Little House on the Prairie: The Musical

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Jen_W Jennifer Worick, contributor
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Its hard to top a Holly Hobbie birthday cake.

It's hard to top a Holly Hobbie birthday cake.

Photo: Some member of the Worick family

I know this isn't exactly craft related but I can't resist, seeing as I love all things prairie. Here's a New York Times piece on The Little House on the Prairie musical. I wish I could go. I mean, Melissa Gilbert playing Ma? Come on. Seriously. I don't have any photos of when I dressed up as Laura for my town's sesquecentennial back in the 70s but I do have this great shot of the Holly Hobbie cake my mom made for my birthday back in the day. Don't you just love the rural blue-collarness of it all?

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gracie_girl writes: I have one season of Little House on the Prairie signed out from our public library right now. We can request books or DVD's online, and the staff find our items and hold them for us. It's a real time saver. My young daughter jumps up and down every time I manage to get a new season in to watch.

I still remember watching the show as a young girl. I think it was our families favorite show. Have you seen the "Love Comes Softly" series--based on books by Janette Okes and directed by Michael Landon Jr.? Quite similar to Little House and also quite enjoyable.

I remember my cousin dressing up as Holly Hobbie for a parade celebrating the centennial of Alexander Graham Bell's telephone invention! Does that date me or what?
Posted: 11:17 pm on August 17th
ArtSmith writes: My absolute favorite TV show EVER was "Little House on the Prarie"! I did everything I could to become 'Laura' and even wore my hair in braids all the time. I loved the costumes, especially the bonnets! lol! Oh, and the shoes!

I'm 41 years old and still watch the reruns and have tried my very best to get my own children interested...including going outside at night, building a fire in the fire pit and roasting marshmallows and reading stories-"Little House on the Prarie" books, of course. But for some reason, they just don't get it, and that makes me sad.

I have NEVER heard about the new musical, but I have to see it...I hope they travel with it. I'm going to have to go find out more. Thanks for posting about it!
Posted: 7:23 pm on August 4th
patsijean writes: The Little House on the Praire article made me misty-eyed. I hope the production does well. I was too old to dress up, but I bet you were cute as a button.
Posted: 10:02 am on July 29th
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