Who would have thought that a television series about the difficulties of those who lived a "prairie" life would have a successful run of nine years; from 1974-1983 in which the Ingalls family faced the challenges of Indians, weather, loneliness, and Nellie Olson. Other than Laura, Nellie was my favorite character, I could not get enough of the girl fights between Laura and Nellie. Click here to see the best ever! Every week, I watched the show faithfully and wondered what trouble Half Pint would find herself in after she kicked Nellie's spoiled ass, but I digress, let me get back to how I lived breathed, slept and ate nothing but Little House. This is how bad it was:
1. I had a Little House lunch box, but didn't use it, (more on that later)
2. I had a Little House sleeping bag that I slept in every night, and did so on the floor in order to get in touch with my concept of what a hard prairie life was like.
3. I refused to answer to any name but Laura for about six months....I drove my mother crazy with this one. My first grade teacher actually thought I had a mental disorder.
4. As a follow up to #3, I addressed and refereed to my sister Debbie as Nellie. Oh, did she love this when I was in my "prairie" mood and did this when her jr-high school friends were around. I got my ass kicked a lot for this one.
5. I would only eat peanut butter and jelly sandwiches with a red, it had to be red apple, and a carton of milk for lunch when I went to school. Why? I don't know other than this is what I thought a "prairie" lunch consisted of.
The worst and what I mean as the most embarrassing thing I did in order to show my devotion to my favorite television show was......I wore my hair in braids all the time, I never took my braids out, and I wore a yellow flowered bonnet to school, and I carried my lunch not in my Little House lunch box, but noooooo I carried my lunch in a metal bucket just like Laura and Mary did. Oh, and to really embarrass my sister "Nellie" I used to don the bonnet and skip behind her and her friends when she was trying to be all cool and the leader of the pack while we all walked home from school.
I was a real piece of work as a kid; kind of funny too.
Check out the following clips of Little House moments and a tribute to Laura Ingaless Laugh Lines, Outtakes, A Tribute to Laura Ingalls Wilder, Real People Of Laura' s Time, Nellie being the bitch that she is
I loved Little House and still love it! I have seen every episode and I have read every one of the books in the series, and to this day when I am channel surfing and come across an episode, I stop, make myself a peanut butter and jelly sandwich, don my bonnet, and enjoy the show.