Friday, January 30, 2009
I always loved The Waltons.
I really identified with that show. It may have been set in the wrong decade, but it was the right poverty level. And, of course, it was ideal because the people in that home all loved one another. I had longed for a home like that when I was a child. Eleven people lived in the Walton home and only three lived in mine. I guess two out of three isn’t bad.
Here’s a little quiz for you (and looking answers up is cheating):
1. From oldest to youngest, what were the children’s names? The parents? The grandparents? (I’m asking for the character names, although you will earn extra credit if you can name the actors who portrayed the grandparents, the parents, and the first-born son. And you know what that means.)
2. Where is the Walton Family Museum?
3. When Grandma came home from the hospital after her stroke, what were her first words and to whom did she say them?
4. Who played the mother in the pilot episode? In the series?
5. What was the name of the next town over from Walton's Mountain?
6. Name the book that inspired the series. Name its author.
I suppose if you just have to peek, or if you genuinely want to learn more about The Waltons, this place is as good a one to pick as any.
Good night, Jeannelle. Good night, Pat (an Arkansas stamper). Good night, Ruth Hull Chatlien. Good night, Putz. Good night, Dr. John. Good night, Tracie. Good night, Vonda. Good night, Sam. Good night, Yorkshire Pudding. Good night, Ian. Good night, Daphne. Good night, Reamus. Good night, Mary @ Annie’s Goat Hill. Good night,...oh, the heck with it.