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The word that Laura refused to say in her wedding vows

Clip: 12/29/2020 | 3m 35s | Video has closed captioning.

Laura's charming courtship with Almanzo Wilder culminated in a wedding ceremony in which Laura refused to say the word "obey" because she didn't want to make a promise she couldn't keep. At this time in her life, she also demonstrated a very early talent for writing that would get noticed by her teacher.

Aired: 12/29/20

Rating: NR

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