Post 4:
“A Harvest of Friends”

Post 4: “A Harvest of Friends”

From 13-Year-Old Anne’s Journal — November 10, 1982 – GOOD “Pa builds a house and they move in. Pa got a job with this man. Before he finishes it he falls out of a tree & breaks his ribs. The man said if he didn’t get it done, he would take away his oxen. He did. The men of the town helped get it done & he got his oxen back.” ____________________________________________________ From Anne — Here’s an episode in which Michael Landon actually suffers. That’s because he didn’t write the episode — if he had it would have been Carrie getting poisoned or Ma losing a finger. I wonder what life was really like for Landon. You’re born Eugene Orowitz and you pick the name Michael Landon out of a phone book. You become a teenage...

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Post 3:
“Country Girls”

Post 3: “Country Girls”

From 13-Year-Old Anne’s Journal — November 9, 1982 – EXCELLENT “Laura and Mary are off to school for the first day. Nellie calls them country girls. Laura doesn’t know any words and they have to write essays. She makes up words.” ____________________________________________________ From Anne — It’s 1874, and your dad’s been dragging you around the country.  You find yourself on the outskirts of a two-horse town called Walnut Grove.  There’s not much to eat except johnny cakes.  A scrap of ribbon is your only fashion accessory.  Your Ma badly wants you to go to school.  But you’re an easy target for a snob.  With this episode begins one of the more colorful rivalries on network TV, eventually resulting in one rival pushing the...

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Post 2:
About the Authors

Post 2: About the Authors

Anne Laker programs cultural events at the Indianapolis Museum of Art, doesn’t have a cell phone, and was a hobo in previous life. She has owned several sunbonnets.   (Anne at 11)   Tracy Ball is an advertising copywriter who lives in Portland, Oregon. She proudly embraces her love of vintage motorscooters and midcentury design. You can visit her professional site at tracyrball.com and her other hobby blog at scooterswag.com. She has never owned a sunbonnet. (Tracy at 11) The authors as they are today. The painting is “Landscape with Covered Wagon” by Asher Brown Durand (1847) at the Indianapolis Museum of Art. ...

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