Monday, September 10, 2012

Walton's Mountain

I just found a new station on my TV.
They air episodes of the Walton's.
I loved this show as child.
Watching them again after all these
years, I see so much I didn't understand before.

Tonight's episode was on receiving Christ as your Savior and
making the decision to be baptised.

The second episode was about free speech, hatred, and fear.
Both so powerful. I love the way the family keeps their faith
in such difficult times. How they respect God and each other.

Popular Family Drama that aired on CBS from 1972 to 1981. The Walton's is about the life and trials of the Walton family in the 1930s and 1940s.

The Walton's are a large country family in rural Virginia who run a saw mill on Walton Mountain in the grinding struggle to make ends meet in the The Great Depression. As the initial lead character and narrator in his adulthood, Eldest son John-Boy Walton, noted, they didn't have much money, but they had a lot of love and fortitude to keep the whole brood going through thick and thin.



Zebulon Tyler "Zeb/Grandpa" Walton  (Will Greer)
I love Granpa Zeb a bit of a rascal


Esther "Grandma" Walton (Ellen Corby)
Grandma was a bit stern but a strong old gal.


John Walton, Sr.  (Ralph Waite)
Godly man


Olivia Walton (Michael Learnard)

Loving wife and mother, strong Christian lady


John Boy Walton  (Richard Thomas)
journalist and novelist

Okay I'll admit when I was young I had a
crush on John Boy.


 Jason Walton (Jon Walmsley)
musically talented


Mary Ellen Walton (Judy Norton Taylor)
 a nurse, and is the first Walton child to marry and have children

My name sake !   LOL


Erin Esther Walton (Mary Elizabeth McDonough)
Works as a telephone operator, and attends business (secretarial) school.


Benjamin "Ben" Walton (Eric Scott)
has an entrepreneurial spirit.


James Robert "Jim-Bob" Walton (David W. Harper)
mechanically inclined, his ambition is to become a pilot


Elizabeth Walton (Kami Cotler)


Who can forget these two ladies. hah
the well-to-do Baldwin sisters, two elderly spinsters
who distill moonshine that they call "Papa's recipe"


Ike Godsey, postmaster and owner of the general store
with his somewhat snobbish wife Corabeth (a Walton cousin);



John Ritter as the Baptist Preacher


Verdie and Harley Foster



Flossie Brimmer, a friendly though somewhat gossipy widow
who runs a nearby boarding house


Yancy Tucker, a good-hearted handyman with
big plans but little motivation


Jefferson County sheriff Ep Bridges keeps
law and order in Walton's Mountain.
Martha Corrine.
Love this old gal.  Zeb's sister-in-law.
She looks very much like my Grandmother.




I love the way the show portrayed the marriages.
The love between John and Olivia.
The struggles they shared.




And the life long marriage of Grandpa and
Grandma.   So beautiful.










Hard, hard times . . .but in many ways much simplier times . . .
Psalm 34:17
When the righteous cry for help, the LORD hears and delivers them out of all their troubles.


1 comment:

  1. Hi Maryellen (You have a good name for someone who loves the Waltons!) I love the show too. I record it all of the time and watch them everyday! (:>)

    Love, Linda