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Remember Me: Part 1 

A woman of strong faith, widow Julia Sanderson is unafraid of Doc Baker's diagnosis of incurable cancer, but knows she must help her three children cope with the news of her imminent death ... See full summary »


Michael Landon


Blanche Hanalis (developed for television by), Laura Ingalls Wilder (based upon the series of books "Little House" by) | 1 more credit »

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Episode cast overview, first billed only:
Michael Landon ... Charles Ingalls
Karen Grassle ... Caroline Ingalls
Melissa Gilbert ... Laura Ingalls
Melissa Sue Anderson ... Mary Ingalls
Rachel Lindsay Greenbush ... Carrie Ingalls (as Lindsay Sidney Greenbush)
Sidney Greenbush ... Carrie Ingalls (as Lindsay Sidney Greenbush)
Richard Bull ... Nels Oleson
Dabbs Greer ... Reverend Robert Alden
Kevin Hagen ... Dr. Hiram Baker
Katherine MacGregor ... Harriet Oleson
Charlotte Stewart ... Eva Beadle
Karl Swenson ... Lars Hanson
Victor French ... Isaiah Edwards
Bonnie Bartlett ... Grace Snider
Radames Pera ... John Sanderson


A woman of strong faith, widow Julia Sanderson is unafraid of Doc Baker's diagnosis of incurable cancer, but knows she must help her three children cope with the news of her imminent death and secures neighbor Charles Ingalls' help, and his promise, to keep them together in a good home after she's gone. Written by shepherd1138

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Release Date:

5 November 1975 (USA) See more »

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1.33 : 1
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Eulogy Poem from this episode: REMEMBER ME "Remember me with smiles and laughter, / For that's the way I'll remember you all. / If you can only remember me with tears, / Then don't remember me at all." This was written by Laura Ingalls Wilder. See more »


The funeral sequence takes place in continuous torrential rain but it was very clearly shot on a day of cloudless blue skies and blazing sunshine, despite efforts to hide it with tight framing and not showing the sky. See more »


Julia Sanderson: Charles... I'm gonna die.
Charles: [shocked] What?
Julia Sanderson: I'm going to die. That's a heck of a thing to tell a neighbor, isn't it?
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Tear jerker
4 March 2013 | by mitchrmpSee all my reviews

This is probably one of the saddest episodes of the entire series (Though May We Make them Proud is probably much, much sadder). In this episode, we are introduced to Carl, John, and Alicia Sanderson, who soon become the adopted children of Isiah and Grace Edwards. Oh, but that's another story!

The story focuses on a widow with three children, Julia Sanderson. She learns early on that she has cancer of the lymph nodes and will soon die. She asks Charles to find a home for her children. The character is played by Patricia Neal, who is a talented actress. She does this part very well.

But with Julia, either you love her or you hate her. I tend to get upset with her a time or two at the way she breaks the news. She just blurts it out to Charles, then yells at her son for crying. I understood her getting upset for saying God's name in vain, but I think she should have let her children cry. It is a sad day, no matter how wonderful Heaven is. Her interesting personality stays with her through the entire episode, even when she announces her fate to the entire church.

The episode starts with a dark cloud over it as Mary and Laura become the rescuers of three unwanted puppies that are thrown into the river. Though a bit overplayed for my taste, it still warms you heart to see the girls in so much turmoil for these small, defenseless animals.

The first part of this episode ends with a sweet poem that Reverend Alden reads. We will hear it again in the second episode, but that time we tend to cry happy tears. Want to know what happens to the children? Have you been waiting for the marriage of the century? Well watch part 2!

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