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The Waltons

Updated on October 18, 2014

The Waltons TV Series | The Waltons DVD

I grew up with John Boy Walton and shared the entire series with my children. We love the special time together as we watch how a family works together through both good and bad times. This is such great TV.

My eldest daughter Jaimie (17) told me as I was creating this lens, that she feels like the "John Boy" of this family. Jaimie is a writer and an honor roll student. She can relate because she feels like she is setting an example for her younger siblings and she has a huge desire to get a scholarship for school. My Jaimie sure is a blessing.

The Waltons: The Complete Seasons 1-9

The Waltons - Family Values

What I love the most about the Waltons is that the family always comes together during hardship and always finds a way through. The most important thing is love.

Maybe today as we are going through an economic crisis we should all revisit an episode or two of The Waltons. Is it possible that this is a blessing in disguise? Is this a time for us to become close again.

You know, my Mom moved in with us over the summer and I am really feeling blessed to have her here. I think God gives us what we need. I choose to feel blessed today.

Who is the Waltons?

The Cast

Richard Thomas ........... John Boy Walton (1972-1977)

Robert Wightman .......... John Boy Walton (1979-1981)

Ralph Waite .............. John Walton Sr.

Michael Learned .......... Olivia Walton

Will Geer ................ Zeb "Grandpa" Walton

Ellen Corby .............. Esther "Grandma" Walton

Judy Norton-Taylor ....... Mary Ellen Walton (Willard after marriage)

David W. Harper .......... Jim Bob Walton

Jon Walmsley ............. Jason Walton

Eric Scott ............... Ben Walton

Mary Beth McDonough ...... Erin Walton

Joe Conley ............... Ike Godsey

Ronnie Claire Edwards .... Corabeth Godsey

John Crawford ........... Sheriff E.P. Bridges

Earl Hamner Jr. .......... Narrator / Creator of Storyline / "Real-life 'John Boy'"


I think we can always learn from history. A reminder of core values never hurts but always helps.

Do you think it would benefit families to watch a few episodes of the Waltons given the economic times we are having?

Do any of you Watch the Waltons with your kids or Grandkids?

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    • jolou profile image

      jolou 7 years ago

      This really was a wonderful show. I've got the first three seasons on DVD, and love watching them again.

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      hayleylou lm 8 years ago

      The Waltons was great - nice easy viewing, not much of this on our TV now. Thanks for taking me back, 5 stars

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      proudmamaof4 9 years ago

      Loved this show. Thanks for your lens.

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      MargoPArrowsmith 9 years ago

      "Nite John Boy" No, my child is grown up and away, but I watched the originals with her when she was little. Stars to you and thanks for bringing this back!

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      poutine 9 years ago

      Thanks for posting the link for the video "A Decade of The Waltons (PART1)".

      What a joy you gave me.


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      poutine 9 years ago

      Loved the Waltons but only discovered them on english stations.

      I grew up speaking french and the Waltons were not there at that

      time, and I don't think it was translated in french either. Do you?

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      Barkely 9 years ago

      I remember watching the Waltons when I was a child:-)

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      TammieJ 9 years ago

      This was one of my favorites, too! Great idea for the lens!

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      Tony Payne 9 years ago from Southampton, UK

      This was definitely a show full of family values, a good show and a good lens. 5*****

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      RuthCoffee 9 years ago

      We see it once in awhile...and we don't have kids!!

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      piedromolinero 9 years ago

      A great lens! I loved to watch the Waltons and as soon as my daughter is old enough for it I will watch it again together with her.

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      nightbear lm 9 years ago

      I liked the Waltons better than the Ingels.

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      Paula Atwell 9 years ago from Cleveland, OH

      The Waltons was a great show.

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      clouda9 lm 9 years ago

      As a family we watched The Walton's every week, loved the show and all the characters. The closing was especially sweet.:) Thanks for the memories.

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      VBright 9 years ago

      I loved the Waltons. I think everyone did!