Death of Laura Ingalls Wilder

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Laura c. 1885 (source)

Laura Ingalls Wilder
February 7th, 1867 – February 10th, 1957

The Little House books are stories of long ago.  Today our way of living and our schools are much different; so many things have made living and learning easier.  But the real things haven’t changed.  It is still best to be honest and truthful; to make the most of what we have; to be happy with the simple pleasures and to be cheerful and have courage when things go wrong.  Great improvements in living have been made because every American has always been free to pursue his happiness, and so long as Americans are free they will continue to make our country ever more wonderful.

– Excerpt from Laura’s “Letter to Children”, 1950s

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