I could be Ma!?!?!

October 10, 2005

After a stressy day, there’s nothing like watching “Little House on the Prairie.”

Naturally, somebody dies in the episode — somebody ALWAYS died — this time it was the Widow Sanderson, who left three small children. Sad.

Laura is all angsty about the upcoming death of the Widow Sanderson, in her cute little braidy way. She asks Pa how old Sanderson was.

“In her 30s or 40s,” Pa answered.

“Ma’s in her 30s.” Laura replied.

Ma? In her 30s? Nah.

That episode was filmed in 1975. Karen Grassle, who played Caroline Ingalls, was born in 1942. Ma was 33 in that episode.

I. Am. The. Same. Age. As. Ma. Ingalls.

(withering sigh)

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  • Ani October 11, 2005 at 11:18 am

    They had them thar babies quite young back then. Some first babies were born at 15. I LOOOOVE Little House by the way.

  • Tommy October 12, 2005 at 10:47 am…. Not Little House on the Prairie. I remember back in Grade School, the PTA voted it “Best Show on Television”. My friend’s mother would make us watch that when I ate dinner over his house. The torture of seeing my hero Merlin Olsen in overalls. Personally, I think that PTA comment was a bit overboard – after all, Michael Landon got into how many fist-fights on that show???

    I think I’d still rather see a modern day chick flick.


  • Jen Barnes October 12, 2005 at 12:14 pm

    I used to love that show!! I didn’t realize until much later that TV/Movies, don’t always match the book(quite upsetting as a child). I couldn’t wait until my daughter was old enough so I could buy her the whole set!

  • tiger October 13, 2005 at 9:43 am

    sucks to realize the impending doom of mortality, huh? You old, old lady you. 😀

  • Erin October 14, 2005 at 2:24 pm

    > I. Am. The. Same. Age. As. Ma. Ingalls.
    >(withering sigh)

    I. Am. Older.

    (death rattle)