"...IF YOU FOLLOW YOUR BLISS, DOORS WILL OPEN FOR YOU THAT WOULDN'T HAVE OPENED FOR ANYONE ELSE." - Joseph Campbell

"SOMETIMES ON THE WAY TO YOUR DREAM, YOU GET LOST AND FIND A BETTER ONE." - Lisa Hammond

"IT IS POSSIBLE AT ANY AGE TO DISCOVER A LIFELONG DESIRE YOU NEVER KNEW YOU HAD." - Robert Brault


"IT'S NEVER TOO LATE TO BE WHO YOU MIGHT HAVE BEEN." - George Eliot

"WE DID NOT CHANGE AS WE GREW OLDER. WE JUST BECAME MORE CLEARLY OURSELVES." - Lynn Hall

"GO CONFIDENTLY IN THE DIRECTION OF YOUR DREAMS! LIVE THE LIFE YOU HAVE IMAGED." - Henry David Thoreau

Monday, November 23, 2015

* MY COUNTDOWN TO THANKSGIVING - DAY 6 *

* Countdown to Thanksgiving *
 
The TV show, The Waltons, began when I was a senior in high school. I immediately loved it for several reasons:
 
I like movies and programs about past eras, particularly the 1930s through the 1960s.
 
It was about family values, love, hard work, etc.
 
I loved the way it was narrated by the "real" John-Boy, Earl Hamner, Jr., and knowing that many of the stories were true or based on true events.
 
I dreamed of having a home with lots of kids, parents, and grandparents, all living under the same roof. Since my own childhood certainly wasn't like that, I wished for something similar when I got married. Ahh, the dreams of an 18-year-old girl. Maybe that kind of life was down one of the paths in my future...until that crowbar changed everything! J
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Although my family isn't as large as The Waltons', I'm very happy with the way things turned out! And I have so many friends who are like family members, and that number seems to grow all the time!
 
 
 
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"Not what we say about our blessings, but how we use them,
is the true measure of our thanksgiving." - W. T. Purkis


4 comments:

  1. This was one of my favorites and I miss it continuing...although I cried like a baby at Mary Ellen's wedding!!!

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  2. BECKY-O! ~
    It was the pilot for The Waltons - a Christmas special titled 'THE HOMECOMING' in 1971 - that first inspired me to write. I wanted to be a writer like Johnboy.

    ~ D-FensDogG

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  3. Hi, sweet friend. I have really missed you. In fact, I've missed blogging. I had considered turning my movie blog into a "life" blog, but I ultimately decided to just keep it movies (even though I don't feel like writing about movies anymore). I may end up starting a new blog, as I just love being part of this great big blog world.

    It's been a busy and emotional year for me. My daughter got married last month, so I have been in wedding mode most of the year. Although I miss my daughter now that she no longer lives in my house, I adore my new son, so I am thankful. They are hosting Thanksgiving this year.

    How's the second memoir coming along? And how is Vern?

    Thanksgiving blessings,
    Patti

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  4. Oh, I forgot to say...I loved the Waltons. And I still enjoy watching the reruns.

    Sometimes, in old movies, I catch a glimpse of Ellen Corby---Grandma. She was young once!!!

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