Here we are at the last three rooms of The Walton's house. The living room, great room, and kitchen. The kitchen/dining room was so long that I had to take a picture of each end. I could not get close or walk around to snap small details because each room was roped off. I'm sure they didn't want people disturbing and moving things. Next post will be a mystery picture!
Jesus said, “Mark my words, no one who sacrifices house,
brothers, sisters, mother, father, children, land—whatever—because of me and
the Message will lose out. They’ll get it all back, but multiplied many times
in homes, brothers, sisters,
mothers, children, and land—but also in troubles. And then the bonus of eternal
life! This is once again the Great Reversal: Many who are first will end up
last, and the last first.”
The Walton house is now being lived in, and though there are tours, all the furnishings are modern. The real rooms and how they looked are across the street in the old schoolhouse, were they have re-created the Waltons rooms down to the tiniest details. This is called "Walton's Mountain Museum". So let's start with John Boy's bedroom!
“Earl Hamner once said,"There were eight of us. Tall,
lean, fine-boned, red-headed youngsters growing up in the Blue Ridge Mountains
of Virginia during the Depression. My father called us 'his thoroughbreds,' and
put us on a pedestal. CBS called us 'The Waltons,' and put us on
John Boy Walton was really Earl Hamner Jr., and he was a writer from the get go, see his typewriter? He wrote "Spencer's Mountain" and "The Homecoming". "The Homecoming" was made into a T.V. movie, and then it became "The Waltons". Later, he wrote the "Falcon Crest" series. The voice you hear at the beginning and end of each episode of "The Waltons" is the real John Boy, Earl. Today he lives in California. All pictures were taken by me in the Walton's Museum, except the last two. I found those on the web so you could see what John Boy looks like in his later years.
“My purpose in writing
is simply this: that you who believe in God’s Son will know beyond the shadow
of a doubt that you have eternal life, the reality and not the illusion.”
I bet you didn't know that we live in the same area that the Waltons did. In fact, their house and museum are less them an hour away, up a wooded mountain trail in the small town of Schuyler, Va. At one point during the Depression, daddy Walton came to my city for a job and lived here on weekdays. We would have been neighbors. The Waltons were NOT really the Waltons. Their real name was Hamner. But The "Hamners" would not make such a great name for a T.V. show, so it was changed to Walton. So Walton's Mountain was really Hamner's Mountain. Here is the original house, and the country store beside their house, though the real store burned down and this is the newer one. But their church is original and it is just a stone's throw away from the house. There is a quarry and a dam across the road, the dam is huge and makes quite a noise. The next few posts I will show you what the inside of the house looked like! Next up is the REAL John Boy!!!
“My people will liveinpeaceful
dwelling places, in secure
homes, in undisturbed places of