Sunday, July 26, 2009

On the Banks of Plum Creek

Ma and I loaded up the children and drove to Walnut Grove Minnesota for the Laura Ingalls Wilder Pageant. The town was overrun with tweenage girls and senior citizens. Claire's read all the books, so this trip was mostly for her.
Here the Children are On the Bank of Plum Creek.

Inspired by the pioneer spirt, Claire and I made a period accurate rope bed for Laura, a rag doll we purchased at the museum. The bed is constructed using wooden pegs and rope. The expression sleep tight is a leftover from a time when people rested more comfortably on tightly strung rope beds.

We have grass drying to make a straw mattress to finish the bed.

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