Post 29:
“Four Eyes”

Post 29: “Four Eyes”

From 13-Year-Old Anne’s Journal — December 8, 1982 – GOOD “Mary has trouble seeing in class. She gets glasses. Nellie & Willie call her Four Eyes. She hides her glasses. She tells Pa that she lost them. She competes in the history contest and wins. She shows Pa her glasses & she wears them from now on.” ____________________________________________________ From Anne — I got my first pair of glasses around the same junior-high-ish age as Mary did, but I don’t remember being inordinately traumatized by it. Braces were much worse. No prairie girl who could have known she needed—or lamented—braces. Like scarlet fever, blizzards and corn pone, crooked teeth were a fact of life. Bad eyes, not so much. Why the hell doesn’t Mary ask for glasses,...

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Post 28:
“The Richest Man in Walnut Grove”

Post 28: “The Richest Man in Walnut Grove”

From 13-Year-Old Anne’s Journal — December 7, 1982 — GOOD “Charles is poor for some reason. Mrs. Oleson rubs it in. Mary gets a sewing job and Laura does extra chores. Laura runs out of tablet paper and Miss Beadle buys some. Charles has also found a job. Nellie says Laura’s pa smells like a dirty horse & she punches her. Mr. Oleson says Charles is the richest man in W. G.” ____________________________________________________ From Tracy — Once upon a time there was the O.C. But thanks to the young Anne we now have the W.G. Of course, I will start using that name occasionally from now on because it’s just too cool for school. For me this is one of young Anne’s funniest posts. I love the very first comment — “Charles is poor...

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