Lord is My Shepherd and Walnut Grove Humor

March 7, 2015

trundlebedtales:

One of my TV show posts I did a little bit of work on it in preparation for the reblog. I hope you enjoy it.

Originally posted on Sarah's Notebook:

Normally I don’t do many posts about the Little House on the Prairie TV show, but one thing I always like to pass on about any show is where you can go to see where it was shot.  I came across a reference in a local paper to the filming of “The Lord is My Shepherd” episode. This is the one with Ernest Borgnine. In the episode Laura tries to convince God to let her change places with her dead baby brother, but he sends her angel Borgnine instead.

Prairie at McCone Sod Houses - Near Walnut Grove Prairie at McCone Sod Houses – Near Walnut Grove

According to the Modesto Bee back on Sept. 3, 1974, exteriors were shot at Donnell’s Vista overlooking Donnell’s Reservoir and near Kennedy Meadows. Here’s a link to visitor information on Tuolumne County (where both are located) today.
http://tcvb.com

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Missouri State and Laura Ingalls Wilder and the MOOC

March 5, 2015

I signed up for the Laura Ingalls Wilder MOOC (Massive Online Open Class) that Missouri State offered Fall 2014 with Pamela Smith Hill, but I must hang my head and admit I didn’t actually participate. I was too busy and feeling slightly regretful about it when I happened upon this YouTube Channel and there, for all the world to see, were the video postings from the  class, open and free for all without any of the fuss of the class. So I went through and watched them, put them in order, and added brief notes to let you know the main points of each one. I hope you’ll enjoy them.

I’ve also added on a short section from the other MOOC Missouri State rolled out this year on Ozark History. They had a famous Ozarkian of the lecture segment and this is the one about Laura. I hope his information in the others was more accurate.

4 Laura Ingalls Wilder

An introduction to some Ozark History class.

Promo for the class

All That I Have Told is the Truth

I think this one was an experimental post because it’s replicated below. I’m not sure if they thought there was something wrong with this version or if they wanted to standardize the upload titles or if they wanted to draw attention to this one for some reason.

Week 1 Episode 1 -

Laura Ingalls Wilder and Her Literary Legacy

How Smith Hill discovered Laura’s books, 1965 Hill first Rocky Ridge visit, 5:08 Betty Love photo journalist who took smiling photo with books, 10:25 Publishing Process

Week 1 Episode 2

All That I Have Told is True

Slight revision of “All That I Have Told” is the Truth above

Week 2 Episode 3

Mythic Beginnings: Tracking the Movement of the Real Ingalls Family

Laura’s earliest memories and how they changed for the early books

Week 2  Episode 4

Plum Creek and the Missing Years

Family moves through Minnesota, what do we know about their moving, Rothville, Missouri, but doesn’t name town, Focusing on 1876-1878, Experiences in Burr Oak mostly from Pioneer Girl

Week 2 Episode 5 Part 1

Where the West Begins (Part One)

Family moves into South Dakota, Argues that South Dakota was setting for strongest books – older when there – won Newbery Honor Books

Week 2, Episode 5 Part 2

Where the West Begins (Part Two)

Laura describing things for Mary influenced writing, First essay

Week 3 Episode 6

Missouri Sky (Part One)

Analysis of Laura’s diary On the Way Home, Images of museum interior and farm outside Rocky Ridge farmhouse

Week 3 Episode 7

Missouri Sky (Part Two)

Moving into Mansfield and adding to Rocky Ridge Farm, Using every opportunity, Laura’s chickens lead her into writing, Rose unhappy in childhood, Laura and women’s clubs, Farm Loan Association, Rocky Ridge farmhouse built from materials on the farm, Laura’s farm writing

Week 3 Episode 8 Part 1

Rose Wilder Lane: A Longing for Far-Away and Unimagined Places (Part One)

Rose’s opinion as expressed in Long Skirts, Old Home Town, Danger of reading autobiographical details from writer’s fictional work, Rose as restless spirit, Rose named after Wild Rose, Rose’s Spring Valley Photo, Almanzo’s illness, Moving to Florida, Rose’s various early professional jobs, Rose’s marriage to Claire Gillette Lane

Week 3 Episode 8 Part 2

Rose Wilder Lane: A Longing for Far-Away and Unimagined Places (Part Two)

