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PostSubject: Happy Anniversary to Laura and Almanzo   Mon Aug 25, 2014 8:22 am

Happy Anniversary to Laura and Almanzo....August 25, 1885, 129 years!

Laura and Almanzo (Younger)


Laura and Almanzo (Older in Mansfield, Missouri)



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PostSubject: Re: Happy Anniversary to Laura and Almanzo   Mon Aug 25, 2014 9:33 am

I always think of them on August 25th ....and the fact that she got married in black. Yikes

I am glad they had a wonderful 64 years together, and got to hold both of their babies. They sure went through a lot, but I think they were certainly the right match for one another. What a great example they have been.




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PostSubject: Re: Happy Anniversary to Laura and Almanzo   Mon Aug 25, 2014 12:07 pm

Gin wrote:
 I always think of them on August 25th ....and the fact that she got married in black.  Yikes

   I am glad they had a wonderful  64 years together, and got to hold both of their babies.  They sure went through a lot, but I think they were certainly the right match for one another.   What a great example they have been.


I couldn't have said it any better, Gin. Love


I wonder WHY she wore black? Did anyone ever ask her this question, do you know? I am VERY curious to know what possessed her! LOL!


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PostSubject: Re: Happy Anniversary to Laura and Almanzo   Mon Aug 25, 2014 12:21 pm

From what I recall, it was a dress she had already been working on, and when Almanzo asked her to marry him, she knew she didn't have time to make another.  I am guessing, they didn't have the money, nor the material to make a white dress.....back then, they were very practical people, and she would have more use out of this dress, than a white one that she wouldn't wear much because of getting it dirty.........I don't think they cared about the wedding, they were more into the marriage....and if people would put as much effort into their marriage, as they do preparing the wedding, they would probably last longer....scratchead

In Laura's book, "The First Four Years", Almanzo tells her that his mother and sister, (not sure which sister) were planning on coming out and taking over the wedding plans...He did NOT want that and said they could get married right away.  Laura didn't want to put Pa into debt with a big wedding, she and Almanzo didn't have a lot of money as well.  They decided to marry right away.  

"Can't we be married soon?  If you don't want a big wedding, and you would be willing, we could be married right away.  When I was back in Minnesota last winter, my sister started planning a big church wedding for us.  I told her we didn't want it, and to give up the idea, but she hasn't changed her mind.  She is coming out here with my mother, to take charge of our wedding.  But harvest is right on hand.  It will be an awfully busy time and I'd like us to be settled first." The First Four Years pg 3

'And so on Thursday, the twenty-fifth of August, at ten o'clock in the morning, the quick-stepping brown horses and the b uggy with the shining top flashed around the corner at Piersons' livery barn, came swiftly over the half mile, and drew up at the door of the little claim house in its hollow square of young cottonwoods.

Laura stood at the door, her Ma and Pa on either hand, her two sisters grouped behind her.

They all gaily tried to help her into the buggy.  Her wedding dress was the new black cashmere she had thought would be so serviceable, for a married woman should have a black dress.'  The First Four Years, pg 9



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PostSubject: Re: Happy Anniversary to Laura and Almanzo   Mon Aug 25, 2014 9:57 pm

Why couldn't Pa, Ma and the girls go too? Seems funny they weren't there to witness the ceremony. Pa didn't even get to give his half-pint away. Traditions sure are funny sometimes.

Isn't cashmere hot?? I looked up the average temps on that date and it said it was 85 degrees.


Also, a major Hurricane hit South Carolina on the same date with many people killed. Interesting....




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PostSubject: Re: Happy Anniversary to Laura and Almanzo   Thu Dec 18, 2014 2:38 pm

They are beautiful couple.
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PostSubject: Re: Happy Anniversary to Laura and Almanzo   Tue Aug 25, 2015 4:31 pm

130 years ago today..... Happy Anniversary to Half Pint and Manly...



Found a picture that I had never seen before.....so cool...

Almanzo and Laura Ingalls Wilder at De Smet, SD, circa 1930.



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PostSubject: Re: Happy Anniversary to Laura and Almanzo   Tue Aug 25, 2015 5:50 pm

Thumbsup So glad they shared their story with us.




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PostSubject: Re: Happy Anniversary to Laura and Almanzo   Tue Aug 25, 2015 8:06 pm

Happy Anniversary


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PostSubject: Re: Happy Anniversary to Laura and Almanzo   Tue Aug 25, 2015 9:41 pm

Happy Anniversary!


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PostSubject: Re: Happy Anniversary to Laura and Almanzo   Fri Aug 26, 2016 11:07 am

I meant to post something yesterday about this, and was reminded when someone posted this and the LIW Historic Home and Museum shared it.
Yesterday would've been 131 years. I bet the Wilder Home was busy yesterday!
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