Sunday, February 26, 2012

Our Trip Up Walton's Mountain



A few years back we took a trip up the mountain to see Earl Hamner's Home and
The Walton's Mountain Museum in Schuyler, Virginia.

The 11 mile ride up the mountain was absolutely beautiful! A beautiful stream or it could have been the Rockfish River was flowing across lovely rocked areas. Children were swimming, people were fishing. It was really beautiful.  If you get the chance to go you should.

Before we went up the mountain we went into this store, which was filled with autographed pictures of the actors and memorabilia, it was interesting to look around in there also.

Click here for The Walton's Theme Song


Clerk in store




kind of a pot bellied stove in store




Up the mountain we go







Rockfish



Click on this home picture to see great story of Mr. Hamner. Did you know his ancestors came from Italy to help Thomas Jefferson? They brought with them grapes to start winery hence Falcon Crest...Very interesting reading can be found here...hit the pic to see.




The Hamner Home




Earl Hamner
Creator




Did you know that he has created and written many more TV shows, screen plays, movies, books.

He has a very interesting webpage click on his name and visit.

Click on The Waltons picture below to go to Hamner's Webpage

Click on Falcon Crest picture to go to Hamner's Webpage
I love the you tube link on it for the Falcon Crest Opening!
Click on The Twilight Zone picture to go to Hamner's Webpage
Who knew he wrote stories for The Twilight Zone? I sure didn't..hit the link to hear the Twilight music.
Very fun reading about all of these older shows.





Click the link to hear the Waltons Theme Song
It will take you to the music on another page. You will be able to return here.



Cast Drawings by Julie Landis found on Earl Hamner's Webpage


















Earl Hamner on the Walton's Set






Schuyler School
Walton's Mountain Museum



Please excuse the poor quality of my personal pictures our camera was on it's last leg.
The following are in the museum




Side wall in Living Room






Wall at the Front Door in Living Room





right side wall in Living Room



Kitchen shots













John Boy's Room





Ike and Corabeth Godsey's Store and Souvenir Shop in the museum


Last but not least
an actual moonshining still confiscated by the local authorities
The Baldwin Sisters pride and joy.





The Hamner Family Link
Each member and who played them in the show



"One of my friends mentioned to my mama that I like talking about the old times, I guess he is right."
I love the present too and look forward to the future, but guess I am very sentimental and it shows.
Maybe it is because I have this front porch and rocking chairs and live in the middle of nowhere.
It could be that I remember my grandparents sitting on their porch and reminiscing. 
I believe it is that I love the simple things in life and always have.



Update & Father's Day Story 






Earl Hamner, Jr Storyteller here
Hope you enjoyed your trip up Walton's Mountain
Be sure to watch this link below for a wonderful reunion of some of the cast members.
I'll leave you with a video 





22 comments:

  1. Man, you look over the pictures and it brings back such great memories. The Walton's were such a part of everyone's families for years, like a part of the family! Thanx!

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    1. Hi Clint,
      I am so glad you came by! You are so right, wonderful memories!
      Perfect that you have a seed giveaway, very appropriate since you are spreading seeds of all kinds.
      Thanks,
      Dolly

      Everyone Clint has a giveaway! Check it out!
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  2. That's awesome, Dolly! I remember that show so well. I didn't know there was a museum and everything. I would love to go there sometime. Thanks for sharing!!

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    1. Hi JoAnne,
      It is so good to hear from you! It is awesome I agree, funny how something so simple can seem so grand. I hope you do get there sometime. Though it is so simple the ride getting there, so quite and peaceful, words can't explain the beauty of it all. Earl Hamner really did have a wonderful life there I am sure of it now. Thanks for visiting!

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  3. OH, I LOVE this show. They are always airing episodes on The Hallmark Channel. Did you know that the "Walton" home on the tv show, was later used as The DRagonfly Inn in the tv series Gilmore Girls? Yep...and parts of Rockfish, are also the set for Stars Hollow in Gilmore Girls ;) :) I recognized some of the sets :) :) Love and hugs from the ocean shores of CAlifornia, Heather :)

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  4. Hi Heather,
    I love it too. No I did not know that..thanks for the information. Makes sense that they would recycle things..
    Hugs to you from South Carolina

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  5. Oh I loved this post. Sounds like you had a wonderul time! I loved watching the Waltons!

    By the way, it that cotton fields in your header of blog? I love it. Would love to have some in my yard.

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  6. Hello,
    I am so glad you stopped by. Yes that is cotton. It is so pretty when it is full white looks like snow. never even knew the blooms were so pretty until I walked the field. I loved the Waltons too! Thanks so much for the very nice comments.
    Dolly

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  7. Hi Dolly, just stopping by to say how delightful your blog is. Thanks so much for sharing. I have recently found your blog and am now following you, and will visit often. Please stop by my blog and perhaps you would like to follow me also. Have a wonderful day. Hugs, Chris
    http://chelencarter-retiredandlovingit.blogspot.com/

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  8. Hi Chris,
    Thanks for the nice compliments, and for following. I hope you will visit often and now I am heading over to your blog and will follow!
    Dolly

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  10. Found you through the new linky followers blog hop. I'm so happy to be your newest follower, it would be great if you follow me back. :)

    And, on Friday I'll be hosting a "What does your blog want to be when it grows up" blog hop with a few of my blog buddies ... have you thought of your blog's hopes and dreams?

    Please check it out here...http://thespacebetweenblog.wordpress.com/2012/02/27/when-im-five/

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    1. Karah,
      I am so glad you did! I love your blog and now follow you! Thanks for the invitation!

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  11. To this very day, "The Waltons" is still one of my favorite TV shows of all time. I'm quite sentimental, too, so older family shows from my childhood conjure up wonderful memories.

    Thanks for linking to Time Travel Thursday. I hope you'll join the fun each week. ;)

    Blessings,
    Liz @ The Brambleberry Cottage

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    1. Hi Liz, I really love that show too! Glad I am not by myself in the sentimental department. I want to thank you so much for hosting the Time Travel Thursday, it is a lot of fun and we get to meet so many new people and learn so many new things!

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  12. Love love love The Waltons -- always have, from the time it first came on when I was a junior in high school. We own the complete series on dvd and watched through it over the past couple of years as a family (we have never had cable or satellite so my children had never seen it before). Thanks for sharing.

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    1. Such sweet comments, I sure love them too. They just don't make good shows like that anymore and I wonder if they ever will...Thanks for stopping by!
      Dolly

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  13. Ohhhhh, that was a great post. I LOVE the Waltons. Watch at least one re-run a day. That show is a daily shot of pure, unadulterated JOY! Loved reading this post. Love, love, loved it. Susan

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    1. Thanks so much Susan! I do love them too. You are right I love how you described it! You are so sweet, I am so glad you came over!
      Dolly

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  14. I loved watching this show when it was on. I always wanted to live in their house and be a member of their family. Thanks for this trip back in time for me....! :)

    xoxo laurie

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    1. So glad you came by. I know wasn't it the most genuinely good show. I would have liked to live in that house too. I am glad you enjoyed it.

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