Monday, February 7, 2011

Laura Ingalls Wilder - Sending Birthday Wishes to the Little House on the Prairie

The famous author of the Little House on the Prairie books only lived in Iowa for two short years.  Her family had wondering ways and her father helped to run a hotel for a spell when she was young.  The hotel still stands and is set in the rolling hills of Northeast Iowa. Alyssa was very excited to visit and apart from dodging a loose dairy cow on the roadside the trip to Burr Oak a couple of years ago was quaint if not spectacular, certainly worth a brief detour if you happen to be in the area.
Laura shares a birthday with Ashton Kutcher, two more different cultural icons likely do not exist, but Iowa is a tie that binds even the most radically different of souls.  

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