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‘Little House on the Prairie’ taught life lessons

Old Wagon and deserted town

By Alvin Richardson -- Published Tuesday, February 28, 2012

My wife told me the other day that Karen Grassle recently turned 70.

For many of you, that tidbit of information may be meaningless, but it was reminiscent of a television show that put a lot of valuable ideas in my head.

Karen Grassle played the role of Carolyn Ingalls in “Little House on the Prairie,” and along with her husband, Charles Ingalls (played by Michael Landon) and their family, portrayed life in a 19th-century rural setting in the Midwest.

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These Things I Wish For You

young girl using a slingshot

This essay is attributed to Paul Harvey, as it has circled the Internet for some time now. But Paul Harvey did not write it. The true author, Lee Pitts, published the nostalgic essay in 2000 in the book "Chicken Soup for the Golden Soul." Paul Harvey does use material written by Lee Pitts from time to time, and he did read this particular essay (crediting Pitts, of course) during his September 6, 1997 broadcast.


By Lee Pitts

We tried so hard to make things better for our kids that we made them worse.

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Quotations About Mothers

mother kissing her daughter

"A rich child often sits in a poor mother's lap. " -- Danish Proverb

"Each day of our lives we make deposits in the memory banks of our children. " -- Charles R. Swindoll

"If you want your children to turn out well, spend twice as much time with them, and half as much money." -- Abigail Van Buren

"My mother was the making of me." (Thomas Alva Edison)

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