Monday, November 23, 2015


* 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!
"Not what we say about our blessings, but how we use them,
is the true measure of our thanksgiving." - W. T. Purkis