Hello and good morning!
Welcome to First Line Fridays, hosted by Hoarding Books!
This week is a special edition because Father’s Day is this Sunday! So a huge shoutout to all dad’s joining us today.
So in honor of dad’s everywhere, I chose to showcase a childhood favorite that features one of my favorite fictional dad’s. It was even a TV show at one point so you’ve probably heard it.
The book I’m featuring is:
“Little House on the Prairie” by Laura Ingalls Wilder
This is a classic that takes place on the prairie that teaches life lessons, growing up, and surrounded by family.
Charles Ingalls, a.k.a. Pa is one of those dad’s who built his house with his own hands, is full of wisdom and love, is always there when his children need them, and is pretty much loved by anyone who reads the books.
And the first line is:
A long time ago, when all of the grandfathers and grandmothers of today were little boys and little girls or very small babies, or perhaps not even born, Pa and Ma and Mary and Laura and Baby Carrie left their little house in the Big Woods of Wisconsin. They drove away and left it lonely and empty in the clearing among the big trees, and they never saw that little house again.
They were going to the Indian country.
Pa said there were too many people in the Big Woods now.
I know it’s a few more sentences than one line, but the beginning talks about Pa and I wanted to share a little about him.
Happy Father’s Day to all of the Father’s out there!