My family has from the area around Walnut Grove of Wilder legend and have spent some winter on the prairie. Lonliness, suffocating prairie fires hiding in sod shacks, and starvation with no family near we’re the destiny for sod-prairie women. This story reminded me if my grand mother who died when I was young. She gave birth to tiny premature twins while also living and working in the rented farm. Our challenges of life today would awe them and I only hope I have the courage and guts to face life head on in the last 10? Years of my life.