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Friday, August 9, 2013

Almanzo Wilder: Life Before Laura DVD Schoolhouse Review Crew Review 2013 #hsmommas #hsreviews #mobsociety #homesteading

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   We long to live on a farm and we enjoy watching movies and reading books about growing up on a farm and living the simple life. As a child I loved watching Little House on the Prairie and my boys have even enjoyed watching them too. So imagine my interest and surprise when we were offered the opportunity to review Legacy Documentaries DVD Almanzo Wilder: Life Before Laura.

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    My boys actually watched the mail for this review, they could not wait to hear all about Almanzo's life and how it was for him to grow up in the mid 1800's on his family's farm in Upstate New York.  This DVD is a documentary chronicling Almanzo's life as he learned to work the farm and attend school and everything in between, all that his life was before he grew up and married Laura Ingalls.  There was actual footage which was so fantastic to see, anything you can show your kids that is real life from way back then will make an impact on them for sure. There was also recreated footage that was shot on the Wilder Homestead which has been carefully restored. We want to take a trip there to see it, I wish there were more things like that closer to us. We have all agreed MI is quite boring in comparison to some states as far as History and attractions. Maybe it is just because we have seen everything here and it pretty much revolves around the Auto Industry.

  Anyway. it was so neat to see and many excerpts were taken from the book Farmer Boy written by Laura Ingalls Wilder herself. It is so astounding to me what a Legacy the Ingalls and Wilders have become over the many years. I often longed to have a little girl to dress up in Prairie clothes. I guess I am destined to wait for granddaughters if God sees fit to bless our clan.

   Almanzo Wilder: Life Before Laura is thoughtfully told so that we may understand the hardships and triumphs of Almanzo as he grew up in New York with his brother and 2 sisters and parents. My boys are always amazed how children did not start school back then as young as they do now. There are story tellers that narrate the story, but they are not just any story tellers they are Little House Historians.  After you watch the video you will want to hop in the car and take the trip to New York just as we do to tour Almanzo's homestead and visit their gift shop where you can purchase the DVD as well as many other items to help bring all of the Walnut Grove gang into your home. If it is not possible to take a trip to NY then visit the Walnut Grove online gift shop.

    Quality programming these days is getting scarce, and I myself like History that is real and not too violent. This DVD as well as the others that are offered by Legacy Documentaries is just that, wholesome historical programs that will not only keep your children entertained as well as yourself, but teach them important facts about history and "living in the olden days".  Life before iPods and laptops and X-Box. While we all enjoy these modern conveniences, when watching a DVD such as Almanzo Wilder: Life Before Laura we cannot help but wonder what it was or would be like to live the Simple Life. This video is suitable for anyone with the attention span to sit and watch it, there is nothing questionable about its content so there is no need to pre screen it. For $21.95 you can bring the History of Almanzo home to your children and family and all while knowing if you are not completely satisfied there is a 30 day money back guarantee. What more do you need than that? Well if you still need more information be sure to click on the banner below and check out all of the crew reviews. Some of us were sent the Laura DVD so if that interests you more or maybe you want to buy them both, check out those reviews for sure.
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