History Awesome / LittleHouseOnThePrairie

29th Jun '16 8:18:28 AM JoieDeCombat
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** Earlier that day, Ma admitted to Laura that if he had to, Pa would butcher their cow and her calf for food. Laura is horrified, because while that would feed them now, cows are so valuable as long-term sources of food like cheese and butter-- in the next book, Laura and Mary are similarly horrified when Pa decides to sell the calf to pay for Mary's tuition, and in the book after that, Pa's wedding gift to Laura and Almanzo is a young cow named Fawn, which Almanzo is particularly grateful for-- it's the one thing his farm is really missing. When Pa comes back with the grain, he refuses to say where he got it, only that there's more if they need it, and Ma nearly cries in relief, only saying she should have known her husband would provide for them long-term as well as short-term.

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** Earlier that day, Ma admitted to Laura that if he had to, Pa would butcher their cow and her calf for food. Laura is horrified, because while that would feed them now, cows are so very valuable as long-term sources of food like cheese and butter-- in butter.[[note]]In the next book, Laura and Mary are similarly horrified when Pa decides to sell the calf to pay for Mary's tuition, and in the book after that, Pa's wedding gift to Laura and Almanzo is a young cow named Fawn, which Almanzo is particularly grateful for-- it's the one thing his farm is really missing. newlyweds consider extremely generous of him.[[/note]] When Pa comes back with the grain, he refuses to say where he got it, only that there's more if they need it, and Ma nearly cries in relief, only saying she should have known her husband would provide for them long-term as well as short-term.
17th May '16 12:54:56 PM K
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** Rose delivering her stealth, pro-womens suffrage valedictorian speech in Latin. She left the misogynistic headmaster befuddled and shown that she knows more Latin than he forgot, and kept him from stifling her opinions and from withholding her diploma.

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** When Rose delivering her stealth, pro-womens suffrage wins valedictorian and is given the opportunity to give a speech at graduation, she wants to talk about women's rights. The school's headmaster forbids it, however, because it's inappropriate and ''his'' wife doesn't want to vote, and threatens to take away her diploma if she goes through with. Rose gets around it by writing a poem with alternating lines in Latin.English and Latin-- the English lines are innocuous, but the Latin lines are all slogans about suffrage. She notices one of her classmates stifling his laughter, and when the headmaster congratulates her for seeing sense and leaving that nonsense out, she covers her involuntary smirk by saying her "womanly instincts" must be acting up. She left the misogynistic headmaster befuddled and shown that she knows more Latin than he forgot, and kept him from stifling her opinions and from withholding her diploma.
29th Apr '16 10:15:06 AM GothicProphet
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* ''"Bachelor Girl"''

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* ''"Bachelor Girl"''Girl"''
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28th Apr '16 6:01:39 PM toongrrl1990
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** Laura telling off a sexist and rude buyer for his behavior.
---> I'll thank you to keep your smart remarks to yourself. I don't know where you come from, but here in the Ozarks we still fancy a civil greeting when we meet a stranger. As for my husband, I told you, he is busy with the picking. If you don't care to make your trade with a woman, perhaps you ought to look in someone else's orchard for the apples you require.
27th Apr '16 10:30:57 AM toongrrl1990
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*** Miss May, the teacher, gets hers when she gently tells off the critical neighbor of the Holbrooks and Quiners that using harsh, corporal punishment is counter-productive and that children learn best from a teacher who isn't harsh and makes the lessons fun.




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** ''"A Little House of Their Own"'': Caroline maintaining order in a school house despite only starting her career and despite the stress of a schoolroom bully that tries to undermine her authority and bully the other kids.
*** A student gets his when he fights said bully over the fact that he was picking on the pupil that Caroline has a high regard for. [[BittersweetEnding This gets the bully out of the schoolroom, but he forces his younger brother to follow his lead]].
27th Apr '16 10:25:42 AM toongrrl1990
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** Eliza Jane giving Rose the pep and tough love talk she's been needing and then offers to let Rose live with her for a year to complete her education.

