Karen Grassle, the beloved actress who played Ma on Little House on the Prairie, grew up at the edge of the Pacific Ocean in a family where love was plentiful but alcohol wreaked havoc. In this candid memoir, Grassle reveals her journey to succeed as an actress even as she struggles to overcome depression, combat her own dependence on alcohol, and find true love. With humor and hard-won wisdom, Grassle takes readers on an inspiring journey...
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Celebrate the holidays with two classic specials, restored to original broadcast length and remastered for superior picture and sound. In "Christmas at Plum Creek," the members of the Ingalls family share a heartwarming first Christmas in their new home, and Laura makes a personal sacrifice that captures the meaning of the holidays. In "A Christmas They Never Forgot," the family waits out a snowstorm by remembering favorite Christmases from the past....
In season seven of this timeless series, change is in the air! It's wedding bells and a baby on the way for Laura and Almanzo. Adam's sight returns and he and Mary open a law practice. Laura begins teaching in Walnut Grove; Nellie's pregnancy ignites a family disagreement and Albert's love for Sylvia stirs rumors. The townswomen fight for equal property rights and the Ingalls consider adoption.
Season two brings new challenges and unforgettable frontier adventures. When debts force Charles to work at several jobs, his entire family pitches in to earn the needed money. Mary's gift for mathematics makes her the talk of the town. Charles helps an ailing widow find care for her three children, and the Ingalls family celebrates the nation's centennial with a joyous town party.
The third season is filled with some of the show's most memorable moments. Whether the Ingalls family is caring for Charles's recently widowed father, facing an outbreak of mountain fever, helping a runaway child, or dealing with Laura's mischievous billy goat, they display the kindness, courage and good humor that their fans cherish, in 21 complete and uncut episodes.
Relive the heartwarming moments when orphan Albert wins Charles' heart, when Mary conquers doubts about becoming a wife and mother, and when Laura and Albert help a dying friend realize his dream. All twenty four uncut episodes are restored and remastered for premium picture and sound to capture hearts once again.
Almanzo Wilder comes to Walnut Grove with his sister Eliza Jane, the new schoolteacher. The Ingalls decided to adopt Albert. Nels Oleson is reunited with his estranged circus-sideshow sister. Laura and Mary are held captive by escaped convicts. Albert and a friend accidentally set fire to the school for the blind. Almanzo proposes marriage to Laura.
Relive the Oleson's adoption of Nancy, and every endearing moment of season eight of the series, with restored and remastered picture and sound. Share memories with the Wilders and Ingalls when snowed in at Christmas, witness Almanzo's stroke and the birth of baby Rose, and behold Charles' faith as he pleads for his adopted son's life, in this completely uncut and unforgettable, 22-episode saga. Made-for-TV movie specials: Look back to yesterday:...