Was Rose a reliable narrator? Lane’s vision of “biography” of Jack London was highly fictionalized, Lane’s fictionalization of her own life in Diverging Roads, How accurate Rose presented her own life even in diaries and letters and the emotional reflection of writer

Week 3 Episode 9

Rose Wilder Lane: A Longing for Far-Away and Unimagined Places (Part Three)

Rose’s history after high school, Her history in Europe, Hints at possible romantic connect with Troub, Writing Discovery of Freedom and connection to the Libertarian Party

Week 3 Episode 10 Part 1

A Shared Profession: Mother/Daughter Journalists (Part One)

Rose and Laura began writing professionally at the same time, Rose’s and Laura’s early professional writing jobs, History of choosing a professional name by Laura and other women writers, Newspaper style editing

Week 3 Episode 10 Part 2

A Shared Profession: Mother/Daughter Journalists (Part Two)

Laura’s trip to San Francisco, Comparison of Rose’s and Laura’s work fictionalizing biography, Specific instances of Rose making up newspaper stories, Lane condescending and blunt in her advice to Laura giving advice still useful to writers today

Week 3 Episode 11

Interview with Jean Coday, Director of the Laura Ingalls Wilder Home and Museum, Mansfield, MO

Interview with Joan Coday, Coday’s first visit, Rocky Ridge’s welcoming spirit, Coday’s take on Laura’s personality, Coday’s impressions of Laura as someone who lived up in Mansfield, Coday getting involved with the Laura Ingalls Wilder/Rose Wilder Lane Home Association, Plan for developing site, Chicken coop restoration

Week 4 Episode 12 Part 1

Pioneer Girl (Part One)

Reporter went to interview Rose and described their house, Rose as famous writer, Laura’s early stabs towards writing, How her reaction to Pa and Ma’s death supported her writing

Week 4 Episode 12 Part 2

Pioneer Girl (Part Two)

Mary’s death, Rose working on manuscript, Bad magazine year, Rose’s likely opinion, Targeted to adults in magazines, Process of sent out to Carl Brandt, Rose and Laura waiting for word on manuscript, Laura’s dental problems

Week 4 Episode 13

Pioneer Girl (Part Three)

Brandt returned manuscript and suggested they drop it, Rose’s continued work on it and the process with Laura and Rose, Differences of the three versions, Bender story and how it couldn’t be true, Rose’s marketing strategy

Week 4 Episode 14

Pioneer Girl (Part Four)

Bye version cut younger stories and Rose realized potential for possible children’s book. Why Pioneer Girl never published, Time in Burr Oak, Mary’s illness (2/3rds way through), Importance of Pioneer Girl

Week 4 Episode 15 Part 1

Autobiography and Memoir (Part One)

Difference between autobiography and memoir, Argument of whether Pioneer Girl is autobiography, memoir, and fiction

Week 4 Episode 15 Part 2

Autobiography and Memoir (Part Two)

Laura turned to fiction, Standards and ethics of non-fiction versus fiction, Publishing scandals – Lillian Hellman Pimiento not only had she made up fictional details but took on someone else’s life, “Every word she writes is a lie, including AND and THE.”, James Frey A Million Little Pieces, Margaret Seltzer Love and Consequences: Memoir of Home and Survival, the slippery boundary between fiction, nonfiction, and memoir

Week 5 Episode 16

‘Little House in the Big Woods': From Autobiography to Fiction (Part One)

Laura, Manly, and Rose close communication, Rose’s changed opinion about children’s literature, Argument between Laura & Rose over how they would celebrate their wedding anniversary. Berta and Elmer Hader and their involvement. Juvenile version of Pioneer GirlWhen Grandma was a Little Girl

Week 5 Episode 17  Part 1

‘Little House in the Big Woods': From Autobiography to Fiction (Part Two)

Juvenile version of Pioneer GirlWhen Grandma was a Little Girl, Rose identifies material as Laura’s and her role as editing, Transforming voice of novel from older Grandma to child Laura, While Rose offered to do revision of point of view, Laura refused and did the work herself. Business of publication, Role of editors in publishing industry, Rose’s time in Vietnam, Rose’s death

Week 5 Episode 17 Part 2

‘Little House in the Big Woods': From Autobiography to Fiction (Part Three)

