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!