This was one of my very favorite TV shows when I was little. I don’t remember reading the books, but I’m sure I did (I can picture them on the shelf at the public library). The are a few things I remember most about the show. I thought Alfonso’s name was really garbanzo – like the bean. My mom worked with a man whose mother played the mother on the TV show and I was still at an age that I didn’t understand the line between actor and role and I thought this guy’s mom was Laura’s mom. Doesn’t really make sense in hindsight – you know, different century, no sons, etc.
I used to run down the hill in my backyard with my arms out like Laura and her sisters. I also loved to wear a skirt of my mom’s that I thought looked like a pioneer skirt. I always loved playing pioneer.
I also remember liking Nellie, but I think it was because I just wanted her ringlets.