Monday, July 25, 2011

Horse Crazy



I love Little House on the Prairie!  I was in grade school in the 1970’s and grew up watching Laura every Monday, channel 12 @ 7 p.m.  That type of T.V. doesn’t exist anymore.  Lessons of life, love, family, character, honesty, love of God  - my how T.V. has changed.   Thank the Lord for the Hallmark channel (and re-runs). 

I have many favorite episodes and many have made me cry (still do). The story of Laura’s horse has to be top of the list for me.  Did any of you watch Little House?  Do you remember how Laura sold her horse to Mr. Olson so she could buy her ma a stove for Christmas?  How about when Nelllie was mean to the horse and Laura stole it so Mrs. Olson couldn't destroy it?  Or, when Laura ran into the fence and her grandpa told her the horse would be o.k. and then pa had to shoot it.  “TEAR JERKER!” 

I do love horses.  My daughters each have one:  Peppy and Jack.  It was my hope that I could recreate for them the type of relationship Laura had with her horse.  I hope someday, when they are older and on their own, they can look back at the days when they were young and be thankful for the experiences they had living out here.
Blessings from Wisconsin.
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TexWisGirl said...

little girls and horses just belong together...

Sherry Sutherby said...

Although we don't have TV, every Christmas I watch the video (on YouTube)where Laura "sells" Bunny to the Olsens in exchange for a new stove for her Ma...only to realize Pa made her a new saddle for her horse. I always loved Bunny and the love that horse shared with Laura...good for you for creating that love with your girls. Here's the link:

Faye Henry said...

Just today I noticed that I had a whole set of Laura's book up in the clubhouse.. I thought I should read them again..I forget how many times I have but our daughter loved them..
I grew up with horses but we don't have any now..
You have a lovely place there, dear..
Take care...

Country Girl said...

Oh yes! We have seasons 1 - 8 on dvd and they are by far a favorite around here! I've always dreamed of having a horse...