Before I post this last chapter of my series on Helen Ekin Starrett and Caroline Quiner Ingalls, I feel the need to apologize for taking more than six weeks to deliver it. During the last month and a half, Helen and her “Super Seven” have remained at the forefront of my mind, and I’ve consistently been researching, gathering tidbits and trivia, verifying information, and corresponding with several newfound relatives. It has been a whirlwind, and I only hope that the momentum continues to build. While this will probably be the end of my writings on Caroline Ingalls, it is only the beginning of Helen’s story. It’s my dream that this blog will serve as the skeleton for Helen’s biography, and I am hopeful and confidant that when the right publisher finds this, her story will be on bookshelves one day.


I apologize in advance for the length of this post. But, after six weeks of waiting, I figured that those of you who’ve been eager to know what happened next wouldn’t mind.

Now, without further ado, I bring you the final chapter about Helen and Caroline.

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