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Fifteen Year Old Laura Lives Apart From Her Family For The First Time, Teaching School In A Claim Shanty Twelve Miles From Home She Is Very Homesick, But Keeps At It So That She Can Help Pay For Her Sister Mary S Tuition At The College For The Blind During School Vacations Laura Has Fun With Her Singing Lessons, Going On Sleigh Rides, And Best Of All, Helping Almanzo Wilder Drive His New Buggy Friendship Soon Turns To Love For Laura And Almanzo In The Romantic Conclusion Of This Little House BookCorrelates To The Common Core State Standards In English Language Arts

10 thoughts on “These Happy Golden Years

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    This is the book I read the night before I got married ten years ago The reason for this I think that These Happy Golden Years is the first book that I ever read in which a courtship and marriage was described in any detail I was probably 8 or 9 on first reading of it It seemed eminently suitable to read before my own marriage.The book makes me happy inside, the gentle way that Laura and Almanzo become a couple and go out on rides together Almanzo s persistence in courting Laura, and the fact that he collected her every week in freezing winter weather from the first school she taught is beautiful The times spent with friends and family, and happy teaching experiences for Laura are also lovely to read She s a woman who knows she s loved and loves back wholeheartedly But the book is also bittersweet It s the last proper Little House book The First Four Years doesn t count as far as I m concerned and everyone is growing up or growing old and it s that moment of change from child teen to adult, dependence to independence that makes it so poignant.

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    I read this after visiting De Smet, and it was so lovely to be able to fix this unabashedly romantic YA novel firmly in its real life location On our last day in South Dakota we drove all around the lakes Spirit Lake and Lakes Thompson and Henry and out to the former tree claim where Laura and Almanzo s first home was, and so in reading this book I was able to take a little nostalgia trip of my own, following the paths of their buggy rides.I love Laura and Almanzo s courtship which is really what this book is about He is so patient and so determined, and in some way, though he s the older and worldly of the two of them, he s shy And Laura really takes her time figuring out whether or not they are right for each other Almanzo seems pretty sure all along Late in the book when Mary asks her, Do you really want to leave home to marry that Wilder boy Laura protests, He isn t that Wilder boy any , Mary He is Almanzo I guess it s because we just seem to belong together She means that.Other notes I love Laura s joy when she comes home from the Brewster School for the first time I love appreciating her loving, cheerful, practical family in a way that even she herself has never appreciated it before, and her own sober realization about how lucky she is Yeah, so, this book, along with Lloyd Alexander s The High King , Alan Garner s The Weirdstone of Brisingamen , and JRR Tolkien s The Fellowship of the Ring are the books that taught me before I hit my teens all about the human body s reactions to cold and the dangers and symptoms of freezing to death OH I forgot about Laura going to live with the McKees one summer to help them hold down their claim They take the train to Manchester SD It is seven miles to the west of De Smet We went there, too, on our trip The ENTIRE TOWN was destroyed by a tornado in 2003 There is literally nothing left but a mangled railway sign, a memorial, and the fabled town pump which miraculously survived It is officially classified as a Ghost Town Wikipedia entry about Manchester SD Yeah, video footage of THAT TORNADO by seriously insane storm spotters This thing is HALF A MILE WIDE and they are like 100 yards away from it Anyone born since about 1920 has SERIOUSLY MISSED OUT ON THE PLEASURES OF SLEIGH RIDING Damn it.Best quotation in this book The wind was blowing, but not too hard, and everyone was so happy and gay for it was only twenty degrees below zero and the sun shone.

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    I am very bitter about the 100 organ Pa insisted Laura needed to buy for Mary to play during her visits home for a couple of weeks every other year or something This was the money nobody could afford to waste.

