Monday, August 8, 2011

A Day Off

I spent the day with my two youngest granddaughters. We went to Mansfield to see the home of Laura Ingals Wilder. It was a great day.
No matter how many motivational speakers I hear, a trip to her home is always encouraging. When the guide says she began writing her famous 'Little House' books at the age of sixty-five, I grab those words with hope in my heart.
To see how she wrote is humbling. No computer, not even a typewriter. She wrote on Big Chief tablets. And it worked. People around the world fell in love with her books long before there was a television show. Her books are wonderful and her life inspiring.
That is how I spent my day off. Now back at it, with renewed hope.


  1. Glad you had a good day. It's always nice to be inspired by other writers.

  2. I've been wanting to visit Laura Ingals Wilder's home. I had no idea she didn't start writing her books until she was 65. Yes, that's very motivational and inspiring! There IS hope! Good post, Brenda!

  3. I've been meaning to get to the Laura Ingal's home...and I know you're going to be writing an article about it, right?

  4. That's amazing that Laura Ingalls Wilder started so late in life. Wow. That takes the pressure off. We have MANY years to become a success, right?! :)

    I've read all of her books many times over and bought the collection for my daughter when she was younger. Now, I want to go visit the famed house. Great post!