On this day, 150 years ago, Laura Ingalls Wilder was born. She grew up to become a writer, teacher, journalist and farmer. You probably know her best as the author of the Little House on the Prairie series.
I have always admired Laura and her family. Laura and her husband moved to Mansfield, MO in 1894 where they remained for the rest of their lives. I've visited her home in Mansfield where it remains much the same after her death in 1957. Below are a couple of photos I took of the house. If you are interested, I did a post about our trip to Mansfield to see Laura's home three years ago and have more photos here.
"Home is the nicest word there is."
"The real things haven't changed. It is still best to be
honest and truthful; to make the most of what we have;
to be happy with simple pleasures; and have courage
when things go wrong."
I don't remember where I found the above photo. They didn't allow us to take photos in the house. This corner of her office looks exactly as I remember it. Laura's desk was very small and she wrote her books there using a tablet. A far cry from today's laptops, eh?
Happy Birthday, Laura. I will sign off with one of my favorite quotes of Laura's. Another is in my sidebar. The quotes under the photos are also Laura's.
“I am beginning to learn that it is the sweet, simple things of life which are the real ones after all.”