Hello, one and all! I am glad to have found this forum. I love all the work Michael Landon did, but Little House and Bonanza are my favorites (read that: Charles and Little Joe!). I am hoping to connect with others who want to talk about and write about LHOTP. I am a long
time fan-fiction writer. Just google: Marla Fair and most of it is me.
I am currently a member of the Bonanza Boomers group as well and have posted a number of Little Joe stories there. I wrote my first LHOTP piece focusing on what we didn't get to see in 'The Hunters', mainly that week where Pa had 'a fever for five days' (Yikes!) and Caroline's reaction to her overdue husband and daughter - WAY
overdue. I will archive it on this list as soon as I feel my way around a bit. I don't just want to just have joined and throw up a story!
Anyhow, I live in Southwest Ohio and am an historic interpreter with the Ohio History Connection. I work at the Johnston Farm & Indian Agency in Piqua, OH. The ma and pa there were a little more affluent, but their relationships - ma and pa, ma and pa with the kids - were very similar to the Ingalls as shown on TV.
I am also learning about the real Ingalls family and intend to take a trip to Pepin, Walnut Grove, etc. this August with my granddaughter. Its going to be a grand road trip!