Post 33:
“At the End of the Rainbow”

Post 33: “At the End of the Rainbow”

From 13-Year-Old Anne’s Journal — December 13, 1982 – GOOD “Laura & Jonah find iron pirite (sic) but they think its gold. Laura keeps imagining how rich they’re going to be. The banker tells them it’s not gold & they’re disappointed.” ____________________________________________________ From Anne — Disney princesses and dreamy castles meet prairie asceticism in this memorable episode.  Dig the red carpet-worthy hairdos on Laura, Mary and Ma!  The hair stylists on the set must have been over the moon at doing something other than braiding pigtails.  The wardrobe people must have creamed their pants over the blinding white tulle!  It’s pretty jarring to see that castle mirage rise out of a hill in the W.G. And Laura with her stick of candy...

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Post 32:
“The Spring Dance”

Post 32: “The Spring Dance”

From 13-Year-Old Anne’s Journal — December 11, 1982 – GOOD “Grace & Laura are both trying to get a boy to ask them to the spring dance. Grace pretends to like Doc. Baker but wants Mr. Edwards. Laura pretends to like Willie but wants a kid named Henry. They both end up asking the boys out themselves.” ____________________________________________________ From Tracy — Ah! Spring has sprung in the W.G.! Sheep are gamboling. Girls are trying to get dates for the dance. And men remain clueless as always. Here is (I think) Laura’s first crush. At least Henry’s cute if not very interesting. (And also maybe not too smart?) And who knew we could ever feel sorry for Willie? Then there’s Doc Baker! Why hasn’t he gotten snagged? I kept...

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