Have you ever wondered what Laura Ingalls Wilder thought when she wrote her Little House on the Prairie (LHP) books? Did she think no one would read them because most people had grown up as she had and therefore the books were nothing new to her generation? Was she surprised when people did read them?
I wonder what would happen if someone today wrote a book about their childhood. Would it take years to be accepted? Or would it be a hit with young readers today as the LHP books were? Would it take someone with Mrs. Wilder’s prose to be able to pull it off?
When I grew up, we did not have cell phones, portable telephones, computers, gaming devices and VCRs, microwaves, and dishwashers came much later. Plus when we visited my great-grandparents, they had an outhouse. What would kids do today?
I’m going to start an “I remember” series here to show what it was like when I was a kid growing up in the 70s and 80s.