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PostSubject: Willie and Rachel at the Wilder's Boarding House   Fri Jan 21, 2011 1:08 am

I was watching Come Let Us Reason Together on YouTube today, and I realized something I never thought of before. When Nellie and Percival ran the hotel and restaurant, they lived there. But when Willie decides to flunk out of college to marry Rachel, they move into the Wilder's Boarding House, which is miles outside of town. Why would they take on that expense and why would they want to live so far out of town? The restaurant served breakfast, so they would need to be there early.

I know I'm thinking about this way too much, but humor me.


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PostSubject: Re: Willie and Rachel at the Wilder's Boarding House   Fri Jan 21, 2011 11:30 pm

I never thought about it, but I guess it's another of those weird LHotP inconsistencies and mysteries. It seems I have a question like that after watching many episodes. For example, I just watched "Dance With Me" from my DVD collection, and I had to wonder whatever happened to Toby Noe and Amanda Cooper? I don't think they were ever mentioned again.


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PostSubject: Re: Willie and Rachel at the Wilder's Boarding House   Fri Jan 21, 2011 11:32 pm

bethandmanly wrote:
Why would they take on that expense and why would they want to live so far out of town?

One word: Harriet. batEyes
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PostSubject: Re: Willie and Rachel at the Wilder's Boarding House   Sat Jan 22, 2011 12:15 am

lol I was thinking of what Savannah said. Could you really blame them for getting several miles out of town?


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PostSubject: Re: Willie and Rachel at the Wilder's Boarding House   Sat Jan 22, 2011 12:39 am

Yes. And this single word resumes all the answers we can have about this issue. grinsmiley

Ohhh, poor Harriet! And poor Willie and Rachel! HeeHee

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PostSubject: Re: Willie and Rachel at the Wilder's Boarding House   Sat Jan 22, 2011 10:33 am

Yes, I was thinking Harriet as well.


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PostSubject: Re: Willie and Rachel at the Wilder's Boarding House   Sat Jan 22, 2011 2:41 pm

Harriet is the answer for me.....after Nellie married, Harriet took to Willie more and more and just about drove him crazy, so when he married and had the opportunity, he ran.....Do you blame him?!?!?! HeeHee I did love how he and Nels bonded so well when Willie finally matured...... Thumbsup



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PostSubject: Re: Willie and Rachel at the Wilder's Boarding House   Sat Jan 22, 2011 5:47 pm

Yeah, I get that, but logistically it made no sense.


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PostSubject: Re: Willie and Rachel at the Wilder's Boarding House   Sat Jan 22, 2011 8:53 pm

It kind of makes sense to me when you consider Harriet's mean-spiritedness and determination. Anywhere in town, Harriet would be sure to pester them non-stop and try to control everything, and they wanted to build a relationship together. Maybe the cost and distance were worth it to them for the peace they gained.
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PostSubject: Re: Willie and Rachel at the Wilder's Boarding House   Sat Jan 22, 2011 11:23 pm

Savannah wrote:
Maybe the cost and distance were worth it to them for the peace they gained.


I know it would be a no-brainer for me. HeeHee (And of course, there's always the reason that the show need to 'fill' the new boarding house with people we know. batEyes )
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PostSubject: Re: Willie and Rachel at the Wilder's Boarding House   Sat Jan 22, 2011 11:55 pm

Yes, Amy. And I think that this was exactly the same reson because they moved Isaiah to the new board house and took away Matthew. This was hearthbreaking for me, for it's like poor Mr. Edwards must remain always alone and saddened. mad Ranting

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PostSubject: Re: Willie and Rachel at the Wilder's Boarding House   Tue Mar 15, 2011 1:42 pm

Matthew was a character I did like in the last season (did he only enter in the very last season?). I like that Willie and Rachel lived at the boarding house.
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PostSubject: Re: Willie and Rachel at the Wilder's Boarding House   Tue Mar 15, 2011 2:55 pm

Yes, he came in partway through Season 9.


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PostSubject: Re: Willie and Rachel at the Wilder's Boarding House   Tue Mar 15, 2011 11:54 pm

The last character to enter in the show was Mr. Montague, right after Matthew did. I think it was a pity that Mr. Montague only entered there the very last chapter of season nine. We only had the chance of seeing him again in the last three movies who closed the show...Some people considers those three movies as "Season Ten"...What a pity we couldn't see Mr. Montague's character developpe more and more thourough the show...Just like Matthew. Mr. Edwards didn't deserve to loss him to, as well as he had already lost Grace and the children... Blue

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PostSubject: Re: Willie and Rachel at the Wilder's Boarding House   Mon Mar 21, 2011 10:52 am

i don't blame him 4 moving away.. ROTFL


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PostSubject: Re: Willie and Rachel at the Wilder's Boarding House   Sat Sep 17, 2011 1:14 am

Savannah wrote:
bethandmanly wrote:
Why would they take on that expense and why would they want to live so far out of town?

One word: Harriet. batEyes
I'm sure that's what Rachel thought! She made Marrie on Everybody Loves Raymond like a good mother-in law. LOL
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PostSubject: WILLIE AND RACHEL   Fri Dec 16, 2011 4:22 pm

ANYBODY IN THEIR RIGHT MIND WOULD MOVE FURTHER AWAY FROM HARRIET OLSEN IF THEY HAD THE CHANCE.
WILLIE WA A HECK OF A LOT SMARTER THAN PEOPLE GAVE HIM CREDIT FOR! AS ISSIAH EDWARDS ONCE SAID,
"HARRIET OLSEN WOULD MAKE A TRAIN TAKE A DIRT ROAD." I WOULD HAVE COMMUTED FROM SPRINGFIELD EVERY DAY
IF IT MEANT GETTING AWAY FROM HER................................
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PostSubject: Re: Willie and Rachel at the Wilder's Boarding House   Fri Dec 16, 2011 8:00 pm

I know Cheryl...they would have had to get up at 4 a.m. just to get there to serve a 6 a.m. crowd. BUT, I do understand being young married folks they would want their own place to call their own.


MY mom is Harriet in modern day....I'm live 500 miles from her. Yikes




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PostSubject: Re: Willie and Rachel at the Wilder's Boarding House   Fri Dec 16, 2011 8:52 pm

You poor woman.


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PostSubject: Re: Willie and Rachel at the Wilder's Boarding House   Fri Dec 16, 2011 11:39 pm

Gin! laugh3

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PostSubject: Re: Willie and Rachel at the Wilder's Boarding House   Sat Dec 17, 2011 2:18 pm

Well, I'am sorry to say this but.I would go nuts/insane if i had to live with Harriet laugh3


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PostSubject: Re: Willie and Rachel at the Wilder's Boarding House   Mon Jan 16, 2012 10:46 pm

And me! greenS


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PostSubject: Re: Willie and Rachel at the Wilder's Boarding House   Mon Jan 16, 2012 10:50 pm

Prairie Dweller wrote:
lol I was thinking of what Savannah said. Could you really blame them for getting several miles out of town?


Oh my gosh, I was laughing as I read this whole thread! I'd want to get away from Harriet to! laugh3
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