Monday, March 22, 2010

Little House On The Prairie

Abby has been reading the Little House on the Prairie series all school year. We have talked about visiting the Little House ever since we moved here but just haven't made it. Well, what better time than while you are in the midst of reading it? We finally made it last week while the kids were on spring break! Abby LOVED it!! I think it was good for her to really see what the places look like that she has been reading about.

Abby was very excited to see this figurine on the mantle in the house because it was something very special to Laura in the book.
Seeing the kids out in front of the house puts into perspective just how little the house really is!

I can't imagine traveling this way!

The post office. (Click on the green "the post office" on the left to learn more about it.)

The school. (Click on the green "the school" on the left to learn more about it.)
This is amazing! Click on the picture and read what it says. Some sound a bit crazy. Some I think should be adopted again.

Luke was more interested in checking out the cows than the buildings... Ben is such an awesome big brother!

Of course, Ben and Abby had to check out the outhouse...

This is a "Sears house". Do you know what that is? I didn't, but I do now! Sears used to sell houses. You would pick out the house that you wanted from the Sears catalog and they would ship it to you in pieces and you would build it! Can you believe that?! That's why so many houses looked so similar. This particular house was built in the 1870's!

I'm so glad we finally made it up to Independence to see this!


Becca said...

Fun, fun! Just curious, which rules do you think should be used today???

Kelly said...

That's really cool! I would love to go visit! How fun that she got to do that while reading the books!

Nana-Judy said...

Thanks for posting this. This is something I have always wanted to do. There is a house in Mansfield Missouri [near Springfield] where she wrote these books. another place I want to visit.
Ron and I lived in a Sears house back in the mid 60's. It was right next to the railroad in a little bitty town we lived in for about 6 months. I had never heard of them before then either. [Karen's Mom]

Anonymous said...

Great pics. I hadn't ever heard of the SEARS houses before and am surprised to find out my parents lived in one. I was thinking the same thing as Becca on the rules. I also loved that they had that figure on the mantel. I really enjoyed these books and am glad Abby's reading them and had a chance to "see" what she is reading. :O)

Jamie said...

I was just kidding about the rules! I think it's a bit much! But hey, you never know...