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September 14th Special Days - Featuring Waltons Freebies!

Catherine McDiarmid-Watt | Thursday, September 14, 2023 | 0 comments
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Image: Publicity photo of Ralph Waite (John Walton, Sr.), Richard Thomas (John Boy), and Michael Learned (Olivia Walton) from the television program The Waltons, by CBS Television on Wikimedia.org

Image: Spencer's Mountain: The Family that Inspired the TV Series The Waltons | Kindle Edition | by Earl Hamner (Author).  Publisher : RosettaBooks (April 28, 2014)
Spencer's Mountain
September 14th is... TV's The Waltons Debuted (1972), National Cream-filled Donut Day, National Eat a Hoagie Day, Gobstopper Day, National Coloring Day, National Live Creative Day, Support Latino Business Day, Feast of The Exaltation of the Holy Cross, Boston Marathon, National Sober Day, World Hearing Voices Day, National Field Hockey Day, International Crab Fest Day, World Atopic Eczema Day, International Sex Worker Pride Day, National Virginia Day, National Quiet Day (UK), Hindi Divas (India), Philip K. Dick Day (California), Photo Day (South Korea)

PLUS - interesting books and free printables, papercrafts, kid crafts, activities, and coloring pages.

🏷️ Tag a teacher, homeschooler, or daycare provider!

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Image: Goodnight John-Boy, by Earl Hamner (Author), Ralph E. Giffin (Author). Publisher: Cumberland House; 1St Edition edition (October 1, 2002)TV's The Waltons Debuted (1972)
-- The Waltons is an American television series created by Earl Hamner, Jr., based on his book Spencer's Mountain and a 1963 film of the same name, about a family in rural Virginia during the Great Depression and World War II. The television movie The Homecoming: A Christmas Story was broadcast on December 19, 1971. Based on its success, the CBS television network ordered one season of episodes based on the same characters, which became the television series The Waltons. Beginning in September 1972, the series aired on CBS for nine seasons.

Read: Goodnight John-Boy
-- A memory book of The Waltons, the number-one television show of its time. Filled with behind-the-scenes anecdotes and profiles of people who appeared on the show, it introduces readers to the Hamner family members who later became characters on The Waltons, suggests events and locales that inspired many of the episodes, and traces Earl Hamner's life as a writer from Virginia to New York to Hollywood. Included are descriptions of each episode plus reminiscence, comments, and personal feelings from numerous people connected with the series-writers, actors, directors, producers, family, and fans. Heavily illustrated with publicity shots and personal photographs taken by cast, crew, and others, Goodnight John-Boy will be a welcomed book by millions of loyal fans.

Image: The Waltons TV Show | Season 1The Waltons TV Show | Season 1
-- In the dire days of the Depression, a Virginia family stays together in this beloved and wholesome saga, seen through the eyes of John-Boy (Richard Thomas), the eldest of seven children. In season one, John-Boy saves his father's life; beloved mother Olivia copes with polio, and the Walton family bond endures various other trials.

Image: The Homecoming: A Novel About Spencer's Mountain, by Earl Hamner Jr (Author). Hardcover: 125 pages. Publisher: Random House; 1st edition (1970)The Homecoming: A Novel About Spencer's Mountain
-- It's the night before Christmas, but Clay Spencer has failed to return home. Leaving his worried family to keep watch at the homestead, his son, Clay-Boy takes to the snowy Virginia hills in search of his father. Along the way, he will meet an irate deer, a threatening county sheriff, a congregation of African-American churchgoers, and two elderly women who happen to be bootleggers — in this tale filled with warmth, humor, and emotion.

Image: The Waltons Movie Collection (A Wedding on Walton's Mountain / Mother's Day / A Day for Thanks / A Walton Thanksgiving Reunion / Wedding / Easter) Various (Actor, Director) | Rated: NR | Format: DVD | Release date : January 26, 2010The Waltons Movie Collection (DVD)
-- Honesty. Integrity. Family. Stories of a family's - and a nation's - yesteryear continue in six Reunion Movies. Set in the 1940s is A Wedding on Walton's Mountain (will Erin have a change of heart?), Mothers' Day on Walton's Mountain (honoring the person everyone turns to when crises arise), and A Day for Thanks on Walton's Mountain (with Robert Wightman as John-Boy). Taking place in the 1960s and featuring Richard Thomas as John-Boy is A Walton Thanksgiving Reunion (as a nation mourns the death of JFK), A Walton Wedding (no big-city Manhattan nuptials for John-Boy), and A Walton Easter (Happy 40th, John and Olivia!). Six warm Walton memories are yours to share. For fans of the family-friendly classic TV series, this 3-disc set features six made-for-television holiday-themed movies.

Image: Mountain Memories: An Interview with Earl Hamner, Jr., Creator of The Waltons (feature article) | Kindle Edition | by Karen Brewer (Author, Photographer). Publication Date: December 14, 2013
Mountain Memories

Amazon Freebies:

🏡 Free Walton ebooks. No Kindle? Download a FREE Kindle Reading App

🏡 Listen to Walton Digital Music with a Free Trial of Amazon Music Unlimited

🏡 Watch Walton Videos for Free with a Free Trial of Amazon Prime

🏡 Listen to Walton Audible books with Amazon Audible, and Get Two Free Audiobooks

The Walton Family Cookbook

The Waltons Recipes:

🏡 The Recipe (The Waltons) Recipe - Food.com

🏡 Thanksgiving Memories 'The Waltons' Gather Around The Table Again

🏡 The Walton Family Cookbook - Ralph Waite's Old-Fashioned Pot Roast with Potatoes

🏡 Food From The Waltons - Virginny Pickled Eggs, Yellow Mustard Pickled Eggs, Spicy New England Pickled Eggs

🏡 Just Like Olivia Walton's Applesauce Cake

🏡 Olivia's Applesauce Cake – alldelish

🏡 Olivia Walton's Applesauce Cake with Whiskey Frosting

🏡 Will Geers Walton Mountain Muffins Recipe

Free Printables, Coloring Pages, Activities, and Crafts:

🏡 The Waltons | Music from the Show

🏡 Solve The Walton's Cast Online Puzzle

🏡 Ike Godsey of Walton's Mountain (audio books online free)

🏡 DIY Expert Ken Wingard channels his love of The Waltons to make charming vintage photo frames

🏡 Homecoming Family Fun | Quiz, Word Find, Coloring Pages
🏡 The Waltons | Grandpa's Christmas Message

🏡 The Waltons say goodnight

🏡 Olivia's Applesauce Cake Recipe or Richard Thomas' Apple Spice Cake and Whiskey Frosting

🏡 The Waltons - PurposeGames.com - An online quiz, with a printable worksheet available for download here so you can take the quiz with pen and paper.

🏡 The Waltons Wiki | #1 source for all your information on The Waltons

🏡 The Walton's Recipe: A Horror Parody on Walton's Mountain

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