DO YOU EVER THINK ABOUT HISTORY AND GET HELLA EMOTIONAL
BECAUSE I DO
Almanzo was born the fifth of six children to successful farmers James (1813–1899) and Angeline Day Wilder (1821–1905) on their farm near Malone, New York. His siblings include Laura Ann (1844–1899), Royal Gould (1847–1925), Eliza Jane (1850–1930), Alice M. (1853–1892), and Perley Day (1869–1934). As part of her Little House series of autobiographical novels, Laura Ingalls Wilder wrote a book titled Farmer Boy about Almanzo’s childhood in upstate New York.
Almanzo is a well-known character in the Little House books, and Laura writes about him, their courtship, and subsequent marriage in The Long Winter, Little Town on the Prairie, These Happy Golden Years, and The First Four Years. Almanzo was characterized as a quietly courageous, hardworking man who loved horses and farming. He was also an accomplished carpenter and woodworker.
(Can I get a what what for sexy horseman Manzo.)
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Happy Birthday to Ernest Hemingway! Born July 21, 1899
He served as a journalist in WWII and witnessed the Normandy landings and Liberation of Paris.
Best known as an American author with such titles as, “Farewell to Arms” and “To Have and Have Not” and so many more.
Wilfred Owen, war poet and total babe.
Siegfried Sassoon (1886-1967) was a decorated soldier and war poet during the Great War. He was friends with Wilfred Owen, another amazing poet and all-around great person. Sassoon wrote and published A Soldier’s Declaration in 1917, which outlined his reasons for refusing to fight anymore; he thought the war was being unnecessarily prolonged, and was not worth the suffering it was causing. You go Sass.