Friday, July 7, 2017

Freda's "Little Shack in the Mountains"

Even though Freda was a cousin to Almanzo Wilder, (who became the husband of Laura Ingalls) they were at least a generation apart. Things had not changed that much, and her experiences in life had not been much different.  The biggest difference between Freda's and Almanzo's, was that his family lived in a fertile area, where food was more easily grown.  As his family moved west, to Minnesota, the family members separated, with Freda's branch going south into Texas. So Freda didn't know anything about Almanzo, until she moved to Mansfield, Missouri and read Laura's books!  
I hope you enjoy reading about Freda's life story, as she related her memories to me before her passing this year.  
The Old Man in the Bib Overalls

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