We’re headed to Jersey today to take part in LaurapaloozaIn preparation, I am finally read this New Yorker article about Laura Ingalls Wilder and her daughter, Rose that everyone keeps talking about (kind of dark); and asked friends to share any anecdotes they remember about the Ingalls family reusing things and making things from scrap. Hands down the most vividly recalled example was Laura and Mary making a balloon out of a pig bladder and playing catch. Things made from scrap fabrics was a close second. What do you remember from the Laura Ingalls Wilder books and Little House on the Prairie the TV show?

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2 Responses to “Laurapalooza!”

  1. Gia Says:

    I remember the big bladder ball so vividly from the books! A corncob doll was another treasured craft. There is also this really great book I found at Powell’s in Portland which has some crafts you can do at home to emulate prarie life. Since I grew up wishing I lived on the banks of Plumb Creek, there may be a kindred spirit out there who would enjoy the book like I do. I found it online too:

    Have fun at Laurapalooza!

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