Monday, February 13, 2012

Almanzo James Wilder

Feb 13, 1857 - Oct 23, 1949 

His bravery and wit - not to mention his horses - have made many a girl swoon for generations. 
Yes, Manly has been the first crush of many reading girls - myself included-, who formed their idea of a hero with him in mind, due to his courage, selflessness, sense of adventure, strong work ethic and romantic spirit.

Today is Almanzo's birthday, and I'm going to celebrate by trying a batch of his favorite vittles, fried apples & onions.

1 comment:

sheila said...

That's Almanzo?? I don't think I've ever seen a photo of him before! Gosh, he was a good looking fellow. No wonder all the girls liked him, lol.

We LOVED Farmer Boy.