This year I will once again be hosting an episode of the podcast as an
On Air Birthday Party for Laura Ingalls Wilder, on Thurs., February 7, 2013. What I would like to include this year is people’s stories either about their favorite Laura related story (maybe they made molasses on snow candy, maybe you won a Little Miss Laura contest, attended a special Laura event, figured out how to make a haytwist, or sewed a quilt with your grandmother) or just the story of how you became a Laura fan in the first place. You can call into the show live or if you rather you can write it up and leave it as a comment here, send it through e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org, message or post it on Facebook or LinkedIn or Twitter. Please go ahead and share now, it will be Laura’s birthday before you think.
UPDATE: This new model for the birthday party has gone over very well, with the exception of being a little nerve racking for the host (will anybody call or not?). In fact I’ve had requests to extend it to an hour next year and to add one for Almanzo too. So if you’re interested please check the schedule for an episode on next Feb. 7th and plan on calling in. And listen to past episodes at the links below.
- Feb. 7, 2011 –Episode 5 – Laura’s On Air Birthday Party – We talk about the history of how Laura’s birthday has been celebrated through the years.
- Feb. 7, 2012 –Episode 27 – Celebrate Laura Ingalls Wilder’s Birthday On Air
Originally aired February 7, 2012
Join us for our second annual Laura Ingalls Wilder birthday celebration. This year we are sharing our favorite Laura Ingalls Wilder related memories.
- Feb. 7, 2013 –Episode 40 – Laura Ingalls Wilder’s On-Air Birthday Party
Originally Aired Thursday, February 7, 2013
Welcome to our third annual on air birthday celebration for author and pioneer Laura Ingalls Wilder. Last year we talked about the history of celebrating birthdays, this year we want to talk about how Laura Ingalls Wilder effected our lives and our favorite Laura related memories and experiences.
- Feb. 7, 2014 –Episode 52 – Laura Ingalls Wilder’s On-Air Birthday Party
Originally Aired February 7, 2014
Welcome to our fourth annual on air birthday celebration for author and pioneer Laura Ingalls Wilder. We started out with informational episodes, one year sharing the history of Laura’s birthday in particular and one about the history of 19th century birthdays, but last year we tried a different format. Laura fans were invited to call in and share either the story of how they became a Laura Ingalls Wilder fan or their favorite Laura Ingalls Wilder related experience. I was very pleased with the response last year and so we’re going to try it again. Please consider calling in and sharing your story and if you missed it in 2014, start working on your story for 2013. If you want to share your story, but don’t want to talk on air, you can send a story to me ahead of time or in the chatroom live during the show. Live callers or chat get time before sent in stories.
Sarah S. Uthoff is the main force behind Trundlebed Tales fighting to bring the History, Mystery, Magic and Imagination of Laura Ingalls Wilder and other greats of children’s literature and history to life for a new generation.Attend one of her programs, schedule one yourself, watch her videos, listen to her podcast, and find her on Facebook, Twitter, Google+, LinkedIn, and Academia.edu. She is currently acting President of the Laura Ingalls Wilder Legacy and Research Association. Professionally she is a reference librarian at Kirkwood Community College and director of the Oxford (Iowa) Public Library.