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PostSubject: "Goodbye, Ms. Wilder"   "Goodbye, Ms. Wilder" EmptyFri Oct 03, 2008 12:55 am

I was wondering how people felt about Mrs. Oleson showing those pictures of female figure models to the class. I personally think it was commendable of her to try to get her students to be more broad-minded. I think that one father who complained to her was over-reacting. There is a difference between art and "dirty" pictures in my opinion. Any other thoughts on this?
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PostSubject: Re: "Goodbye, Ms. Wilder"   "Goodbye, Ms. Wilder" EmptyFri Oct 03, 2008 10:17 am

Perhaps to people in Walnut Grove it seemed that way, but I don't think it's a bad thing that Mrs. Oleson tried to expand their horizons a bit. I don't feel it was the best use of the students' time considering a lot of them would probably become farmers or teachers, but it wasn't pornography.

Don't forget, people back then lived in a time when women covered their heads to protect themselves from the sun and wore full length dresses. In general, they had a great deal more respect for their bodies back then. A woman who was scantily clad usually worked in a saloon and wasn't a respected member of society.

Whether that's right or wrong is another discussion, but that's how it was.


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PostSubject: Re: "Goodbye, Ms. Wilder"   "Goodbye, Ms. Wilder" EmptyFri Oct 03, 2008 9:31 pm

That scene was hilarious! The look on Albert's face was so funny. ROTFL


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PostSubject: Re: "Goodbye, Ms. Wilder"   "Goodbye, Ms. Wilder" EmptySat Oct 04, 2008 9:50 am

I liked Albert's scheme to get out of wearing black socks.


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PostSubject: Re: "Goodbye, Ms. Wilder"   "Goodbye, Ms. Wilder" EmptySun Oct 05, 2008 2:29 pm

Haha, yeah that was pretty funny too.


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PostSubject: Re: "Goodbye, Ms. Wilder"   "Goodbye, Ms. Wilder" EmptyMon Oct 06, 2008 7:41 pm

bethandmanly wrote:
Perhaps to people in Walnut Grove it seemed that way, but I don't think it's a bad thing that Mrs. Oleson tried to expand their horizons a bit. I don't feel it was the best use of the students' time considering a lot of them would probably become farmers or teachers, but it wasn't pornography.

Don't forget, people back then lived in a time when women covered their heads to protect themselves from the sun and wore full length dresses. In general, they had a great deal more respect for their bodies back then. A woman who was scantily clad usually worked in a saloon and wasn't a respected member of society.

Whether that's right or wrong is another discussion, but that's how it was.

I agree. Mrs. Oleson even talked about how schools "in a big city" would have had classes such as art appreciation and French, but it wasn't something the students were exposed to in Walnut Grove and, like Cheryl said, most of them were probably going to grow up to be farmers or teachers, etc so it might not have been practical.

It's been a long time since I've seen this episode, but at the end, doesn't Laura (or someone) say that they decided to keep a bit of the art history but that everyone voted to get rid of French class? Maybe I'm mistaken.


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PostSubject: Re: "Goodbye, Ms. Wilder"   "Goodbye, Ms. Wilder" EmptyWed Nov 26, 2008 4:17 pm

personally, I didn't think it was right for Mrs. Oleson to show the pictures, because they could have disturbed some of the younger children in the class. I was glad to see Laura come back to teaching at the end of the episode!
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PostSubject: Re: "Goodbye, Ms. Wilder"   "Goodbye, Ms. Wilder" EmptyWed Nov 26, 2008 5:10 pm

I think you're right. I know they were all for dumping French and picked up Agriculture instead.

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It's been a long time since I've seen this episode, but at the end, doesn't Laura (or someone) say that they decided to keep a bit of the art history but that everyone voted to get rid of French class? Maybe I'm mistaken.


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PostSubject: Re: "Goodbye, Ms. Wilder"   "Goodbye, Ms. Wilder" EmptyFri Dec 05, 2008 5:29 pm

ChristinaAL wrote:
Mrs. Oleson even talked about how schools "in a big city" would have had classes such as art appreciation and French, but it wasn't something the students were exposed to in Walnut Grove and, like Cheryl said, most of them were probably going to grow up to be farmers or teachers, etc so it might not have been practical.

It sure was funny seeing Albert's attitude when Mrs. Oleson was trying to teach him French... like "Oh man! why are we doing this??!" grinsmiley

Here is a video somebody made ... a little house parody :haha: