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Coming this summer


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"EARL HAMNER STORYTELLER"


A diverse group of actors, directors, producers, family and friends all come
together to share their memories of Earl Hamner, Jr. and working on various shows and movies he has written. 
 Television shows including... The Twilight Zone, Falcon Crest, Appalachian Autumn, Gentle Ben, Nanny and the Professor and The Waltons are highlighted. Movies such as Spencer's Mountain, Palm Springs Weekend, Heidi and Charlotte's Web are also included.
 
 This documentary film celebrates Earl Hamner the man, the storyteller, and how he has enriched our lives through his writing.

 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."






April 14th.. 2014  
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The Hamner/Walton House
will be closed April 6th. through April 11th. 2014






 
 
 
April 1st. 2014  
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The Final Goodnight. 
A Loving Tribute to Ralph Waite

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Forever loved and 
greatly missed...Goodnight Daddy 

 
June 22nd. 1928 - February 13th. 2014
  

 Write about your favorite memory in our guest book
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Some unexpected news for The Homecoming A Christmas Story.
 
This is the last of the remaining inventory, the book has gone
Out of print, effective immediately.  
 
 
 
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November 10th. 2012 
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 Thank You all
for your patience it's finally here 
 
 
A Walton Family Cookbook Waltons Mountain Country Store Earl Hamner Sylvia Resnick
 
Inspired by the top-rated television Series Created By Earl Hamner,Jr.
Acclaim given to Waltons Mountain Country Store and
the author of this exciting new re release by Sylvia Resnick... again
 
 
 
 
November 10th.. 2012
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In Loving Memory
 
Joe Conley
March 3rd. 1928 - July 7th. 2013
 
 
 
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In Memory of The Waltons "Ike Godsey" - Joe Conley
Joe Conley - A Great Man! He lives in all our hearts. Till we meet again "IKE" 3/3/28 - 7/7/13
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
July 7th. 2013
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The Waltons Waltons Mountain Grandpa Walton Earl Hamner insp
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July 7 th. 2013
 
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We’re dishing up facts about Grandma and the woman who brought
her to life, Ellen Corby. There are things about Grandma
you’ll know, things you’ll never know, and everything in between!
 
 
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June 1st. 2013
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Starting
Monday May 27th. at 11:00 a.m.
 
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May 19th.. 2013
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In Loving Memory
May 7th. 2013
 
Jeanne Cooper will be remembered as a daytime television legend
and as a friend who will truly be missed.
May 7th.. 2013
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April 30th.. 2012
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April 4th.. 2012
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March 29th.. 2013
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November 25th.. 2012
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The Waltons
The Homecoming A Christmas Story
StartingThanksgiving Day
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November 21st.th.. 2012
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Sunday November 18th. @ 7:00pm ET
2 hour episode
November 13th.. 2012
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November 13th.. 2012
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Sunday November 11th. @ 7:00pm ET
2 hour episode
November 6th.. 2012
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Richard Thomas,an enemy of the people
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Samuel J Friedman Theater
261 West 47th Street, New York, NY 10036
November 3rd. 2012
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The Walton Men Must
Come to Martha Corinne Walton's Defense
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INSP Network
November 3rd. 2012
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Nelson County Life,Waltons Mountain Country Store,Earl Hamner,John Boy©Nelson County Life Magazine: all rights reserved
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The Historic Hamner Walton Home
November 1st. 2012
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Ronnie Claire Edwards Home to be on
HGTV...Home Strange Home
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November 2nd. @ 9:00PM &12:00AM
November 22nd. @ 9:00 AM - November 24th. @ 5:00 PM
November 1st. 2012
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November 1st. 2012
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INSP presents The Waltons "Mountain Love" Weekdays 1p, 8p & 9p ET!
Enjoy the hands-on, home-grown and sometimes embarassing love shared on Waltons Mountain 1p, 8p & 9p ET every weekday! Starring Richard Thomas, Ralph Waite, Will Geer, Michael Learned, Ellen Corby, Ju...
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Sweepstakes Ends April 29, 2012 @ 11:59 pm (EDT)
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INSP Behind the Scene with
"A Walton Family Reunion"
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  April 14th.. 2012
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An INSP Exclusive
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  April 25th.. 2012
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 Chat with Jon live...
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  April 20th.. 2012
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The Second Series of The Walton
Fan Favorite Interviews
(from the Hamner/Walton Homestead) in cooperation with
Walton's Mountain Country Store, Earl Hamner and insp network
will now air on insp.
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  September 2nd. 2011
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Earl Hamners New Release
Richard Thomas, Judy Norton, Michael Learned, The Waltons and
The Walton Fan interviews, series one (from the Hamner/Walton Homestead)
 in cooperation with
Walton's Mountain Country Store and insp network
will now air on insp.
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Michael Learned
Southern Comforts, Michael Learned,The Waltons,Waltons Mountain
Michael to temporary fill the role of Mrs Chancellor on
The Young and The Restless
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Join us and insp network
October 21st. and 22nd.
and have a chance to be interviewed
 in The Historic Hamner Home
(the original Walton House)
AND POSSIBLY SEE YOUR INTERVIEW/COMMERCIAL ON TV
DURING THE AIRING OF THE WALTONS
 
