When I post my video diaries I always get comments about my Laura clothes. No, not my period dresses, but my Laura Ingalls Wilder t-shirts that I wear for travel and Laura trips. I thought everyone might enjoy a closer look at them. So we’re going to try a new monthly series where we look at a Laura shirt.
Clothes are one of those things that I once kept as a firm line not to cross as part of my efforts to restrict my Laura collection to a reasonable size. That totally failed when I discovered how great it is to have a Laura t-shirt on when traveling. It really makes it feel like your trip has already started once you get in your car.
A variation of the Laura t-shirt is the Laura polo shirt. While not the thing to wear in the hottest weather, polo shirts look more polished than a plain t-shirt. I especially love this one I got at the Laura Ingalls Wilder Memorial Society giftshop in Pepin, Wisconsin. It has a lovely cabin embroidery over the left breast and is a lovely complimentary blue color. It has an unfortunate tendency to wrinkle a little bit, but otherwise I think it’s one of my best Laura shirts.
Sarah S. Uthoff is the main force behind Trundlebed Tales striving 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. Uthoff is a nationally known Laura Ingalls Wilder authority and has presented at five of the Wilder homesites, many conferences and numerous libraries, museums, and events around the Midwest. 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. Professionally she is a reference librarian at Kirkwood Community College and director of the Oxford (Iowa) Public Library.