January 5, 2010

A Birdhouse

All this talk of Little Women has got me wanting a birdhouse mailbox like the one Laurie gives to the March girls as a means of communicating between "adjoining nations." My parents are in pursuit of a new mailbox and I have tried desperately to convince them to get a birdhouse mailbox, a tribute to our family's love Louisa May Alcott's novel. Speaking of Ms. Alcott, I recently saw an American Masters' tribute to the author - the story of her life, which was actually quite sad as she was forced to not only be her family's breadwinner (to compensate for her father's idealistic, fool-hardy whims) but to also write in the genre of children's literature, when her creative soul craved so much more. Do check it out if you can!


  1. To all you Alcott fans - the film can be purchased online at louisamayalcott.net

    The film also has a twitter page: htpp://twitter.com/alcottfilm which shares facts about Louisa's life, reviews of the film, and event dates for readings/screenings. The page also occasionally tweets about contests and prizes so be on the lookout!

  2. that is a sad story. I would love to watch that. I love little women though. The book and the movie is amazing. I actually might have to watch that movie tonight. So, glad I came across your blog today.

  3. I love the idea of a birdhouse mailbox too! I remember visiting the Orchard House when I was a child and being so fascinated by it. I bet I would enjoy this film you posted a link to. :)

  4. How cute! I love The Little Women and I loooooooove that idea!


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