Rose’s experience as a newspaper editor, different from normal book editor process was more aggressive, “Rarely is the writing process one of divine dictation”, Discussion of coming up with title, The three book contract at Knopf, original Little House in the Big Woods Harper only for 1 book, Fiery extraordinarily took up the book to make sure it published

Week 5 Episode 18

‘Little House in the Big Woods': Literary Themes and Discussion (Part One)

Changing from youth version of Pioneer Girl to Little House in the Big Woods, 60 years ago line, Expectation of shelf life of the books, Large cast of characters and lack of focus on Laura

Week 5 Episode 19

‘Little House in the Big Woods': Literary Themes and Discussion (Part Two)

The cyclical structure of Little House in the Big Woods, Appeal to readers older than characters – unusual in children’s literature

Week 5 Episode 20

Let the Hurricane Roar

[Sound is muted on this one, adjust your volume accordingly.] – Rose taking on family stories for her writing, Rose turning to novels Courage! aka Let the Hurricane Roar which features characters Charles and Caroline Ingalls, Harpers rejected Farmer Boy and Saturday Evening Post accepted LHR, Laura felt betrayed by Rose appropriating material that Laura was herself using, Laura’s likely take on Rose’s perception that she Rose was being petty and jealous about Laura using her stories, Hill’s commentary of how close Rose’s borrowing comes to plagiarism, LHR is now known as Young Pioneers

Week 6 Episode 21 Part 1

‘Farmer Boy': A Literary Overview (Part One)

Picking up with Farmer Boy, Rose visited Malone and sent back descriptions (for some reason illustrated by a photo of the Wilder home in Spring Valley MN), Rejection of Farmer Boy as part of publishing industry practice, Royalty rate, Farmer Boy and Little House in the Big Woods as companion books

Week 6 Episode 21 Part 2

‘Farmer Boy': A Literary Overview (Part Two)

Process of recreating life of Wilder family that she never experienced, Focus on main character is the key difference between LHBW and FB, Theme of LHBW is that perpetual cycle while FB focuses on changing the character, Excitement of Little House on the Prairie novel

Week 6 Episode 22

Perspectives on Children’s Literature: Middle Grade Fiction (Part One)

Considered middle grade novel focused between ages 8-12, Various definitions, Lack of Newbery wins, Definitions of classifications of children books as a whole, What is considered too graphic for kids, Basic outlines of children’s literature

Week 6 Episode 23 Part 1

Perspectives on Children’s Literature: Middle Grade Fiction (Part Two)

Ingalls family books, Flowerett, Pa’s Big Green Animal Book, Millbank by Mary J. Holmes, Brief run down of children’s literature

Week 6 Episode 23  Part 2

Perspectives on Children’s Literature: Middle Grade Fiction (Part Three)

Comparison of Laura to other historical heroines, Capable girl books, Importance of illustrations, Helen Sewell, Garth Williams illustration process, Comparison of illustrations, says didn’t illustrate same scenes much [ed. note: I’ve found many of the same scenes illustrated in my work comparing the two], Illustration for middle grade chapter books dropped off in 1980s, returned with Harry Potter and graphic novels

Week 7 Episode 24 Part 1

‘Little House on the Prairie': Literary Overview (Part One)

Laura’s drafts on reused paper, how revised, Opening lines of classic children’s literature, Close examination of Little House on the Prairie opening

Week 7 Episode 24 Part 2

‘Little House on the Prairie': Literary Overview (Part Two)

Manipulating chronology from real life to literature, themes driving plots, Importance of neighbors in theme, Dangers of pioneer life, Laura moving to become central character and establishing the real life Laura’s voice

Week 7 Episode 25

‘Little House on the Prairie': Historical Perspectives (Part One)

Context of Kansas settlement within Civil War, Did the Ingalls family actually live in Missouri, Osage land settlement, Photos of the Osage and their connection, Comparison of events in books and real life

Week 7 Episode 26 Part 1

‘Little House on the Prairie': Historical Perspectives (Part Two)

Laura attempts to find Little House on the Prairie Museum site, Laura’s attempts to locate Osage chief, Briefly what is known about Dr. Tann [ed. note – see publication available through the Laura Ingalls Wilder Museum in Walnut Grove for more] and Mr. Edwards, Is there any historical proof of the end of  books them being pushed off claim, Rules of Osage land settlement

