Post 10:
“To See The World”

Post 10: “To See The World”

From 12-Year-Old Anne’s Journal — November 13, 1982  – POOR                                                             Johnny Johnson, the sheep boy, wanted to run away from Mr. Edwards. He met his girl named Miss Mimi who stole his money. Mr. Edwards paid her to tell Johnny to go home because he listens to her.” ____________________________________________________ From Anne — OK, this is embarrassing.  Why is Johnny Johnson called “the sheep boy?”  Any guesses, Tracy?  Or hard evidence? In my journal, I call a spade a spade.  Miss Mimi is a thief, all right.  I’d even go so far as to call her a grifter.  The real question: is she a hooker too? Mankato, Minnesota is nothing if not a hotbed of grifters, gamblers and hookers. ...

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Post 9:
“Mr. Edwards Homecoming”

Post 9: “Mr. Edwards Homecoming”

From 12-Year-Old Anne’s Journal — November 12, 1982  – FAIR “Mr. Edwards came and Caroline fixed him and Grace up. They started liking each other until he said he didn’t believe in God, but he showed up in church anyway.” ____________________________________________________ From Anne — Many Little House fans know that Michael Landon was born Eugene Maurice Orowitz — a Jewish name if there ever was one. But Landon’s son stated that his dad wasn’t into organized religion. Could a savvy play for ratings explain his embrace of all things Christian in Little House overall, and “Mr. Edwards’ Homecoming” in particular? It’s hard to count how many times Little House episodes quote Bible verses, such as “though I walk through the valley of the...

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Post 8:
Meeting Wendy McClure!

Post 8: Meeting Wendy McClure!

From Tracy — In April, I was lucky enough to hear author Wendy McClure read from her book The Wilder Life: My Adventures in the Lost World of Little House on the Prairie which I’ve been having great fun reading. That’s her seated on the left and the crazy bonneted girl is me. She came to Powell’s Books here in Portland, OR — only possibly the best bookstore in the whole world and a must see if you ever visit Portlandia. She had a pretty good turnout for a Friday night and immediately tossed out a few sunbonnets for us to don during the reading if we so desired. (Obviously I did.)   She announced her itinerary as follows: — Reading — Chores — Schoolhouse Exposition — Q&A Her choice of reading was from her intro explaining that her book...

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