When she was older, she became a teacher. Then she fell in Love with a man named Almanzo Wilder. They got Married, and had a Child named Rose Wilder. When Laura had free time, she loved to go outdoors. When Rose was three, Laura had another child. It was a boy. But a few months later, he died. Laura experienced a fire in her cottage a few years later. She and Almanzo "Manly" as she called him, had to build a new shelter. Then she heard that her pa and ma had died. She didn't go to the funural, but she had a deep sadness for her parents.