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Continued: The long, hungry winter of Laura Ingalls Wilder

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“The focus on food in the ‘Little House’ books becomes a celebration of what was joyful about their lives in the midst of complete insecurity and what we would term ‘poverty,’ though that’s clearly not how she [Wilder] saw it. She was grateful for whatever they had.”

I am, too, including those double-insulated windows and the grocery store down the block. And for the reminder from Wilder: Don’t take food for granted.

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