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Conversations with a Weasel [Sep. 17th, 2009|10:02 pm]
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Ferrett: So, the kid in Farmer Boy. Does he ever, like, make a reappearance in the Little House books?

Me: Almanzo?

Ferrett: Yeah, him.

Me: Well, yeah. He's marries Laura.

Ferrett [recoiling]: I just wanted to know if there was a reason for his story! You didn't have to spoil it for me.

Me: Sorry, I thought you knew!

[moment of silence]

Me: Didn't his last name being Wilder give you a hint?

[another moment of silence]

Ferrett: Um...no. Not really.
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[User Picture]From: quizzicalsphinx
2009-09-18 02:15 am (UTC)
Just don't tell him what happens to Cap Garland.
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[User Picture]From: zoethe
2009-09-18 02:20 am (UTC)
The Long Winter is probably my favorite book of the series.
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[User Picture]From: kisekinotenshi
2009-09-18 02:17 am (UTC)
That is incredibly funny (and I am really, really tired). XD

I think in another couple years I can re-read the Little House books. They were unfortunately spoiled for me because of my year spent at Laura Ingalls Wilder Elementary School, in Springfield, MO. Worst year of my entire life at the time it was happening, and although only part of it was the school's fault, it still spoiled the series for me for the rest of my childhood and early adulthood. Fun fact: the school sport was juggling.
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[User Picture]From: zoethe
2009-09-18 02:23 am (UTC)
I'm sorry! I read them voraciously as I could get them from the library - they only had one copy of each. Rather a different experience, I fear.
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From: ericatrandom
2009-09-18 02:17 am (UTC)
He talks in small fonts?
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[User Picture]From: zoethe
2009-09-18 02:24 am (UTC)
Yes, when he is embarrassed.
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From: wildcelticrose
2009-09-18 02:19 am (UTC)
I just spit martini out my nose reading that ;)
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[User Picture]From: zoethe
2009-09-18 02:24 am (UTC)
My work here is done.
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[User Picture]From: zoethe
2009-09-18 02:30 am (UTC)
Spoilers have a shelf-life of rather less than 60 years, I fear.

I've never actually finished Farmer Boy. I need to do that.
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[User Picture]From: aiela
2009-09-18 02:40 am (UTC)
...well, at least I get to use my favorite icon...
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[User Picture]From: zoethe
2009-09-18 02:41 am (UTC)
At least he's reading them!!!
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[User Picture]From: yndy
2009-09-18 07:03 am (UTC)
Thank you!

I was trying to figure out a good series to share with the kidlet.

Anne of Avonlea (etc) is a bit too grown up as yet. The "Lucretia Ann on the Oregon Trail" trilogy is her age, but so far removed timewise that little reading and much explaining happens (too detail oriented - try explaining to a child that can pause television and uses cellphones why it was a big deal to have a party dress sewn by your grandmother you'd probably never see again when you left... kills the mood)

I think the Little House books are just about right for this stage. They are a little more accessible.

But I missed something. Why is Ferrett reading them?
(Unless he's getting in touch with his inner grade school girl?)

p.s. the TV show actually ruined them for me - why I wouldn't watch the Anne of Green Gables show. Lesson learned! :)
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[User Picture]From: wdomburg
2009-09-18 10:57 am (UTC)
Hey, some of us read them as grade school boys too, dammit! :)
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[User Picture]From: miripanda
2009-09-18 11:55 am (UTC)
hahaha...when I was a kid it didn't occur to me either - I didn't even really process that Laura "Ingalls Wilder" was two names. Nor did I really process that her parents last name was just Ingalls.

Side question - did Ferrett really think there was just a random detour into an entirely different first person narrative who would never then be heard from again?! :P
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[User Picture]From: zoethe
2009-09-18 01:20 pm (UTC)
[shrug] He wondered.
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[User Picture]From: elgatocurioso
2009-09-18 01:05 pm (UTC)
bwah hahaha.... I've never read the series, but my sisters were all about them. Ferret is hilarious, even when he's not trying ;).
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[User Picture]From: zoethe
2009-09-18 01:22 pm (UTC)
Yes, it was one of those, "Oh, I am totally blogging this!" moments.
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[User Picture]From: mplsindygirl
2009-09-18 04:48 pm (UTC)
That is beyond cute.
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[User Picture]From: phillipalden
2009-09-18 05:01 pm (UTC)
My sister loves those books and is crazy for Laura Ingles (sp?) Wilder. She quotes from her books all the time, or relates a story from them.
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[User Picture]From: candiedheart
2009-09-18 11:42 pm (UTC)
I never read those books, and my mom owns the whole collection.

Maybe I should get them from her and do my inner little girl a favor.
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[User Picture]From: zoethe
2009-09-20 06:33 pm (UTC)
They are actually quite good.
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[User Picture]From: zoethe
2009-09-20 06:44 pm (UTC)
That is an absolutely marvelous memory! Thank you for sharing!
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