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Laura: The Life of Laura Ingalls Wilder by Donald ZochertI’ve decided that I want to become a Laura expert, so this was my foray into a voluntary autobiographical study. My college lit professors would be so proud!
I must admit that at first, I could not stay awake while reading this book, but please don’t let that stop you from reading it. It wasn’t boring, exactly; I would call it soothing. And I was really tired. I absolutely loved the new things I learned. I’ll try to limit myself to listing just a few. I learned that Laura’s age was drastically changed in the Little House books. She was actually only about two-years-old when the family moved to Indian territory and therefore couldn’t have remembered the events of “Little House on the Prairie.” The family then moved back to the big woods until she was about four. Zochert also gives details about the family’s life in Burr Oak, Iowa, a sad chapter of Laura’s life that she chose to leave out of the books. The second half of the biography follows the Little House books more closely, so I don’t know if Laura was more autobiographical in these books or if Zochert found less research to add to this section. I was touched by his descriptions of Laura and Almanzo’s romance and teared up at the mention of Pa’s death.
Mostly, I was impressed with the way Zochert was able to portray Laura. He paints a picture of a quiet, strong, independent, self-assured girl who grew into a faithful, intelligent, loving woman. She is definitely someone I try to emulate.
Here are a few of Laura’s quotes that I want to remember:
“We who live in quiet places have the opportunity to become acquainted with ourselves, to think our own thoughts and live our own lives in a way that is not possible for those who are keeping up with the crowd.”
“I have never lost my childhood’s delight in going after cows.”
“The voices of nature do not speak so plainly to us as we grow older, but I think it is because, in our busy lives, we neglect her until we grow out of sympathy. Our ears and eyes grow dull and beauties are lost to us that we should still enjoy.”
“Life was not intended to be simply a round of work, no matter how interesting and important that work may be. A moment’s pause to watch the glory of a sunrise or a sunset is soul-satisfying, while a bird’s song will set the steps to music all day long.”
“The true way to live is to enjoy every moment as it passes and surely it is in the everyday things around us that the beauty of life lies.”
“Running through all the stories, like a golden thread, is the same thought of the values of life. They were courage, self-reliance, independence, integrity, and helpfulness. Cheerfulness and humor were handmaids to courage.”
In Search of Laura – About Laura Ingalls Wilder
Almanzo was characterized as a quietly courageous, hardworking man who loved horses and farming. He was also an accomplished carpenter and woodworker. Farmer Boy recounts events of Wilder's childhood starting when he was eight years old, in Among other things, he goes to school when not needed at home for the farm work , learns to drive a team of oxen, attends a county fair, and enjoys a midth century Fourth of July celebration in town. He also learns how to deal with being bossed around by his older siblings, particularly his strong-willed sister Eliza Jane, who would later become a teacher of his future wife.
American author Laura Ingalls Wilder was the creator of the much-loved children's series of "Little House" books that recounted her life as a young girl on the Western frontier during the late s. She once described her father, Charles Philip Ingalls, as always jolly and sometimes reckless.
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Who Was Laura Ingalls Wilder?
At the time of Ingalls' birth, the family lived seven miles north of the village of Pepin, Wisconsin in the Big Woods region of Wisconsin. Ingalls Wilder's birth site is commemorated by a replica log cabin at the Little House Wayside in Pepin. Ingalls was a descendant of the Delano family , the ancestral family of U. President Franklin Delano Roosevelt. She was also a third cousin, once removed, of President Ulysses S. Grant . When she was two years old, Ingalls moved with her family from Wisconsin in
During their first four years of marriage, Almanzo Wilder and Laura Ingalls Wilder had far more than their fair share of difficulties. Their very nice house dramatically went up in flames and burned to the ground. Most critically, Almanzo — and to a somewhat lesser extent Laura — acquired health problems during this time that substantially limited the extent to which they were able to be productive and kept them living in poverty for decades into their marriage. She and Almanzo met there and lived there for the first four years of their marriage. I spent about five years of my life traveling around the western half of the U.