Tuesday, July 13, 2010

Little Bear Does Little House

Hi Kids,

Have you read any of Laura Ingalls Wilder's books? They're really good. She tells the story of her life as a pioneer -- and she traveled even more than I do! Only she didn't get to fly or go in a car -- she rode in a covered wagon.

When she was very little her family moved from Wisconsin to Kansas where they built the little house on the prairie. For a long time no one was sure where they lived. A few years ago, a couple of ladies went on a search to find the exact spot. They looked in the census and found the Wilders house. Then they looked at land records and by locating their neighbors, they found a piece of land that had an old well on it. It was the well that Laura's dad dug. And that's all that was left. (The well has been repaired so nobody can fall in.)

Today there's a reproduction of the cabin on the site. And inside, it's just like Laura described in her book.

There was even a little girl there -- she was visiting, like me -- dressed like Laura. She climbed up in a wagon and held me. What a nice new friend.

Your friend,

Little Bear