The town of Mansfield, Missouri, is gearing up for a visit from First Lady Laura Bush, scheduled for this coming Friday, October 3. Mrs. Bush will visit Rocky Ridge Farm around noon on Friday to tour the Laura Ingalls Wilder Home and Museum.
The "Little House" books have been favorites of Mrs. Bush's since her childhood days, and she has stated that her mother read Little House on the Prairie to her before she could read. Mrs. Bush in turn passed the "Little House" books on to her own girls, and has often mentioned the series in her talks on the importance of reading.
We are sure that she will enjoy her visit to Laura's Ozark home. We encourage anyone who has not yet made the trip to Rocky Ridge to do so as it as an experience that no Wilder fan will want to miss.
Update: (posted October 3, 2008)
Click here to watch KY3 news video of Laura Bush's tour of Rocky Ridge Farm held earlier today. (Wait through the brief commercial and the news piece will begin.)