On this day, in 1974, the television drama Little House on the Prairie first premiered on T.V. I know I grew up watching the series, countless times, in re-runs. As a little girl, I joined many other little girls in my desire to wear braids and be Laura Ingalls.
What a joy it is to mark this occasion and share it with all of you... as well as share the wonderful tribute INSP is giving this family TV drama today!
|chalkboard image via: INSP|
via INSP --- "It's been 40 years since Charles, Caroline, and the girls entered our homes and our hearts! Enjoy the first episode, then join the Ingalls family as they reminisce about life in Walnut Grove."
The Little House on the Prairie 40th Anniversary Celebration:
5pm A Harvest of Friends
The Ingalls family settles on the banks of Plum Creek in Walnut Grove. Once their house is built, Charles faces the difficulties of working multiple jobs in order to pay for his farming equipment and an accident may make that impossible.
6pm The Little House Years Part 1 of 3
When the Ingalls’ get together for Thanksgiving, the family shares stories of their favorite memories. This episode is filled with many flashbacks of Little House on the Prairie’s greatest, most memorable moments.
7pm The Little House Years Part 2 of 3
The walk down memory road continues as the Ingalls family shares stories of their favorite memories. This episode also shares many flashbacks of Little House on the Prairie’s greatest, most memorable moments.
8pm The Little House Years Part 3 of 3
At Thanksgiving, the Ingalls family shares stories of their favorite memories. This show contains flashbacks of Little House on the Prairie’s greatest episodes. With all the stories fresh in her mind, Laura mentions that she hopes to write a book about her special memories.
(schedule & episode details above via: INSP)
*There will also be "Pop-Ups" during the shows, on INSP, to give us a behind-the-scenes look on this wonderful series.
With great fondness, I hold this series close to my heart. Michael Landon co-created something so beautiful and lasting... the treasure of the Ingalls family that lived in that Little House... their trials, their triumphs, their everyday joys and struggles... we were there to watch it all and see the family grow, the children be married, and have children of their own. It truly is a wonderful, heartwarming series, I will always hold dear.
I hope you and your family will enjoy this trip back to Walnut Grove and the Little House on the Prairie!