The third weekend in September is Wilder Days in Mansfield, Missouri, full of activities and events. More information at:
(from info Tweeted by LIW Museum WG)
Barbara Mayes Boustead, a meteorologist with the National Weather Service in Omaha, Nebraska, has researched the accuracy of Laura Ingalls Wilder’s descriptions of the Long Winter, also known as “The Hard Winter”, and verified her accounts.
The story was reported in USA Today, August 21, 2011.
Also, read my own article written about The Long Winter.
Here’s an interesting thing to discover online, full text copy of Rose Wilder Lane’s book Discovery of Freedom in a downloadable PDF. If you’re curious to read this book, here’s your chance: Just follow this link… I opened up the PDF and took a quick look. It appears safe–my virus software (which is the best) didn’t twitch.
Yes, I censored the title for this review. Avert your eyes now if you don’t want to see the uncensored title of this book!
Shocked I was, I tell you, shocked to see the pink cover with that title pop up on Amazon when I was doing a routine search of “Laura Ingalls Wilder” to see what new books or DVDs might have come out. Then I thought it might be some self-published teenaged angst tale trying to cash in on the Laura market. But, no, this is a for-real, legitimate book, and a very well-reviewed one, at that.
Confessions of a Prairie Bitch: How I Survived Nellie Oleson and Learned to Love Being Hated is the memoir of Alison Arngrim, the actress who played Nellie Oleson on the Little House on the Prairie television series. This book is one of three recent memoirs by the primaries in the young cast of “Little House”, and this is, by far, the one getting the best reviews.
Melissa Gilbert’s Prairie Tales is not about her time on the “Little House” series. In fact, those years are only briefly touched upon. Melissa Anderson’s entry, The Way I See It: A Look Back at My Life on Little House is very poorly reviewed, being regarded as nothing more than a rather dull episode guide. So, though I have a copy of Prairie Tales, it’s Confession of a Prairie Bitch I will be looking forward to receiving in the mail.