After such a sad day for my family yesterday, I’m trying to keep busy with pleasant things. I was looking for a book to read when I came across my copy of Little House in the Big Woods by Laura Ingalls Wilder. So here is a pleasant little post!
If I had the opportunity to have lunch with anyone dead or alive, one of the many people I would pick would be Laura Ingalls Wilder. Growing up I read all her books, signing them out of the school and town library many times because we couldn’t afford to buy them. In addition to the books, I loved watching Melissa Gilbert, Michael Landon and the rest of the cast bring the characters to life on TV. I also think it is quite cool that she was born in 1867 and I was born in 1967. But that’s me.
One day I as I was working on my family’s genealogy, it dawned on me that I have Wilder’s in my family tree. So for giggles I did some research and found that I really am related to the Little House Wilder’s! I’m not related to Laura, but her husband Almanzo! For one who is quite a fan, this is quite astounding!