 INSP NETWORK IS THE OF PRODUCER OF
THE NEW SPECIAL
“ A WALTON FAMILY REUNION”
INTERVIEWS AND TIMES ARE AT RANDOM THROUGH OUT THE TWO DATES LISTED
NO PHONE CALLS PLEASE
  October 11th. 2011
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On INSP Network
Starting at 1:30pm October 12th.2011
©insp/Greg Bently Social Media Manager
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  October 11th. 2011
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The Waltons
Zebulon Marathon
September 24th. at 7:00pm.
on insp network
©insp/Greg Bently Social Media Manager
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  September 6th. 2011
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Earl Hamner
returns to Virginia to accept
Literary Lifetime Achievement Award
October 15th. 2011
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  June 23nd 2011
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A Walton
Labor Day Marathon
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followed by
"A Walton Family Reunion"
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  September 1st. 2011
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The Waltons Series
Starts at The Beginning
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  June 22nd 2011
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The Waltons Father's Day
Marathon
The Waltons Ralph Waite Judy Norton
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June 17th. 2011
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A Two Hour Episode
The Wedding
The Waltons insp mary ellen judy norton
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Saturday, June 18th 9:00PM. ET
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June 17th. 2011
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A Two Hour Episode
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©insp/Greg Bently Social Media Manager
Saturday, May 28th 9:00PM. ET & Sunday, May 29th 2:00PM ET
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May 27th. 2011
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The Walton's
Memorial Day Marathon
Monday May 30th. 2011
©insp/Greg Bently Social Media Manager
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We honor those who have served our country both past and present!
To help in the celebration we are giving you 9 straight hours of The Waltons! Starting at 1:00pm et
The episodes include:
Day of Infamy - The Tailspin - The Valediction - The Triumph   
The Last Ten Days  - The Fox -   The Legend - The Hero 
The First Casualty 
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May 24th. 2011
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In May
On Insp Network
"A Walton's Family Reunion"
Saturday May 7th. at 11:30pm.
Sunday May 8th. at 1:00am et.
Sunday, May 29th. at 1:00pm & 4:00pm et.   
 
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The series airs Monday thru Friday at 1:00pm and 8:00pm
April 25th. 2011
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Who is your
Favorite Walton
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May 27th. 201
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The Waltons
Grandma Comes Home
 
Tuesday April 27th. at 1:00pm & 8:00pm
©insp/Greg Bently Social Media Manager
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ODETTE
 A GOOSE OF TOULOUSE,
A Celebration of Life and Music
By Earl Hamner and Don Sipes
a book for all ages
The inspiration to write
ODETTE, A GOOSE OF TOULOUSE, A Celebration of Life and Music
What’s That Goose Doing In Your Office?


