I think it was Mrs. Kurtz in first grade that introduced me to the Little House books. She read Little House in the Big Woods to us. I can remember when she got to the part where Pa gives Laura a spanking. Isn't that weird? Maybe it's because I was afraid of my own Pa giving me one. I don't know. Then I think Mrs. Rothaar in third grade read one or more of the series. I know I read the whole set of books myself, and I've read Little House in the Big Woods to a couple of my classes over the years, but I really should go back and reread them all. Just for kicks.At home we watched the show, but I wouldn't say we were the most loyal of fans. We may have missed an episode or two, but when the series ended and they blew up the town, I remember my mom and I bawling our eyes out and my dad looking at us like we were the two craziest people he'd ever met.
I loved Laura Ingalls Wilder. Didn't you?