When Almanzo stopped the stage coach to talk to Laura and she accepted his proposal after they had broken up, he said they will go to Sleepy Eye to tell her parents they have made up and going to get married, he said they will pick Eliza Jane on the way. He should have taken the wagon and took Albert, Carrie and Grace with them. Albert, Carrie and Grace got cheated out seeing both their older sister get married. They didn't get to go to Adam and Mary's wedding or Laura and Almanzo's. I know Laura and Almanzo's was a last minute decision to wed that day, but they should have thought about her brother and sisters.