TV. I think the dugout was found about 20-30 years ago and was owned by the parents of a TV anchor. I'm old now and don't remember much. But I do remember my grandmother telling me when Laura died. My grandmother didn't know Laura, but had many of the same experiences.

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    [COLOR="#FF0000"]For all of you fans out there, you should make a trip to see the house that she and Almonzo had shared. I live about 5 miles from their homes, and even the graveyard in which they are buried..(Laura, Almonzo, and even Rose)There is a VERY interesting museum there, with Pa's fiddle, Laura's dresses (boy, was she tiny!!)
    It makes you realize after seeing her home that she had seen so much in her life. The kitchen is just about "Barbie-Doll size" - the stairs going to Rose's room is narrow and straight up - that is off limits to viewers, but the living room is so comfortable - it practically encourages you to sit and stay a while.
    The brick house is really modern, too, It was built by Rose for her parents, but they moved back to the house that Almonzo built. We have the Laura Ingalls Wilder library which features a large section of pictures and books. Laura was quite active in town, heading commitees, etc[ - we have a festival every year with a play. Do a google on Laura Ingalls Wilder, Mansfield, MO and you will see pictures, etc. and lots of stories of her life here. If you DO come visit, give me a jingle !/COLOR]

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    I always loved that show! TV shows nowdays make me love my radio and sewing machine more and more!
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    Loved that show. Watched it every week with my kids. I started buying my daughter the books whenever I saw them. She's reading them to her daughter now.

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    I do not want to go back in time BUT wasn't it wonderful' and the values of home & family. We have lost so much. I miss the GOOD OLE DAYS...

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    Oldest Daughter and I visited Laura and Almanzo's house, in Mansfield. It was great. We had two little kids (2 and 3 yrs.) so we couldn't spend too much time inside. We really enjoyed it, both of us had read the books.
    Lots of old great TV shows are being aired. I'm not much of a TV watcher, I do listen to them.
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