Week 7 Episode 26 Part 2

‘Little House on the Prairie': Historical Perspectives (Part Three)

Problems with Native American depiction, Garth Williams different take than Helen Sewell, Crisis of wording, Rise of objections to the books for their depiction, Native American perceptions

Week 8 Episode 27

‘On the Banks of Plum Creek': Literary Overview (Part One)

On the Banks of Plum Creek, Foreshadowing, Overconfidence, Grasshoppers, Points out how this book strengthens Caroline Ingalls allowing her to go out on the prairie and to gently criticize Pa

Week 8 Episode 28 Part 1

‘On the Banks of Plum Creek': Literary Overview (Part Two)

Books as literary realism

Week 8 Episode 28 Part 2

Nature is unstoppable force, Love its beauty, fear its strength, Financial security

Week 8 Episode 29 Part 1

‘On the Banks of Plum Creek': Historical and Critical Perspectives (Part One)

Rose’s abandoned novel series, Rose’s move to Columbia and the Tiger Hotel, Rose encouraged to add more details, detailed description of girlhood dresses, Laura and Rose’s editorial decisions about  On the Banks of Plum Creek

Week 8 Episode 29 Part 2

‘On the Banks of Plum Creek': Historical and Critical Perspectives (Part Two)

Grasshoppers, sod houses, Nellie Owens – 3 girls in one

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 FacebookTwitterGoogle+,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.

March 2015 Presentations

March 3, 2015

 

Sarah on Marion's Porch

Sarah on Marion’s Porch

The Laura Ingalls Wilder season has started. I’ve got a couple of programs scheduled for March. I hope to see you there and remember it’s your first chance to get this year’s trading cards.

 

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  FacebookTwitterGoogle+, LinkedIn, and Academia.edu. She is currently 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.

Laura Ingalls Wilder Events Around the Country 2015

March 2, 2015

For a long time I debated if I could possibly keep a list of Laura Ingalls Wilder events around the country up to date. I finally decided that current information is probably best posted on a month by month basis so for current information search this site for the name of the month you are looking for and the word event (for example July 2014 Laura Ingalls Wilder Events).

I decided that doing an annual list of the major repeating events would be worthwhile. Last year it went great where everyone had the information I need out in January. It was a lot harder to get the right dates this year, but I’ve done the best I could. I’ll update this as I get more information. Most of these events are annual, but check with the group hosting the event for exact dates for following years.

Pepin WI

New Addition Opens June 21, 2014

Pave the Way Drive Continues – $60 Donation for a Brick

Laura Days – September 12-13, 2015
http://www.lauradays.org

Independence KS

Prairie Days June 2015 – Date not released yet

Watch for Various Living History Events Throughout the Year

Laura Ingalls Wilder Memorial Site De Smet

Laura Ingalls Wilder Memorial Site De Smet

Walnut Grove MN

Fragments of a Dream Pageant July 10-11, 17-18, 24-25, 2015
http://www.walnutgrove.org/pageant.htm

Family Festival held in Walnut Grove City Park on pageant Saturdays July 11, July 18, and July 25, 2015
11:00 am to 6:00 pm Check back for full schedule:
http://www.walnutgrove.org/festival.htm

Burr Oak IA

Spaghetti Supper February 13, 2015

Laura Ingalls Wilder Days June 27-28, 2015

Also watch for a booksale

De Smet SD

By the Shores of Silver Lake –  July 10, 11, 12; 17, 18, 19; 24, 25, 26

Pageant Selection for 2016 – The Long Winter

http://www.desmetpageant.org

Mansfield MO

Laura’s Memories Pageant

Evening (7:30 pm) Performance Dates (rain or shine):

  • July 17-18, 24-25, 31,
  • Aug. 1,
  • Sept. 4-5, 11-12, 18-19, 2015

Morning (10:30 am) Performances: Sept. 19
Wilder Festival is Sept. 19
http://www.visitmo.com/lauras-memories.aspx

Website:
http://www.laurasmemories.com

Malone/Burke NY

Find their calendar list with more details here.

