Vacation is speeding by. "Stop," I say. "Stop". I'm trying to slow it down, but I can't catch it.
Summer is wonderful and busy with (needed) home projects and family celebrations. Sometimes I get weary. I did get to go on my yearly trek to Mansfield, MO and (re)visit the Laura Ingalls Wilder homes and museum. My daughter and I try to do this every year.
Can you tell we like Laura? We also like Rose Wilder, her daughter-- very interesting woman.
We took our kids to this home site years ago. I was hooked. My daughter is hooked, too. However, I don't have enough money to lure my son back there. :)
I told Dr. Daughter that I started reading Laura's books in 4th grade. I didn't live in Missouri at the time, but Illinois. At one point, I decided I would write Laura a letter and tell her I was reading her books and that I loved them. Then someone told me (I think a teacher) that Laura was deceased. I was crushed.
License plates (other than Missouri) that were at the homestead while we were there: Illinois, New York, Pennsylvania, Arkansas. Other Laura book lovers, too!
I'm loving my new writing project of scary short stories, except at night, when I shouldn't be writing them. I start imagining all kinds of things happening and noises. Then I can't sleep.
Have you ever been to any of the Wilder homesteads? Who is your favorite childhood writer?