with an emotional resonance to them. So
it just really came along at the right time.
I loved it so much that my emphasis shifted away from acting and turned
completely out of acting as an intentional
thing to do. I was fully vested in produc-ing;at;that;point,;and;that’s;where;my
energy has been ever since.
TOS: Sharing the stories—is that why
you named it Legacy Documentaries?
and;it’s;important.;It’s;important;for;peo-ple to preserve those things.
TOS: What legacy do you want to leave?
Dean: What legacy do I want to leave?
our lives. As a public person, any obitu-
ary that is ever written about me will
have Little House;in;the;first;line.;That
what that experience meant to me and
I have endeavored to stay involved with
the Little House;property.;It’s;why;I;still
ten a lot from it, and I want to continue
giving a lot to it.
Farmer Boy, is an enduring tribute to innocent youth and can-do spirit that tran-scends;time;and;culture.”;Thank;you;for
today. I appreciate it.
Bonnie Rose Hudson lives in central Pennsylvania with her mother and sister. She
loves being a part of SchoolhouseTeachers
.com and The;Old;Schoolhouse®;Magazine,
where her love of God, history, and writing
all work together. She invites you to stop by
and meet the star of her children’s historical
fiction series at Exploring;with;Jake.
Dean Butler is an actor, writer, director, and producer, but he is best known
to Laura Ingalls Wilder fans all over the
world for his portrayal of Almanzo Wilder
on the long-running family drama, Little
House;on;the;Prairie. The series, which
ran for ten seasons (1974–1983), is among
the most beloved family dramas in the history of television.
Whenever I hear the word leg- acy,;I;always;think;of;chil- dren. What legacy is each of
us leaving to our children and the children of others?
A stroll through the pages of Farmer
Wilder, reveals that while life was good,
siblings when they were growing up on
the family farm? Here is a partial list of
how the children spent their days. 1
In addition to doing well in school,
making clean beds for the cows,
oxen, calves, and sheep to rest in
• Cared for boots and moccasins by
rubbing them nightly with tallow
bles from the bins in the cellar
washed the entire cellar
their work cut out for them as well,
• Cooked and served the meals—
and keeping Almanzo fed was no
to dye the wool
There were still other chores that the
siblings all worked on together. The
buyer came to town