Post 52:
“May We Make Them Proud”

Post 52:   “May We Make Them Proud”

From 13-Year-Old Anne’s Journal — April 18 – GOOD Part One: “Albert and Clay want to smoke. The pipe starts a fire in the basement. Everyone in the blindschool is saved except Mrs. Garvey and Adam Jr. (baby). Mary is in a “trace” from shock and Mr. Garvey is drinking.” (continued) April 19 – FAIR Part Two: “Albert buys this music box and it breaks Mary out of it. Then they all figure it out and Albert is on the run. They catch him and he’s forgiven. They donate the new school to Alice & Adam Jr.” ____________________________________________________ From Anne — Crispy baby! You’d expect no less from our beloved Little House. Yep, Albert and friends hit the corncob crack pipe, toss it off in the basement, and next thing you know,...

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Post 51:
“Handyman”

Post 51: “Handyman”

From 13-Year-Old Anne’s Journal — February 14 — EXCELLENT “A handyman named Chris comes along. He’s a good man and Mary suspects something between him & Ma. (Charles is gone.) Mary yells at him and tells him to leave. Then they catch him and apologize. He says “Maybe I’ll go & find “a woman like your Ma.” ____________________________________________________ From Tracy — Every now and then I get an episode totally wrong. In this case I actually remember Ma slapping Mary for being a bitch. But that never happened — in any episode of Little House ever. Maybe I wanted to slap Mary. Because she is definitely not her best self in this episode and it’s shocking to see. The episode starts off in the usual way. Pa promises Ma a new kitchen, cuts a...

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Post 50:
Mini Little House Documentary

Post 50:  Mini Little House Documentary

From Tracy — Hooray! It’s our 50th post!!     In celebration here’s a nice little documentary about the...

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Post 49:
“Sylvia, Part One and Two”

Post 49:  “Sylvia, Part One and Two”

From 13-Year-Old Anne’s Journal — May 16 & 17 – GOOD “Sylvia & Albert like each other & she gets raped. They want to get married & she falls trying to get away from the raper. The raper gets shot but later Sylvia dies.” ____________________________________________________ From Anne — It’s Sunday. I can do whatever I want. I could watch the NFL playoffs, or a 1960s French film on Hulu, or make these crystallized ginger cookies I’ve been meaning to make. But out of duty to anyone who was ever traumatized by the most unsavory LHOP episode ever, I force myself to re-watch (it’s been 30+ years) parts 1 and 2 of “Sylvia.” I subject myself to this twisted combo of Stephen King’s It, The Blue Lagoon, and some after-school special. How else to...

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Post 48:
“Gold Country”

Post 48:  “Gold Country”

From 13-Year-Old Anne’s Journal — January 27-28 – GOOD “The Ingalls family starts to go west to look for gold. One of their friend find (sic) it and he is shot. Also, Laura befriends an old man who told her where a buried treasure is. She tells and someone digs it up. Then he kills himself because the treasure was for his dead wife. They go home.” ____________________________________________________ Melissa Gilbert on the set of “Gold Country.” I think she’s coloring in a coloring book. Love the way she’s sitting. So confident! ____________________________________________________ From Tracy — I get a sick feeling in my stomach whenever the Ingalls leave town. Nothing ever good comes from it. Going through Deadwood for the...

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Post 47:
“Fred”

Post 47:  “Fred”

From 13-Year-Old Anne’s Journal — January 15, 1983 – GOOD “Laura gets a goat for a pet. He butts Mr. Edwards, Mrs. Oleson, Doc Baker, Reverend Alden, Pa, & the old owner. It gets drunk and Pa says she has to get rid of it. She lets it go. When she is allowed to keep it, she looks for it and finds it with some Nanny goats. She leaves it. The goat is named Friendly Fred.” ____________________________________________________ From Anne — Maybe if Laura had lived in an era when she could’ve watched all the goats-screaming-like-humans internet videos she could stand, she wouldn’t have needed a pet goat. But Laura could never resist: feral raccoons, rabid dogs, epileptic horses, I don’t know. This time, a highly impolite goat, ironically named...

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Post 46:
“Little Girl Lost”

Post 46:  “Little Girl Lost”

From 13-Year-Old Anne’s Journal — January 11, 1983 – EXCELLENT “While all the girls are bug hunting, Carrie falls down a hole. Everyone from town comes to help her get out. This one man who used to be a drunk supervises. Caroline is going crazy. Finally they find a mine and get her out. Mr. Hanson and the drunk are friends.” ____________________________________________________ From Tracy — Here’s an episode that will have you pondering the following issues: “Where in the hell did they ever find bellows that big?” (Who the hell knows? Maybe Mr. Hanson?) “I think engineering is sexy!” (It is, dear reader it IS!) “Is Miss Beadle trying to kill her students?” (Well duh.) “Can Carrie be any...

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