Blast Into the Past With William Anderson

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We remember not the summer
in this whirling blinding snow.
We remember not the summer
in this land of cold and woe.
I will leave this frozen region.

We remember not the summer
in this whirling blinding snow.
We remember not the summer
in this land of cold and woe.
I will leave this frozen region.
I will travel travel farther South.
If you say one word against it
I will hit you in the mouth!
-Laura Ingalls Wilder

This is a poem by Laura Ingalls Wilder. She wrote it in 1881. She was a famous author and pioneer, and was most well known for the Little House books. William Anderson wrote many books about her life and family. His first book about the Ingalls Family was “The Story of The Ingalls Family” and was first published in March of 1993. He has published many books about the Ingalls and Wilder families since.

To celebrate Laura Ingalls Wilder’s birthday on February 7th, William Anderson gave a speech about the Ingalls family. Anderson described Laura’s books as forerunners of the “Harry Potter” series.

Anderson presented this speech with a slide show. This show included pictures of each recreated home of the Ingalls and Wilders families. He described his long search for information on Laura Ingalls. Anderson recalled visiting all the Ingalls homes in his childhood and writing a letter to Rose Wilder who contributed to the Little House books. Anderson described working as a tour guide for one of the Ingalls old homes. He has a wealth of knowledge about Laura’s family from his experience, for example he stated an uncommonly known fact that Laura and Almanzo moved to Mississippi with only $100.00 and with this money bought Rocky Ridge Farm, where they lived until they died.

Anderson never thought he would be writing about Laura Ingalls. He advises. anybody wishing to be a biographer for someone who is dead to talk to anyone you can who knew the person. Anderson’s favorite books from the Little House series are “Farmer Boy” and “ The Long Winter”.