Today is the birthday of Laura Elizabeth Ingalls Wilder. She was born Laura Elizabeth Ingalls near Pepin, Wisconsin in 1867. When she was 63 years old she started writing about her pioneer childhood in books such as Little House in the Big Woods (1932) and Little House on the Prairie (1935).
Cherub 4 has just recently begun reading Little House In The Big Woods, and is loving the classic story just as our "big kids" did, and just as DadToCherubs and I did when we were children.
Photo: From left, Carrie, Mary, and Laura Ingalls (1870s).