As with all families over time things begin to change for the Ingalls and others in the seventh season. Laura (played by Melissa Gilbert) and Almanzo (played by Dean Butler) are about to be married and soon after become parents, Adam’s (played by Linwood Boomer) sight is back and he and Mary (played by Melissa Sue Anderson) are going to open a law practice, Laura begins her new job as teacher in Walnut Grove, the women in Walnut Grove fight for equal property rights, a family battle begins over Nellie’s (played by Alison Arngrim) pregnancy, the Ingalls are thinking about adopting and rumour’s begin due to Albert’s (played by Matthew Labyorteaux) feelings for Sylvia (played by Olivia Barash). Despite the fact that this is frontier life things do not move slowly where the Ingalls are involved.
The series was loosely based on the series of novels by Laura Ingalls Wilder. Millions of people over the past few decades have loved the series for its good clean fun and important lessons it teaches. Many of the issues it covers are very important and the result is a show that the entire family can watch and enjoy together. It had something that kept people coming back and watching it for nine seasons in the Seventies and Eighties. Yes, many of the episodes are sweet and sappy but sometimes it is just what you need.
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