Often when visitors come to my office they walk in and observe, “This isn’t an office. It’s an aquarium!” They aren’t far off. The fish are not alive or in a tank, but carved figures I have collected them from all over the world.
Lately visitors ignore the fish figures and want to know about the goose. It’s a noble bird that sits at a place of honor in the middle of my desk. Her name is Odette and her story began some years ago when our friends, John and Nota McGreevey invited Jane and me to join them on a barge cruse on the Canal du Midi that winds its way from Bordeaux to Toulouse.
odette a goose of toulouse a celebration of life and music earl hamner don sipes
It was autumn in France and I was back in a country I love. I first came to France as a soldier in World War Two. Now I was back as a tourist. It was autumn and the plane trees along the canal were golden yellow. The food on the barge was superlative and the scenery was magical. The canal wound it s way through small villages and farmland. Each view was memorable and unique.

It was in a small village along side the canal where I came upon my first Toulouse goose. She was a gorgeous creature with gray feathers laced with white and its expressive eyes were huge and brown. Our guide from the barge pointed out that it was still young but later it would be force fed copious amounts of grain until its liver was huge and then the goose would be slaughtered and its liver made into pate, or as the guide described it “a culinary delight.”
 
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And the guide said all these dreadful things right in front of the poor goose, and when she leaned forward toward me and looked at me with those big brown eyes I could tell that she had heard and understood every word.

That was when the inspiration came to write ODETTE, A GOOSE OF TOULOUSE, A Celebration of Life and Music for Readers of All Ages. In the book Odette is destined to die for her liver, but because she is endowed with a special gift she saves her own life in a most surprising way.

The book is illustrated by the students in Judith Victoria Hensley’s 6th Grade class at Wallins

Elementary and Junior High School in Wallins Creek, Kentucky. Judith Hensley is a teacher, writer, and photographer and under her guidance her pupils have created illustrations that are original, artful, and at times quite innocent and at other time most sophisticated. As far as I know this is the first time a book has been illustrated by school children.
Have a good read, and if you own a goose = be kind!
April 11th. 2011
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 April 14th. 2011  Earl's sister, Audrey Hamner (Erin Walton) will be visiting April 14th. and April 20th.  if you are in the area stop in for an autograph.
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On Insp Network
"A Walton's Family Reunion"
Will Re-Air Sunday April 3rd. at 1:30am
                   Monday April 4th. at 1:00am
The series airs Monday thru Friday at 1:00pm and 8:00pm
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Now Available
Limited Edition CD Soundtrack
The Homecoming A christmas Story cd Earl Hamner Jr Waltons Mountain
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The repertoire of outstanding film music composed over the past eight decades includes a wide variety of significant contributions in a style that might loosely be called “Americana.” 
 Previously unavailable in any format on this single CD. 
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The Waltons
return to gmc channel with a
Walton's Marathon
beginning April 3rd. at 11:00am
A Walton Easter at 7:00 & 9:00pm
The Marathon continues at 11:00pm
Monday -Thursday in prime time
beginning April 4th. at 9:00pm
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Michael Learned Southern Comforts
An Off-Broadway Hit, a Romantic Comedy
A New Comedy By Kathleen Clark
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Judy Norton stars in
Season 2 of  PokerGirls
Judy Norton, Poker Girls, Poker Girls Season 2, The Waltons
Season 2 is better than ever
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Richard Thomas Stars in
TIME AFTER TIME
The Waltons, Richard Thomas,Time after Time
A Hallmark Channel Original Movie Premiering March 19
                 
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The Waltons return to
Hallmark Channel beginning
March 21st. from 3:00 - 5:00pm
on its weekday schedule
The Waltons Earl Hamner Waltons Mountain Richard Thomas Judy Norton
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On insp Network
"A Walton's Family Reunion"
(A New 2010 Special)

