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experiences during that period of American History are priceless. I have an enormous amount of respect for those, like the Ingalls, who pioneered this country. I live not too far from where she grew up as a child, and I know many people here in North Dakota whose families pioneered this part of the country, much in the same way as the Ingalls family did. This is not an easy part of the country to live in climatewise, and I can imagine the struggles that those people had to endure, especially during the winter. It can be very harsh for those of us who live here, even in today's world with our warm houses and electricity, but back then, it must have been extremely difficult. I'm so glad that we have her books, so that successive generations can continue to read and learn about this episode in American history.
"Freedom is never more than one generation away from extinction...It must be fought for, protected, and handed on for them (our children) to do the same." ~President Ronald Reagan
little beast? Oh, I can't stand her! Even to this day, when I watch some of those episodes, all I want is for Mary or Laura to haul off and let her have it! The same goes for Harriet...What an awful shrew she was...Like you, I never could understand why Nels put up with her...It's funny, but we have a retired district judge here in North Dakota, who is now a surrogate judge on the state supreme court named Nels Olson.
And I agree about tv dads...Charles Ingalls is tough to beat...I thought he was wonderful.
Melissa Gilbert and Alison Arngrim are good friends, but I have never heard that they didn't or don't get along with Melissa Sue Anderson. If true, that's unfortunate.
Great show. It was so high quality, and besides being entertaining, they really delved into serious/important topics. Truth be told, I will sometimes catch a rerun of it. That's really sad, about the divorce.
On another sad note, a long while back, I saw Alison Arngrim on a show where she talked about going through abuse during the time the show was running -- that was heartbreaking to hear. Here's a link on that: http://www.dailymail.co.uk/tvshowbiz/article-1287181/Little-House-On-The-Prairies-Alison-Arngrim-I-abused-child.html
On a lighter note, which Nellie did you guys think was the meanest on the show -- Nellie 1 or Nellie 2 (I mean "Nancy")?
"If not us, who? If not now, when?"
was worse than Nellie...While Nellie was a mean, nasty, hideous little bully, Nancy was almost sociopathic in her behavior sometimes. I remember in one episode, she was jealous of another girl in school, and locked her in the ice house. As a result, the girl got very sick, which is what Nancy was hoping for...What a beast she was!
I did hear the story about Alison Arngrim's abuse as a child...How awful. It's amazing how well she seems to have handled it, though...She's very brave.
I thought Nancy was worse too. Nellie was a brat...but Nancy was EVil! ^_^
Oh my gosh! Would you believe I was about to relay the "ice house" incident as well? Wow, this Little House stuff really stays stuck in your brain. One of the episodes where I despised Nellie the most was when she had that secret club and made the password hard for a girl that stuttered. Even remembering it now makes me mad! LOL.
Apparently there are too many episodes of Little House in my brain!
Nellie was a miserable and cruel kid, and if the real person that Laura Ingalls Wilder knew, that Nellie was modeled after was really that horrendous, I feel for everyone who knew her. Unfortunately, there are plenty of people like Nellie around today too...Seems like the world never seems to run out of mean, nasty people.
I edited my post a few minutes after I plunked it down because I realized it was unclear -- when I said "Nellie 1" and "Nellie 2," I meant Nellie and then Nancy later. Yeah, Nellie did become a lot nicer when she got older, and you're apparently a true Prairie fan to know her husband turned her around. I have to admit, I'm surprised you watched Little House. It's a twist to your personality that I was not expecting! :)
Not a casual watcher eitther, I will go one on one with anyone when it comes to Little House Trivia. I was about to bring up the Ice House story as well, but I was at work and could not post too much.
I learned lots of life lesson and values from Little House.
I stand by those values. One thing Charles never did was tell Nells or Harriet how to act, He never told Miss Beattle her skirt was too short, He never went to Mankato and told them that their Saloons were morally wrong :-)
"Onward Christian Soldiers" will be sung by the women while the men are running bad guys / mean people out of town.
Miss Beattle skirts were never short, and in the books Ma had quite a bit to say about drinking alcohol!
Hard work gives people self respect and causes juvenile delinquents to reform.
