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Will Laura find and finish a book before January ends? Will she continue to get up at 7 am? What organic food will they eat this week?
What other house renovations will surprise Laura this week? More importantly are you excited for more Beverlin work out videos?
Will she start and finish her book for the month? Will any renovation projects get finished? How many new ones will they start? Swipe up to get this Walmart dupe!
The Beverlins are home, ya'all!
Will any house projects get finished this week? Perhaps a bathroom? Something new and unneeded? Will Marky finish the bed swing? Or even get to use his man cave?
What will Laura try and shill this week? More winter gear that she never uses? RV supplies?
Growing up, my mom read these books aloud to us at bedtime. They were magical. The push forward to the wild west, hand-pulled candy, autumn harvests, wild winters - the ever-elusive frontier was magic. We read these alongside My Side of the Mountain and the idea of self-sufficiency, living in a tree-house/little home dug into a creek bed/cabin became our regular playtime narrative.
Re-reading the Little House books as an adult has been a real kick in the pants. All the magic is gone. I find myself weeping at the poverty, biting cold, hostile farmland, loss, debt, hunger, illness, uncertainty, and the humble gratitude (joy!) with which the family delightedly reacts to even the smallest of pittances. Instead of revisiting the enchanted cabins, warm toasty fireplaces, and the delightful snowstorms, I find myself a “grown-up,” turning each page as a wretched mess of pity and helpless horror.
What the heck was Pa thinking? No sooner does the family settle and FINALLY gain some small toehold, then his wanderlust uproots the family and the family is again alone and destitute in a new unforgiving place.
While the books have imparted a reminder to live with more gratitude and humility, I wish - I can’t believe I’d ever find myself saying this - I’d never re-read the books. The books make me feel old, uncharitable, and so very, very frustrated with Pa. They were so much better as a warm childhood memory.
Was 2020 just a bad time to revisit the Little House books? Am I missing something that perhaps I ought to keep in mind? I’d really like not to put these back on the shelf with such a heavy heart.
Edit: Thank you so much for all the recommendations, suggestions, articles, and good discussion. I think my biggest takeaway while reading was how much I take for granted. I felt so humbled (overwhelmed, almost) by the happiness and gratitude the family shared - especially when juxtaposed with the current holiday season. I never picked up on just how poor they were as a child.
Edit: Someone's given my first gold! Thank you very, very much. I'm blown away. I learned so much from this post. I had no idea that they moved to escape debts. The impression I had was that Pa craved adventure (and, as a child, what a wonderful adventure it was!) I had no idea they moved to escape debt. That explains so much. I really thought I might have been missing something, and I definitely was. This post has really been such a bright spot this week - Thank you, everyone!!
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Those tarot cards with Lucien were INSANE!! First, Matt rolls a 9. Then the cards themselves! I want to know what that hand twitch was all about! Freaky Deaky stuff. Laura is AMAZING!
The Beverlins are headed to another state! What will Laura shill now? Come along and enjoy the vacation from the white monstrosity that they call home.
Will we see another sibling? More cheerleading poses? Stay tune!
She happens to be my most favorite character, and I love her more with Mad Sweeney. I like her badass attitude, I also like the irony/contrast that how she was barely alive when she was alive, yet she's more alive when she's dead.
I don't know where I heard them from, but it seems she's one of the most hated character. I'd like all hater or non-haters shine some light on the subject, I'm curious what people hate about her. This is not a debate or argument, I just want to know what other people think about her.
Will they ring in the new year with a functional bathroom or a ride on their bed swing? Will Laura ever clean out that coffee cup or shampoo her rugs? Maybe their New Years resolution will be to shower regularly! Let’s hope so.
Tomorrow when the farm boys find this freak of nature, they will wrap his body in newspaper and carry him to the museum. But tonight he is alive and in the north field with his mother. It is a perfect summer evening: the moon rising over the orchard, the wind in the grass. And as he stares into the sky, there are twice as many stars as usual.
I know I’m behind but WOW, just finished the episode where Jester tricks the hag with a cupcake and modify memory. That moment was AMAZING to watch, and extremely clever on Jester’s part. It was her greatest trick yet, and perfectly aligns with her domain and deity.
Everyone’s reactions to it were wonderful too, Matt’s shift to casual small talk as this evil witch was great.
It was a perfect deviation to that whole segment, intense and emotional bargaining, and then Jester brought a cupcake. I’m continually impressed by how Laura plays Jester, in just about every way honestly.
I can't be the only one that is disgusted and infuriated with laurel in the new Night Stalker documentary. Watching her essentially black mail the two main investigators by threatening to release crime scene details that could risk the entire case in order to get an interview made me furious. Then releasing further details they didn't have permission to etc. She even says at one point "we were in the game now" as if it's some fun game of cat mouse and not a desperate chase of one of americas most dangerous men that has ever existed. She strikes me as a slimy person and Gill put it best "i was after a case. She was after a headline". I would chalk up feinsteins release of information as plain ignorance but laurel knew what she was doing and how risky and dangerous it was.
I watched her declutter video & she mentioned distancing herself from them and not supporting them. I used to love Laura pre dramageddon so I feel like she is taking a huge step!
Today on her instagram stories Laura announced she's taking a break from YouTube because of her personal life, it was clearly an emotional explanation, any one know whats going on with her?