Children’s Art & Literary Landmark Celebration (includes plaque unveiling) July 11, 2015

Cultural Festival- Scottish Fling Aug. 29, 2015

Annual Harvest Festival & Civil War Living History Encampment Sept. 26 & 27, 2015

Celebrate Christmas With Almanzo Dec. 5, 2015

Vinton IA

Mary Ingalls Society Pageant July 31, August 1 and 2, 2015

Keystone SD – Longtime Home of Carrie Ingalls Swanzey

Keystone Area Historical Association always hosts an event on August 3rd, Carrie’s actual birthday no matter what day of the week it falls on.

LauraPalooza

The 2015 Laura Ingalls Wilder conference will be held July 16-17, 2015 with July 18th spent in De Smet.

Old World Wisconsin – Eagle WI

World of Little House – June 15, 2015 – July 31, 2015
http://www.wisconsinhistory.org/calendar/event/3895/the-world-of-little-house

Heritage Hill – Green Bay WI

Heritage Hill has long held an annual Laura Ingalls Wilder event, so I left this in as a place holder. They are giving it a rest in 2015, but plan on it returning in the future.

Genesee Country Village and Museum – Mumford, NY

Laura Ingalls Wilder Days  August 1-2, 2015 10:00 AM to 04:00 PM
http://www.gcv.org/EventCalendar/EventDetails.aspx?eid=20

Laura Historian William T. Anderson will be speaking.

American Printing House for the Blind – Louisville, KY

Mary Ingalls Birthday Party January 10, 2015

MOOC

Part 2 of the Laura Ingalls Wilder MOOC will launch in April 2015
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=OBvykV6P4g0

Books

Musical Memories of Laura Ingalls Wilder has been re-released with a CD instead of a cassette tape.

https://trundlebedtales.wordpress.com/2015/01/23/book-musical-memories-of-laura-ingalls-wilder/

Last Updated: March 1, 2015
By Sarah S. Uthoff info@trundlebedtales.com

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 FacebookTwitterGoogle+,LinkedIn, and Academia.edu. She is currently 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.

Mary J. Holmes famous writer

March 1, 2015

trundlebedtales:

I wanted to link to this post for World Read Aloud Day this year. I fixed the broken link, added headings, and links to other posts that relate to Holmes.

Originally posted on Sarah's Notebook:

Why You Should Know and Love Holmes

Mary J. Holmes is the best selling author that you probably have never heard of. Holmes was a leading author of the 19th century, but she slowly fell out of favor. I knew about her because she was one of the favorite authors of my Great-Grandmother. She was such a favorite author that she named her oldest daughter, my grandmother, after a character in the collection of short stories Homestead on the Hillside. It was because of that I started to collect Holmes books and discovered that there is frustratingly little information about her.

https://trundlebedtales.wordpress.com/2011/07/15/book-homestead-on-the-hillside

Then Ann Romines pointed out in Constructing the Little House that Millbank, the only novel mentioned by name in the “Little House” series, was written by Holmes. I admit I never made the connection. That has made me love Holmes even more. [Ed. Note: In the…

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Read Aloud Day Poll

February 26, 2015
Sarah Uthoff in my new studio

Sarah Uthoff in my new studio

I was going to do a Facebook poll about which book I should read for my podcast on World Read Aloud Day (March 4th), but I discovered Facebook now only allows free polls for groups (and doesn’t make the information about paying to include them easy to find). So I decided to try this poll feature in WordPress which I hadn’t before.

Your choices are:

  • Pa’s Big Green Animal Book – It’s real title is
    Hartwig, Dr. G. The Polar and Tropical Worlds: A Popular and Scientific Description. Springfield, MA : C.A. Nichols, 1876. Print.
    If chosen, I’ll read the section containing the information about the Great Auk.
  • Millbank by Mary J. Holmes – I have an emotional connection to the author who created the character my grandmother was named after, so even though I read the beginning last year, I’d be glad to pick up where I left off and read more.
  • Other – Or would you rather hear something else? It would have to be something published before 1924. I could do some more poetry. I also have a pretty good collection of readers and I could pick some stories from them, for instance “The Great Stone Face” was a favorite of my Great-Grandmother’s which is a great piece in itself and has a great story surrounding it that I could share. Or I have some 19th century novels not mentioned in the “Little House” series that you might still enjoy. Or is there something else in mind you’d like to hear? Vote below and we’ll see how this works.
  • No matter how the vote comes out, be sure to pick something for yourself to read aloud to someone on March 4th to celebrate the importance of reading and help spread the word.

