“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 television."
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.”
1 John 5