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** Eliza Jane giving Rose the [[DareToBeBadass pep and tough love talk talk]] she's been needing and then offers to let Rose live with her for a year to complete her education.education.
--->'''Rose:''' Oh, nothing ever comes out right for me! I don't know why, but it just never does."
--->'''Laura:''' Rose, really.
--->'''Eliza Jane:''' Young lady, you are suffering an attack of defeatism. Do you think your mother and father would have survived if they sat around bemoaning life's every little stumble? (Rose shakes her head) And look at me (bitter chuckle). My grand scheme to have my family close to me in Louisiana. What happened? Father's fortune lost. Then Father died. My poor sister Laura died. My husband died, and then his family descended upon me like a flock of vultures. Do you hear me groan about my terrible life?"
--->'''Rose:''' No.
--->'''Eliza Jane:''' You come from sturdy, independent stock, on both sides. We have all survived the very worst that life could fling at us. And you shall, too.


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** Eliza Jane a.k.a. EJ is this: A CoolOldLady who is a staunch and opinionated suffragist and social democrat that is supporting her own young son and niece and is able to defend others like her black maid from the sexual harassment of a powerful man in town. For that troublemaker, she even left him copies of the Emancipation Proclamation and some Bible passages to tell him what a jerk he is.
** Rose delivering her stealth, pro-womens suffrage valedictorian speech in Latin. She left the misogynistic headmaster befuddled and shown that she knows more Latin than he forgot, and kept him from stifling her opinions and from withholding her diploma.
** Rose learning Latin in a year and passing with high marks, despite only starting to learn the language herself.
27th Apr '16 10:13:58 AM toongrrl1990
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** Rose telling off Blanche's snotty city cousin for making disparaging remarks about Mansfield and it's people, she tells her that if it weren't for farmers growing crops and everything, she wouldn't be living so well in Chicago without food.

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** Rose telling off Blanche's snotty city cousin for making disparaging remarks about Mansfield and it's people, she tells her that if it weren't for farmers growing crops and everything, she wouldn't be living so well in Chicago without food.food.
* ''"Little Town in the Ozarks"''
** Despite this being his first time in school, Nate nee Swiney Baird manages to do well in school and befriend the boys he'd be afraid would pick on him, he even shows a knack for knowing if a crop was worth it's price.
* ''"New Dawn on Rocky Ridge"''
** Laura telling off Lois Beaumont, for her judgemental remarks about the teacher [[ChristmasCake Miss]] [[OldMaid Sarah]]'s love life given that the girl caused her family a scandal a year before with her behavior, it must've been also catharitc to Rose to see that. Given that she was so jealous and insecure given that Lois was taking all her friends and the attention of Paul Cooley until her AlphaBitch behavior put them off and for that dirty trick she played on Paul that humiliated him at a pie sale.
** Miss Sarah cooly and gently tells Mrs. Beaumont that her love life is her love life and it's none of her business if she broke off an engagement with the town playboy; Miss Sarah ends up in a loving relationship with Dr. Hurley, the man that saved her ex after an accident. Miss Sarah ends up showing up the gossipy, small-minded, judgemental town that was ready to fire her over her being done wrong and would condescendingly pity her for being an OldMaid.
--->'''Laura:''' She's the salt of the earth. And thank goodness one man's got the sense to realize it.
** Eliza Jane giving Rose the pep and tough love talk she's been needing and then offers to let Rose live with her for a year to complete her education.
* ''"On the Banks of the Bayou"''
* ''"Bachelor Girl"''
27th Apr '16 9:56:55 AM toongrrl1990
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** Rose getting the hang of Spookendyke.



** A classmate of Rose gets his when he concocts a plan involving his family's dogs to drive out the SadisticTeacher teaching their class. He still recieved a punishment from his father but was lauded as a hero by the other towns men and classmates.

