going on almost anywhere in the world is
magical. We love it, but there is a certain
that. They really lived in a world of faith.
They had to believe that they were going
know that. We know that, but maybe
TOS: I think at least some of them
would. I remember reading about the
said;that;the;people;knew;it;must;be;do-able because the man leading them had
few wagon trains had gone, they had
to start hearing that the survival rate
would have had a reporter on the scene
hands to try to do it.
Dean: And they did it for compelling
reasons. They did it because they wanted a
better life; they did it because they wanted
to own something and build something
that is very inspiring and aspirational,
something that can continue to inform
our lives today. There was no safety net
in that. You really had to go out there and
pioneering spirit that we need to remember is an extremely admirable thing.
TOS: If you could have chosen one ele-
ment of pioneer life to be handed down
to the present day without being changed
too much, is there an element you would
Dean: Maybe wide open space. You
I have today and have all the convenience
really given yourself a tremendous gift.
the Little House television series, are
there any favorite memories of playing
with our readers?
that;I;like;the;best;are;the;moments;of;hu-mor. Little House was not a comedy, and
yet, we had comedic moments. There
certainly were charming, fun moments.
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