30 Top Posts of 2019

Sarah in front of Rocky Ridge
Sarah in front of Rocky Ridge

Each month I’ve started to share the top 10 blog posts that have had the most views in the previous month.  Since it’s the end of the year here are the top 30 posts with the most views during all of 2019. Take a look maybe there is something there that will interest you too. 🙂

Schedule of Presentations

Hoover Takes the Quilt

Annual Laura Ingalls Wilder Christmas Shopping Guide 2019

Laura Ingalls Wilder Events Around the Country 2019

September 2019 Laura Ingalls Wilder Events

Where did Albert come from?

Mt Pleasant IA Midwest Old Threshers 2019 Events

In the Kitchen With Laura Project January 2014

Free Speech and Tinker v Des Moines

Laura Ingalls Wilder Events Around the Country

T-Shirt of the Month March 2017

45th Cast Reunion at Walnut Grove FAQs

In the Kitchen With Laura Cambric Tea

Booking a Program

Sewing With Nancy Zeiman

On the Way Home Live Tweet Part 1

Ep 100 Laura Ingalls Wilder Fandom Roundup 2018

Ozark Mountain Players Announce 2019 Dates

In the Kitchen With Laura Project February 2014

Program Descriptions

July 2019 Laura Ingalls Wilder Events

Amelia Bloomer’s Grave

May 2019 Laura Ingalls Wilder Events

One-Room School Lunch Survey 2018

Introducing Trundlebed TRAILS

A Long Way Home A Visit with Laura Ingalls Wilder

Musical Now Has License Rights Available for Purchase

Miniature Oxen

T-Shirt of the Month July 2019

Images Of The Past: Carrie Ingalls Swanzey

Homestead Land Patents

Grain Bin Home Safe-T-Home

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.

Top 10 Posts During November 2019

Sarah in her 1890s dress in set up
Me in the set up

Here are the blog posts and pages that have had the most views last month. Take a look maybe there is something there that will interest you, too.

Schedule of Presentations

Images Of The Past: Carrie Ingalls Swanzey

Pomona Public Library

A Long Way Home A Visit with Laura Ingalls Wilder

Anne’s American Cousins

September 2019 Roving Reports

American Women Exhibit

In the Kitchen With Laura Cambric Tea

T-Shirt of the Month November 2019

Grain Bin Home Safe-T-Home

Smile You Can Donate To Laura on Amazon Nov 2017

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.

Mentions November 2019

Sarah at the Cupboard Laura is at during the Mansfield library opening

I’ve gotten two November articles for this month. I recently got a copy of the Mansfield Mirror the week after Wilder Days. It had a photo of me with a nice detailed paragraph. [Thanks to Vicki Johnson my friends in Mansfield 😉 ] So I’ve added that as well.

Kelly, Brandon. “Sarah S. Uthoff to portray Laura Ingalls Wilder at Tama County Conservation O.W.L.S. Event.” The Tama News-Herald:The Toledo Chronicle, 3 Nov. 2019, http://www.tamatoledonews.com/page/content.detail/id/609671/Sarah-S–Uthoff-to–portray-Laura-Ingalls-Wilder–at-Tama-County-Conservation-O-W-L-S–event.html?nav=5006, 11 Nov. 2019.

“This is Sarah Uthoff…” Mansfield Mirror. 25 September 2019.

Uthoff, Sarah. “Kirkwood Library Offers Tools for Literacy Awareness.” Kirkwood Communique, Eagle Voice, 30 Oct. 2019, https://www.eaglevoice.com/kirkwood-library-offers-tools-for-literacy-awareness, 8 Nov. 2019.

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.

Top 10 Posts During October 2019

Sarah at Pepin
Sarah in my 1890s dress at Pepin

Here are the blog posts and pages that have had the most views last month. Take a look maybe there is something there that will interest you too.

