Yesterday (4/30/2014), the Today Show got together a lot of the original cast of the hit TV series "Little House on the Prairie" for the show's 40th anniversary as well as to announce the release of the first 2 seasons on DVD.
I LOVED that show! It meant so much to me, especially coming from a broken family. I wanted to be ON "Little House".
Watching that reunion reminded me of how much I loved "Little House" and Melissa Gilbert and Almonzo and Albert. It also made me realize my age. 40 years since "Little House on the Prairie" debuted on TV!
I got nostalgic for the days of anticipating a new episode on Monday nights and watching reruns after school while my parents worked.
Growing up, I was never very good at keeping diaries. I have, perhaps, about a dozen or two entries total from my tween through teen years. Here is one of them where I mention my fondness of "Little House" ! I was a few weeks shy of 12. The "Little House" mention is at the bottom.
I never did get to be on "Little House" (LOL) or even meet Melissa Gilbert, Dean Butler or Matthew Laborteaux, but I did get to interview Melissa via phone for the radio a few years ago when her autobiography came out!
Melissa was great, one of my all-time favorite interviews! And it's not because I got to talk to a childhood idol. Melissa was one of the most "real" celebrities I've interviewed. I felt like I was talking to a friend because she didn't seem to have up a shield around her. There's a blonde supermodel I loved when I was a tween/teen, but when I finally got to talk with her I was very unimpressed. She had an agenda and a wall up and was very hard to related with.
Anyway, Have fun reading!
Note: April, Renee, Wendy and I made up a few days later. That's in another entry (where I also mention "Little House", LOL!)...
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