30 Days of Bloggity Bloggness: Day 3

Day 3: Your first love

I hesitated before answering this one.  Honestly, I should say, “My ex-husband.”  We met when I was 17, were married when I was 20, and divorced when I was 30.  He really “should” be my first love.

However, when I met Gregg and fell head-over-heels-forever-and-ever in love – IN LOVE – I knew I’d never known true love before.

So, I started thinking about this question.  My first love.  And the answer came to me.

Laura Ingalls Wilder’s Farmer Boy.

Seriously.  I don’t know if I was in love with reading or pioneer late 19th century, or Almanzo, but it was something.  I read that entire series over Christmas break when I was in fourth grade.  Then I re-read Farmer Boy and These Happy Golden Years  a hundred times.  I’m not exaggerating.  I read them over and over and over again.  I wanted to live in that farm house in upstate New York and have that be my life.  I loved the descriptions of the house Almanzo built for Laura.

We read the books out loud as a family during a long trip a few years ago.  It was Kaylee’s first introduction to the series.  It had probably been ten years since I read them.  I was reminded with the turn of every page how much I loved those books, especially Farmer Boy and These Happy Golden Years.
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