"I also giggled that Laura called the sermons "stupid." Surprised they left that in the book.
I wonder if Almanzo had only planned to bring Laura back after her first week just to be nice one time, but when he saw the horrid Brewster house…"
"I totally agree with you! He should have at least gone into the house and met the family. Especially with all the weird things the Ingalls have seen during their prairie moves.
Definitely a bleak chapter - my heart ached for little 15 year old…"
"This chapter scared me so much as a kid! And Garth Williams' illustration of Mrs. Brewster holding the knife! I think I had nightmares.
I felt so bad for Laura. Like you said, it was too cold for her to just nope out of there!
AUGUST 2017We'll explore kitchens and kitchen set design from past beloved television shows. We'll also drool over beautiful kitchens depicted in movies. We'll discuss the ways kitchens are used on screen to facilitate the dialogue and story; and we'll design some of our own fanciful kitchens for our favorite as-yet-un-filmed books.See More
AUGUST 2017We'll learn about the history of popular children's books from the Little Golden Book line. We'll also commemorate their 75th anniversary. We'll discover old classics and perhaps some new favorites.See More
"I agree that modern kids aren't responsible or mature enough to be left. They barely have chores.
The part that scared me is there was no way to communicate with the parents or neighbors if a big problem came up. Royal couldn't even…"
"How devastating for the family they left behind.
It would certainly take quite some measure of trust/faith in your partner!
I suppose there weren't a lot of hoarders back in those days - no room in the wagon for anything extraneous!
FEBRUARY 2017We'll explore the history of the White House in this non-political class. We'll look at the structure and layout, decor and furnishings over the years, and explore the kitchens, West Wing and Oval Office. We'll also learn a bit about the First Ladies who have lived here; take a peek at the lives of the staff; and explore the challenges faced by the Secret Service in protecting the building and its occupants. See More
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