Tuesday, April 10, 2012

SMC on the Prairie

I'm sure I've mentioned it before, I LOVE Little House on the Prairie! It has been on repeats for a while on CTS & I have been watching some favourite past episodes...it makes me smile that now Elena gets excited for that opening music & loves to watch Mary, Laura & Carrie run down that hill, she even giggles sometimes when Carrie falls.

Recently the 2 Part Episode, Remember Me, was on...this is the one where Patricia Neal stars as the Widow Sanderson, she's dying & asks Charles to find a family for her 3 children, John, Carl & Alicia. He does his best but is unable to find a family that will take all 3 children.

The part of the episode I found most interesting was that Charles considered allowing Mrs. Olsen's cousin from Minnesota to adopt Alicia...Mrs. Olsen's cousin was a SINGLE WOMAN. This is an episode written in the mid-seventies about life in the the 1870s. Though brief, it was nice to see a positive portrayal of a SMC, especially on my favourite show!


  1. It was one of my favourites growing up :-)
    And yes, nice to learn that almost 150 years ago SMC was not considered a bad option

  2. Love that show, one of my first childhood crushes was actually on Albert Ingalls! I am really surprised to find out about the SMC storyline, pretty big deal for the 1970's (though I'm sure it was not at all based on the 1870's, as women would not have had any rights really).

  3. I really don't remember that episode at all! Now I'm going to have to look for it! I love LHOtP. The books and the show.


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