I'm just jealous because I only knew 4 out of 7 answers to Prairie's questions. But really, Pa reformed at least one troubled youth through hard work and making him sleep in the barn. And Miss Beattle was Michael Landon's daughter so I doubt she'd get a sexy role on the show. Not that there were any...
Well, I promise I'll never to tell you how to act, criticize your skirt for being too short or look down on you if you run a saloon. ;)
Just for fun, I'll throw out a few Little House questions for anyone who wants to answer them (these will be a piece of cake for you Little House lovers!) These are probably too easy, but here they are:
1) What did Laura steal from Nellie that caused Laura to have horrible nightmares?
2) What was the name of Laura's horse?
3) How did Mrs. Ingalls become gravely ill (what happened to her) when the rest of the family were away and she stayed behind to bake pies?
4) When Nellie had twins, what was the big family blowup about that caused hard feelings for both sets of parents?
5) Where did Albert hide the morphine that his Dad discovered he had stolen from Doc Baker?
6) What caused the fire that killed Mrs. Garvey and Mary and Adam's baby?
7) Charles made a special shoe for a little girl with one leg shorter than the other...what country were the little girl and her parents originally from?
I believe you that you're not Googling!
3) Yep -- it was a cut on her leg that got infected.
4) Yep -- they ended up raising one to be Jewish and one to be Christian.
5) It was in HIS SHOE, in his closet. I finally got ya on one! ;)
6) Yep, Albert...but I thought it was a pipe. ?
7) Nope -- they were from Sweden.
Landon was big on producing shows that had a higher message. He also made "Highway to Heaven" and was in the process of making another series that would also be uplifting when he developed cancer.
If you haven't read Wilder's books, I would recommend them. As an adult you get an insight into the bravery, patiotism, and self-reliance of our ancestors.
was also a great show, full of lessons and reminders about basic human decency and the importance of faith, family and compassion. Landon was a big favorite of mine, and I was very sad that he died when he did.
I have read a couple of Laura Ingalls Wilder's books...I have always planned to read them all, and in fact should resolve to do that...I love her way of story telling, and living in the part of the US where a she spent a good bit of her life makes it that much more interesing.
He killed a soldier and the bus driver.
Hopefully there wasn't a Teddy bunny bomb! : (
The msm thinks this is a smoking gun, but I did not hear anything that was particulary embarrassing.
He also didn't say anything that he didn't say in public.
As Rush would say, you don't hear about all the phonecalls between Trumpka and Obama. Or how Andy Stern visits the white house all the time.
We Are The 53%
I'm wondering when they're going to call for these people to be arrested for illegaly recording a phone call. Didn't they jump all over O'Keefe?
....The South Beach Diet, Jenny Craig Diet, now the Drunk Diet.
Somoli Pirates seize yaht and 4 Americans.
kept his cool with a lion. I think I would have freaked out. This guy sort of deserved what almost happened to him.
awkword TV moment. Wondering what she was refering to?
.......says he regrets Hannah Montana never happened. Goes to show money and fame does not make anybody truly happy.
Vote for the American in November
LOL - As we say way down hea in Geowjia, if it ain't broke, don't fix it.
wow - dispicable
Congratulations Jimmy Carter!
Apparently on today's Dan Patrick show on DTv 'ole Chair copted to his crack use. What a guy...
Concerning the effects of legalizing prostitution in Germany I found the following:
1.) The overwhelming majority of prostitutes, who could legally do, don't register as such. The reasons seem to be quite understandable: They don't want to pay taxes for something they can do for free now and fear regulation in terms of working hours etc. Furthermore there seems to be reluctance to register for reasons of shame. As most of them see their work as temporary there is no incentive for them to get the benefits of a government pension scheme.
2.) The high end estimate is that there are 400.000 prostitutes in Germany. Half of them are foreign and most of these don't have working permits. So legalization had no effect on them.
I'm trying to find out more about police work, but judging from what I've written, especially 2.), the problem of forced prostitution and human trafficking wasn't reduced. The whole business is simply too obscure and in the shadows of society to change that.
Wastes time passing a resolution telling Rush Limbaugh to apologize for chinese impression.
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