Little House on the Prairie

Season 1 Episode 6

If I Should Wake Before I Die

Aired Wednesday 12:00 AM Oct 23, 1974 on NBC



  • Quotes

    • Doc Baker: You're asking me to wire your children and tell them you're dead!
      Amy: But you'd wire them if I was dead, wouldn't you?
      Doc Baker: Of course I would.
      Amy: Why, then? Why would you please my ghost instead of my flesh and blood?
      Charles: Well, Amy, it isn't that--
      Amy: In the name of Heaven, what is it? You're like my children. A dutiful letter once or twice a year. "Do you have money, Mother? Is there anything you want"? And I write them back, "All I'd like is you. When can you come and visit me"? And Andy marched off to war when he was 19, with a smile and a whistle and a last hug and kiss, and in 15 years, I've not had a word from him! They'll come to my funeral, because it's a sin not to. And they'll weep and say all the things I'll not be there to hear. And you, both of you. You're the same. You'd do for my corpse, but not for me.