Week 9 (Feb 26-Mar 4) – Close to Home. Which ancestor is the closest to where you live? Who has a story that hits “close to home”?
Close to home for me is my writing. It’s what I’ve wanted to do since I was small. I’ve always written – journals, letters, blogs, whatever. I’ve had a few non-fiction/academic things published but my novel is not done yet. So, when I was looking for the ancestor that hit ‘close to home’ – the one I found was the wife of my 7th cousin – Laura Ingalls Wilder.
Their daughter, Rose, was also a writer and quite well known. When the stock market crash in the 30’s happened, Rose ended up moving back home to live with her parents and worked with her mother to get the Little House books written and published.
I’m not going to write a lot about Laura here, there are plenty of places to find information about Laura and Almanzo. – but it was pretty interesting to find out that I was actually related to a family of writers.
Laura Elizabeth Ingalls (1867 – 1957) wife of 7th cousin 3x removed