Letter from Laura Ingalls Wilder, Pepin County, Wisconsin
Written at Rocky Ridge Farm, Mansfield, Missouri, February 14, 1945, to children who had written to Ms. Wilder: "Dear Children, I am answering you all in one letter and I hope you don't mind. I am very glad that you enjoy reading my books, but sorry you could not read them in their order. They are all one story, you know and they are not so interesting when you read the end first.
Mary never recovered her sight but she graduated from college. You will read all about her going in the other books. Carrie and Grace married, but had no children. Carrie and I are the only ones of the family now living. She is a widow and her home is in S. Dakota. We have only one child, our daughter Rose Wilder Lane, whose home is in Connecticut.
When you read the other books you will see that I taught three schools, and that I did not like to teach. I did like Prince and Lady and they were pretty. I hope you will have horses like them some day. Almanzo is very well, but not so strong. He is eighty-eight years old today and I was seventy-eight the 7th. So you see you can not expect us to write many letters. With kindest regards I am Yours sincerely, Laura Ingalls Wilder
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