One of my Facebook friends posted a Which Character on Little House on the Prairie Would You Be quiz. I took the quiz and I got Miss. Beadle, the teacher. I had to laugh at that because this past May my husband, daughter, and I visited Discovery Park of America in Union City, TN. They had a Frontier Village set up like a small town. It had a Little House on the Prairie vibe to it and was so interesting. There was a general store, a doctor’s office, blacksmith shop, a grist mill, and houses. All of these buildings were fully furnished with period furniture and props. There was a schoolhouse, too.
I took one step into the schoolhouse and although the windows were open it was hot as blue blazes in there. I told my daughter that there was no way that I could learn one single thing in that hot box. Now that I have taken the quiz and found out that I am Miss Beadle I have to laugh because imagining myself actually working in that box wearing a long skirt and a blouse buttoned up to the neck and a room full of sweaty kids is just soooo not me.
I also try to imagine myself moving by covered wagon with my family across the prairie. I am confident my family would form an alliance against me and leave me somewhere along the trail. I am a first class whiner in a luxury automobile for an 8 hour ride to the beach. I get annoyed using sub-standard restrooms at convenience stores on a road trip. Washing clothes by hand, squatting over a campfire to prepare meals, uncomfortable sleeping situations, etc. would push me over my limit.
The best inventions in my opinion are the air conditioner, the electric stove, indoor plumbing, well built homes, and automobiles. Everything else is just extra gravy.
TaTa and best wishes for a great week.
She writes about life, death, grief, and recovery.
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