Little House on the Prairie

Confessions of a Prairie Bitch: How I Survived Nellie Oleson and Learned to Love Being Hated

If you grew up watching Little House on the Prairie, you undoubtedly have some pretty vivid memories of Nellie Oleson, played by Alison Arngrim.  Regardless of the fact that her memoir is titled Confessions of a Prairie Bitch, Alison is nothing like her character.  In this case, “bitch” is synonymous with funny, candid, resilient, and …

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R.I.P. Merlin Olsen, of Little House on the Prairie (1940-2010)

It seems as though the sad news out of Hollywood is neverending these days. Today we say goodbye to Merlin Olsen, better known to some of us as Jonathan Garvey on Little House on the Prairie. Olsen died at the age of 69, of complications of mesothelioma, a form of cancer. Like Garvey’s friend Pa …

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