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** A classmate of Rose gets his when he concocts a plan involving his family's dogs to drive out the SadisticTeacher teaching their class. He still recieved a punishment from his father but was lauded as a hero by the other towns men and classmates.classmates.
** Rose telling off Blanche's snotty city cousin for making disparaging remarks about Mansfield and it's people, she tells her that if it weren't for farmers growing crops and everything, she wouldn't be living so well in Chicago without food.
27th Apr '16 9:48:26 AM toongrrl1990
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* In Nancy's premiere, "The Reincarnation of Nellie," Nancy explains that the reason she's such a brat is because her abusive mother abandoned her. However, [[spoiler: this turns out to be the very definition of BlatantLies.]] Laura and the kids team up to do something about it. Naturally, Mrs. Oleson is against it at first because she wants to find some way to excuse Nancy's horrible actions. However, by the end, [[spoiler: she's in there with both feet. Special mention to her explosive, "I AM YOUR MOTHER, I LOVE YOU, AND [[Punctuated ForEmphasis'''YOU. WON'T. LIE TO ME. AGAIN!''']]

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* In Nancy's premiere, "The Reincarnation of Nellie," Nancy explains that the reason she's such a brat is because her abusive mother abandoned her. However, [[spoiler: this turns out to be the very definition of BlatantLies.]] Laura and the kids team up to do something about it. Naturally, Mrs. Oleson is against it at first because she wants to find some way to excuse Nancy's horrible actions. However, by the end, [[spoiler: she's in there with both feet. Special mention to her explosive, "I AM YOUR MOTHER, I LOVE YOU, AND [[Punctuated ForEmphasis'''YOU.[[PunctuatedForEmphasis '''YOU. WON'T. LIE TO ME. AGAIN!''']]AGAIN!''']]]]



* ''"Little House In Brookfield"'': Caroline tells off two [[AlphaBitch snotty]] [[RichBitch and rich girls]] off after she hears them criticizing how Martha must be a "poor Country girl" with no manners because she went "chasing after boys barefoot" with such a nice dress. [[BewareTheNiceOnes Yes sweet, ladylike, and quiet Caroline just told them off]].
** Later on the first day of school, Martha tells those girls that she likes going barefoot in the warm weather and wouldn't want to wear shoes even if she had nice, expensive ones like the ones they were wearing at the moment.



** Charlotte is a walking-talking crowning moment of awesome throughout the series as she heads across the western frontier and sets up a homestead...as an independent widow single-handily raising seven children.

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** Charlotte is a walking-talking crowning moment of awesome throughout the series as she heads across the western frontier and sets up a homestead...as an independent widow single-handily raising seven children.children.

[[AC: The Rose Years]]
* ''"Little House on Rocky Ridge"''
** Rose finding the missing $100 bill that Laura and Almanzo need to pay off part of their new farm.
** Fido, a starving dog that Rose adopted, proves to be an excellent rat catcher.
** [[NiceGuy Paul Cooley]], after being tattled on by Rose (accidentally) and recieving a whupping, gets his own revenge when he tricks Rose into a grape fight that gets her caught and grounded by Laura. He then tells her, after smugly noting how he'd never rat her out and that he got her good, that all is forgiven.
* ''"Little Farm in the Ozarks"'' has Rose winning a spelling bee at the end.
** Rose and her friend and hired man's younger brother, Swiney, put out a fire caused by Laura's stove.
* ''"In the Land of the Big Red Apple"''
* ''"On the Other Side of the Hill"''
** A classmate of Rose gets his when he concocts a plan involving his family's dogs to drive out the SadisticTeacher teaching their class. He still recieved a punishment from his father but was lauded as a hero by the other towns men and classmates.
19th Apr '16 2:22:20 PM JoieDeCombat
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* In ''These Happy Golden Years'' when Laura takes over the reins with Barnum and he suddenly decides to slow down to a walk. The quesion is who is the most stunned - Laura, Almanzo or the townspeople.

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* In ''These Happy Golden Years'' when Laura takes over the reins with Barnum, a horse who Almanzo has been struggling to train out of a habit of bolting and running away with the buggy. With Laura's hand on the reins, Barnum and not only behaves himself, he suddenly decides to slow slows down to a walk. The quesion is who is walk for the first time since Almanzo began training him in harness. It's hard to say who's the most stunned - Laura, Almanzo Almanzo, or the townspeople.
townspeople - and the event is so remarkable that the chapter it appears in is titled "Barnum Walks."
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