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 FacebookTwitterGoogle+,LinkedIn, and Academia.edu. She is currently 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.

 

Program of the Month Posts

February 24, 2015

IMG_0044I have several speaking engagements where I’ve presented more than once. I want to make it worth while for other people to come back, so I create new programs. I consider these try outs. Programs that work well with the audience I keep in the collection. Programs that don’t get cut and are never heard from again. For instance, I cut and dropped Laura’s ghost at Rocky Ridge because despite the fact I really loved it, the set up was too confusing to the audience.

Over time, I’ve gotten quite a list built up. Sometimes people aren’t sure what would be the best program for them to have. I’m going to begin a series once a month posts of describing one of my programs so you can tell which one is right for you. Will your favorite be up next?

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 FacebookTwitterGoogle+,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.

Mary Ingalls Society Founded

February 22, 2015

trundlebedtales:

UPDATE: This was the initial announcement of the founding of the Mary Ingalls Society. Since then they’ve made great strides.

Originally posted on Sarah's Notebook:

Porch at ISBSSS I can picture Mary walking right here.

I just received a letter and I wanted to share it.  First, I should explain The Iowa Braille and Sight Saving School (IBSSS) is the formal name of the blind school in Vinton, Iowa that Mary Ingalls attended. The school was part of a program where blind students from Dakota Territory, which did not yet have a blind school of its own, would have their tuition paid to the Iowa School for the Blind (as it was then known). Charles and Caroline Ingalls would have been responsible for Mary’s clothing, room, board, books, and incidentals, plus the transportation costs of getting her there. The letter as originally written spells out the names both of the school and the new organization several times. The full name is Iowa Braille and Sight Saving School Mary Ingalls Society which they are abbreviating IBSSS Mary Ingalls Society…

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In the Kitchen With Laura Cook’s Country Food History

February 20, 2015

Here’s my first new In the Kitchen With Laura post of 2015. This series included some of the most popular posts of on this blog last year, find links on In the Kitchen With Laura 2014. I’m starting out with a mix of food history videos. They were put together by the PBS series Laura Cook’s Country Food History. These are short, but provide a mix of the food history stories and how it reflects the food we eat today.

History of 1960s Food Communes

History of Baltimore BBQ

History of Graham Crackers

History of Mustard

History of Pie

History of Sandwiches

History of Spaghetti and Meatballs

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 FacebookTwitterGoogle+,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.

Walnut Grove Roving Reports 2014

February 18, 2015
Plum Creek at Eye Level

Plum Creek at Eye Level

My podcast features several kind of episodes. One of those is when I’m on a Laura trip or after I set up a Roving Report to let everybody know what’s happening. Here are the two I did for my trip to Walnut Grove for the 40th Anniversary Little House on the Prairie TV Show Reunion in July 2014. You can stream them from the links below or you can download them for free on iTunes under podcasts at the link below:

http://itunes.apple.com/podcast/trundlebedtales-blog-talk/id412309121

Remember to keep an eye out for future episodes. You can stream episodes live and enter the chatroom here:
http://www.blogtalkradio.com/trundlebedtales
During live shows you can also call in to listen via phone or to ask a question or make a comment at  (714) 242-5253 or toll free 1-877-633-9389.

Roving Report Walnut Grove 2014 Part 1
Originally Aired July 25, 2014
Reporting live from Laura Ingalls Wilder Country check in with our reporter Sarah Uthoff as she has journeyed to Walnut Grove MN for the 40th Anniversary “Little House on the Prairie” cast reunion.
http://www.blogtalkradio.com/trundlebedtales/2014/07/25/roving-report-walnut-grove-2014-part-1

Roving Report Walnut Grove 2014 Part 2
Originally Aired August 30, 2014
Home from Laura Ingalls Wilder Country check in with our reporter Sarah Uthoff as she reports on the rest of her journey to Walnut Grove MN for the 40th Anniversary “Little House on the Prairie” cast reunion.
http://www.blogtalkradio.com/trundlebedtales/2014/08/30/roving-report-walnut-grove-2014-part-2

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 FacebookTwitterGoogle+, 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.


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