Tuesday, February 5, 2019

The Month of Love Brings Birthdays Too

In addition to being American Heart Month, the month of February has some very special days, including:

  • Wave All Your Fingers at a Friend Day - 7
  • Make a Friend Day - 11
  • Valentine's Day - 14
  • Random Acts of Kindness Day - 17
  • Love Your Pet Day - 20

American Heart Month and Valentine's Day definitely remind us of love, so what better month to be host to birthdays for a special couple? Laura Ingalls Wilder was born on February 7, 1867 and Almanzo James Wilder was born February 13, 1857.

Have you ever wondered what would have happened if these two never met? What if Pa didn't move the Ingalls family to Dakota Territory? What if Royal and Almanzo Wilder never left Spring Valley, Minnesota? What if they met, but never courted?

Just think: no August 1885 wedding, no Rose Wilder Lane, and likely no Little House books. That would mean no Little House on the Prairie shows and movies and probably no books on Ma's life or the other novels written about Laura's relatives.

What an awful thought! Thank goodness they did move to Dakota Territory and found each other.

Wishing Manly and Bessie a blessed birthday month.

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