This will be a whirlwind trip, since my husband, The Vulcan, isn't thrilled with being left to take care of two kids, two dogs, and two cats. Hard to say which couple he finds more difficult to handle. To make sure the dogs don't chew the entire house apart in my absence he's planning to work from home. Can't say what he'll do to protect himself from the kids. I thought I saw him piling sandbags in front of the bunker (i.e., his office) and stockpiling canned goods.
Anyway, we're looking at just short of a 10 hour drive, with only one day in Mansfield before hurrying back home. In the meantime I thought I'd share a little pictorial evidence of my
|Quilt made by my mother from the book|
Quilting With Laura.
|My modern version of Laura's engagement ring. Hers was|
in a gold(en) setting, described as a "garnet, with a pearl
on each side." I've thought about getting an antique
version from eBay, but bristled at the prices.
Got this Etsy one as a tribute, if you will,
to Laura's ring.
|Just like the plate Laura and Almanzo bought as|
newlyweds from the Montgomery Ward catalog.
|A replica of what they think Ma's china shepherdess|
looked like. This modern statue I ordered from one of
the museum gift shops...probably made in China.
|The Laura Ingalls Memorial Book Shelf, minus|
the books I already packed in my suitcase.
Yeah, I'm one of those types -- one pound
of clothes and five pounds of books.