Introducing Trundlebed TRAILS

Girlfriend Getaway Mansfield MO

Wilder Days TV 2019

Laura Ingalls Wilder Events Around the Country 2019

November 2019 Presentations

Lambert’s Cafe Home of the Throwed Rolls

Quote: “This library belongs to no person…”

Walnut Grove Reaper

Manchester Tornado Anniversary

My 5 Most Viewed YouTube Videos 2019

Grain Bin Home Safe-T-Home

In the Kitchen With Laura Project February 2014

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.

October 2019 Presentations

Sarah by Overlook
Sarah over Eldorado

Thanks to my Johnson County Historical Society school programs October is shaping up to be a busy month. 🙂

As a heads up, October is pretty much booked. I still take bookings for November and the first week or so of December, but after that I’m closed down until the last half of March. I’ve just had to cancel too many programs during those months over the years. [The weather could be bad on this end or that end. Some cancellations do happen, but we try to avoid it. 😉 ]

Just because I have Humanities slots doesn’t mean you can’t book direct. I’ve actually had more direct bookings this year than I have in years. Get in touch for specifics. info@trundlebedtales.com

Programs

  • One-Room School Program for classes Wednesday, October 16, 2019. (Not open to the public)
  • One-Room School Program for classes Wednesday, October 23, 2019. (Not open to the public)
  • One-Room School Program for classes Wednesday, October 30, 2019. (Not open to the public)

That’s it for this month so far, but it’s not too late. If you’d like me to come present near you make sure to tell your local library, museum or civic group.   Learn more here:
https://trundlebedtales.wordpress.com/booking-a-program
Find descriptions of the various programs available:
https://trundlebedtales.wordpress.com/program-descriptions

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.

I’m Back Home! 2019

I have to apologize that during September I got very little posted. That’s true here, on the podcast, on the video channels, and even on my attempted Day by Day for On the Way Home on Twitter.

Sarah in Pepin Photo Board – Thanks to Gracie for taking the photo!

On the plus side I’ve been accomplishing a lot that you haven’t seen. After doing a refresh getting “A Long Way Home” ready for Hoover and presenting I visited Midwest Old Threshers the first weekend. The second weekend was Laura Days in Pepin, Wisconsin and the third weekend was Wilder Days in Mansfield, Missouri. I didn’t get quite as much as I might have sent out on Instagram/Twitter/Facebook while I was there I took a lot of photos and I’m going to have some great new photos added to all my photo based presentations for 2010. I also took a lot of video so as soon as I edited, there should be lots of videos coming out and even more unboxing videos.

So I thank you for your forbearance and hope you’ll start seeing a lot of new content published soon!

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.

Unboxing Videos

A screenshot of my current Unboxing Playlist

Unboxing is a big trend on YouTube. Basically it’s a video of someone opening a package of something, showing what it REALLY looks like not just what the ads or the catalog show. I recently decided that people might want a look at my Laura Ingalls Wilder collection purchases so I’ve put together some Unboxing Videos. Some are going to be mail orders and I figure I’ll do my treasures I get in person from the giftshops. Take a look!

Unboxing Videos One By One

So far I’ve done four and here they are!

Unboxing Mansfield – This an order of a few small things I wanted, plus their new china shepherdess replica.

Unboxing Laura Ingalls Wilder T-Shirt Party – For various reasons I happened to get several T-shirts from a couple of the homesites at once. I have an extra mannequin torso laying around – like you do – and used it to model the T-shirts. I don’t think I’ll have the heart to show them on a hanger again!

Unboxing Pass Around Basket – Depending the program and the audience I sometimes take a small bushel basket of touchables with me when I present. I bought some burlap to upgrade my basket and that gave me an excuse to share with you everything in my basket.

Unboxing Cat’s Meow – This time we get Independence’s version of a shepherdess figure and the new batch of Cat’s Meow collectibles kicked off by Lauri Goforth.

Those are all I’ve done so far, but just to keep this update, here’s the link to the playlist which should show any future episodes. They show up in the as loaded order so it will always show the top video again in the preview. Check the top right hand corner for the 1/x, x being however many I currently have or just click on it to open the full list and check the end.

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.