Thursday, May 14, 2009

Little House On the Prairie

I have read all the Laura Ingalls Wilder books and now I just read "A Little House Sampler" by Laura Ingalls Wilder and her daughter, Rose Wilder Lane. It’s a collection of early stories and reminiscences. It is very interesting. It’s in the bookstores now in case you’re looking for good reading material. I just bought a book on ebay called "I remember Laura". It’s and older book and full of pictures and even some of the recipe’s of that day. Everything seemed to made with flour, sugar, cream, lard, and eggs. That was about all they had. I sure am glad we have evolved out of those long dresses with all the ruffles and how about those corsets they had to cinch themselves into. Even bustles. Hey, I have my own built-in bustle. The sunbonnet would be okay. I could hide my, bad hair days, under it. Why would you need to sweep a dirt floor? I guess it would smooth the dirt out. When it came time for the spring cleaning, they even had to take the mattress outside and pull out the straw and put in new straw. Are we spoiled or what? These books make you very very thankful for what you have.