Read Along With TV’s Nellie Alison Arngrim

Alison Arngrim (Nellie Oleson) and Sarah Uthoff (Sarah Uthoff)
Alison Arngrim (Nellie Oleson) and Sarah Uthoff (Sarah Uthoff)

As part of her continuing efforts to spread peace and good cheer (check out her really positive Facebook video show), actress Alison Arngrim has launched a campaign to read the “Little House” series. Every day (weekdays and weekends) she makes a Facebook live session on her Facebook page reading one of the books in the series. She reads a couple of chapters everyday as many as she feels like. Most days it’s at 1 PM and 1:30 PM. Arngrim leaves prior readings on her page so you can catch up.

Arngrim reads the book and makes comments from her perspective as a modern day Californian. Many of those comments are hilarious, but some of them are warnings that things in the book wouldn’t meet today’s expectations. Every day Arngrim wears another bonnet of a different color. You can buy a signed bonnet from her.

During the sessions chat is available and it’s drawing people from all over the country and some foreign countries. Lots of questions and answers go by during the readings. So check her out. Read more in this article from Forbes magazine.

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 ,   LinkedIn ,   SlideShare,   and Academia.edu . Professionally she is a reference librarian at Kirkwood Community College and former director of the Oxford (Iowa) Public Library.

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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 Academia.edu . Professionally she is a reference librarian at Kirkwood Community College and former director of the Oxford (Iowa) Public Library.

One thought on “Read Along With TV’s Nellie Alison Arngrim”

  1. I was in my 30’s, before I was able to watch LHotP. Not because we didn’t have a television but because close captioning wasn’t available, in 1974, when the program started. I had lost every iota of my hearing in 1971, so, like scores of other Deaf people, I would look for programs, with a lot of action.
    It was 1999, when I found LHotP, on cable and, because captioning had been added, it kept me company. You see, in 1997 and, again, in 1999, I had brain surgery, which left me totally disabled.
    This was also prior to the time, when I was able to scrape up enough money to purchase a PC, which also keeps me in touch with the outside world.

    Early on, I realized how nasty all of the Olsen family (except Nels, who as browbeaten by his wife. It was (actually, it still IS, because I watch those reruns, every chance I get) always nice to see Harriett get her comeuppance.

    In 1983, I visited Old Tucson, where LHotP was filmed and, although I didn’t make it over to the set, I did see it from the stagecoach (the very one that Nels got into, when Harriett and her aunt, Miriam, went to eat
    “good fried chicken.”

    The very first episode, I saw, captioned, was the one, where Charles
    Ingals had sold the homestead and, at the time, I didn’t realize I was
    seeing the last year, first. I do, however, look forward to seeing this program – for years to come.

    For the time being, my favorite episode seems to be the one, where Willie “rebelled against the wishes of his domineering Ma and got married!

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