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Plum Creek

My theme for the A to Z Challenge is Laura Ingalls Wilder. Laura Ingalls Wilder was the author of the Little House books and there was a television series very loosely based on the books. I began reading the books when I was eleven years old (which even I have a hard time believing is over 40 years ago!). If you would like to read about my feelings about Laura, visit this site. I have also listed helpful sites and blogs in my sidebar if you would like to learn more.

P is for Plum Creek.

When Laura wrote about being Plum Creek being high in the spring and not being able to resist the call of the high, cold, rushing water…

The water was pulling her and it was pushing, too. It was trying to drag her head under the plank. Her chin held onto the edge and her arm clutched, while the water pulled hard at all the rest of her. It was not laughing now.
                                          –On The Banks of Plum Creek, Chapter 15: The Footbridge
                                            by Laura Ingalls Wilder

 It scared my non-swimming self to pieces.

I didn’t have to be afraid when I was wading in Plum Creek
a few years ago!

**Join me and many other Laura fans at LauraPalooza 2012 (the
second-ever Laura Ingalls Wilder Conference), which will be held July
12-14, 2012, in Mankato, Minnesota. For more information visit Beyond Little House and look for the heading “LauraPalooza 2012”. The pull down menu will have all of the information that you are looking for!**

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10 thoughts on “Plum Creek

  1. That blurb reminds me of a creek that would swell near my house when I was a kid. We'd wait for the heavy rains and grab a board and ride the rapids. I still don't know why I never drowned.

  2. That blurb reminds me of a creek that would swell near my house when I was a kid. We'd wait for the heavy rains and grab a board and ride the rapids. I still don't know why I never drowned.

  3. I waded there once, found a lovely stone, saw a crawdad! It was fantastic. Then a few years ago I took my granddaughters and grandniece there and THEY waded, even though it was very cold that day. An awesome place to be.

  4. I waded there once, found a lovely stone, saw a crawdad! It was fantastic. Then a few years ago I took my granddaughters and grandniece there and THEY waded, even though it was very cold that day. An awesome place to be.

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