I hope you enjoy reading "Freda's Thoughts" today. She writes this post about her family wood cookstove.
Keep in mind, as you read, that Freda is Almanzo Wilder's 92 year old cousin. Even though she was born years after Almanzo, her family lived much as his did. This will give you a glimpse into "Pioneer" life.
The kitchen of the home was the meeting place for family and friends. The wood cookstove served as heat for the home, as well as the source of heat for cooking and baking. But in the hot weather, it could be a source of mild torture!
If you are enjoying Freda's posts, please leave a comment, here on the blog site, to encourage her. Thanks!
If you are new to this blog, I'd like to introduce you to Freda.
She writes a post for this blog, posted on Fridays.
Freda came to be my house guest a few years ago.
After arriving and having a genealogical search done for her, she discovered that she was Almanzo Wilder's cousin. She cherishes the thought of this, as she so admires Almanzo's wife Laura Ingalls Wilder and her literary works.
I had brought Freda along with me when I moved to Mansfield. She had been living in a low-cost apartment, taking care of herself after he husband died.
But when she could not longer care for herself and had developed some health concerns, I decided to take her in with me and care for her.
Without her knowledge, she grew up experiencing many of the same things as Laura and Almanzo. And, as I am helping her in writing her memoirs, I find it amazing to think that their lives were so similar, even though there is a generation or two in between.
At the present time, Freda enjoys writing inspirational, and sometimes poetic posts or little stories from her early life.
She has much to share from her 92 years! I hope you'll enjoy her posts. And please leave a comment here to encourage her. Thanks.
You can't imagine the hours of pleasure that I experience, listening to the wisdom, wit, and meandering thoughts of Freda, my house guest! Her 92 years, make all the effort of caring for her well worth it!
If you enjoy reading these thoughts of Freda, please leave a comment to encourage her.