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    These Happy Golden Years is book eight of the autobiographical series of novels, and we know from the first that Laura Ingalls will become Laura Ingalls Wilder so we are just waiting for that ring to appear, since we first met him a few books ago This book spans the years from when Laura is not yet 16 and works in the Brewster School until the time she is married at 18 He isn t that Wilder boy any , Mary He is Almanzo I guess it s because we just seem to belong together This is, as with the others, a family car listen, over the river and through the woods to Grandmother s house we went I have to say I was not up for a book that announces its theme and tone in the title, but hey, the tale of the fifteen year old Laura s first teaching experience in a shanty, 12 miles from home, was interesting to this lifelong teacher, and moments of her courtship with Almanzo Wilder had us literally laughing aloud and cheering.Highlights When Almanzo picks her up in a snowstorm, it is BELOW 40 degrees below zero, and she almost collapses from hypothermia When they make it home Papa says the ball at the base of the thermometer actually had frozen Later she says she is happy being outside in the sunlight when it is only twenty degrees below zero Those sleigh and buggy rides with Almanzo Can one ever hear sleigh bells the same way again Laura s informing Almanzo that she won t be able to swear an oath to always obey him He immediately agrees, but asks her if she is a feminist like his sister Well, not that I want the vote, or anything, but I just don t think I can swear in advance to something I may not be able to do He takes her for rides and then she also takes the reins eventually for a full year, doing nothing else with her, even after she has discouraged him from approaching her for romance He knows she is the one, and persists The first time he puts his arm around her, she pulls the reins and forces him to take them with two hands he understands this move, and does not touch her again for many months later Saint Almanzo When and only when she gets the ring does she allow him to kiss her just once before dropping her off at her door Saint Almanzo Another age, another time The Ingalls seeing their child of 18 leave home with Almanzo bittersweet.A love story, and a sweet one, to essentially finish the series, yay

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    These happy golden years are passing by, these happy golden years Arguably the most recognizable quote from the eighth book in the series and rightly so We transition from girlhood to adulthood by having Laura slowly, but surly, fall love I distinctly remember that this was the first time that I mourned the loss of a character I was in fifth grade and the book Laura was still alive Yet, I remember sadness and sorrow The Laura we knew has grown into a woman It s no longer Ma, Pa and Laura Gone are the days spent roasting the pig s tail and singing along to Pa s fiddle This was the first time I had realized that I would someday leave my parents I sincerely wish we could ve had books for this series prior to Laura marrying Almanzo Or even written by Laura as her daughter grew up.Audiobook CommentsRead by Cherry Jones and accompanied by Paul Woodiel on the fiddle together they really brought the audio alive Loved it.YouTube Blog Instagram Twitter Snapchat miranda.reads Happy Reading

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    Imagine life before cars,phones,recorded music,electricity,ect A simpler time, before all the hustle and bustle of the modern day All the little house books are the stories of Laura Ingalls life Its very interesting reading about how life was back in the 1800s I promise you will feel greatful for all modern day luxuries, after reading this She gives alot of amazing details of how things were done, so you even learn alot about history with these books I love this series,and no matter if your 13 or 83 these books are a great read.

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    I think this is my favorite Laura Ingalls Wilder book I really like Almanzo and his horses and it s just an amazing book.

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    Ok so how could I not put my favorite LHOTP book on my bookshelf I can t There just ain t better readin than a little LHOTP Especially with a little fiddle music in the background while wearing a bonnet.

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    What a lovely courtship so simple and innocent, just two young people comfortable in each other s company Laura comes into her own making money as a teacher and surprisingly she enjoys it I actually had a hard time reading those parts they reminded me so much of my first years teaching the struggle to be firm yet fun Always at this time of the year I yearn for those days when I decorated my classroom to some fanciful theme and watched the children s faces for their reaction Mary goes off to college and is quite successful She doesn t use blindness as an excuse to give up on life Perseverance continues to be the theme of these books No one in the Ingalls family gets discouraged They all realize that they make their own luck and results depend upon the work you complete Lots of songs in this book Music is quite beloved to this family I started of with Big Woods knowing all of the songs By now I m learning all sorts of new ones I can t get over how quickly one can read these books Within several hours the pages just fly by I always finish feeling so happy.

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