For the love of “Farmer Boy”

Reblogging with permission a great article about the Laura Ingalls Wilder Literary Landmark event in Malone/Burke, New York this last weekend.

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IMG_3167 Almanzo Wilder lived in this house on Stacy Road in Burke, N.Y. until he was 18, then his family moved West. The Wilder site is on the National Register of Historic Places. (Photo by Connie Jenkins)

Years ago, my friend Margaret told me that there are 10 perfect days of summer, meaning those precious times when the weather, activity, mood and company all come together just so. I started keeping track of those wondrous times and mentioned to her that sometimes I count a glorious early fall day as one of the 10 days.

“You don’t have to move it, “she told me. “Every season has 10 perfect days.”

audience and Todd Moe Visitors listen to Wilder Homestead volunteer Jim Lusk. Jim portrays Almanzo’s father James, as well as school teacher Mr. Jones. (Photo by Connie Jenkins)

Today was one of those days – a sun-drenched breezy day at Wilder Farm (aka Wilder Homestead), the…

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Sarah S. Uthoff is a nationally known Laura Ingalls Wilder authority and has presented at five of the Wilder homesites, many times at the Herbert Hoover Presidential Library and Museum, many conferences and numerous libraries, museums, and events around the Midwest. She 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. How can you help? Attend one of her programs, schedule one yourself, watch her videos, listen to her podcast, look at her photos, and find her on Facebook , Twitter , Google+, LinkedIn , SlideShare, and . Professionally she is a reference librarian at Kirkwood Community College and former director of the Oxford (Iowa) Public Library.

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