Will Re-Air on Thanksgiving Day
Thursday, November 25th at 1PM and 8PM ET.
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Thanksgiving Day
on insp Network
1:00pm. A Waltons Family Reunion Part 1(New Special)
1:30pm. A Waltons Family Reunion Part 2(New Special)
2:00pm. The Bequest
Grandma Walton (ELLEN CORBY) inherits some money and with it a host of heretofore unknown family problems.
3:00pm. The Thanksgiving Story
The anticipated joy of Thanksgiving turns to sorrow for the Walton family when John-Boy (RICHARD THOMAS) suffers a head injury that prevents him from taking his college scholarship examination but also threatens his life.
5:00pm. The Bequest
Grandma Walton (ELLEN CORBY) inherits some money and with it a host of heretofore unknown family problems.
6:00pm. The Thanksgiving Story
The anticipated joy of Thanksgiving turns to sorrow for the Walton family when John-Boy (RICHARD THOMAS) suffers a head injury that prevents him from taking his college scholarship examination but also threatens his life.
8:00pm. A Waltons Family Reunion Part 1 (New Special)
8:30pm. A Waltons Family Reunion Part 2 (New Special)
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Thanksgiving Day on gmc channel
(gospelmusicchannel.com) DirecTV channel 338
This Sunday Nov. 21st. 2010
A Walton Thanksgiving Reunion at 8:00pm.
followed by...
A Day of Thanks on Waltons' Mountain at 10:00pm.
These two movies will also Re-Air
Monday (Nov. 22) from 11:00am-3:00pm.
Wednesday (Nov. 24) from 9:00pm-1:00am.
 Thanksgiving Day
 Thursday (Nov. 25) from 7:00pm-11:00pm.
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Come Join Us in Roanoke Virginia for
Driving Directions Below
Life Church
                     
                   
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Enter a Chance to Win an Autographed Copy of
The Walton's Season One Box at INSP NETWORK
Click below
Sweepstake Ends October 22nd. 2010 at 11:59pm. (EDT)
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The Inspiration Network presents...The Waltons
 October 18th. 2010 with a premier
One Hour Special co-directed by Mary McDonough (Erin Walton)
"A Walton's Family Reunion"
 The Reunion Special will feature...
 Ralph Waite (John Walton), Michael Learned (Olivia Walton), Richard Thomas (John Boy),
Judy Norton (Mary Ellen Walton),  Jon Walmsley (Jason Walton),Eric Scott (Ben Walton),
David Harper (Jim-Bob Walton), Kami Cotler (Elizabeth Walton), and series creator Earl Hamner.
The veteran cast will reminisce about the series, its impact on American Culture and Family Life, and what they’ve been up to since the series ended its original run in 1981.
that will air Oct 18 at 7pm, Oct 19 at 1pm and Oct 22 at 7pm  (Eastern Time)
The Waltons Series Airs Monday - Friday  at 1:00 pm and 8:00pm.
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  DIRECTV Channel - 364   DISH NETWORK Channel - 259  SKY ANGEL Channel - 131
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An Interview with Michael Learned
Smashing Interviews Magazine ( Melissa Parker )
8/5/2010
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Twilight Zone Episode You Drive
by Earl Hamner Jr.
On Syfy, Thursday Aug 12, 8:00 AM
Directv Channel 244
 A hit-and-run driver (Edward Andrews) finds his car is not going to let him walk away from the crime. Written by Earl Hamner Jr. (“The Waltons”). Radcliff: Kevin Hagen. Lillian: Hellena Westcott. Woman: Totty Ames. Policeman: John Hanek. Host: Rod Serling.
8/3/2010
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A Walton Wedding
airing this Friday June 11th. 2010 at 8:00pm. on GMC (gospelmusicchannel.com) DirecTV channel 338
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Michael Learned
 
 Michael Learned will be joining the cast of General Hospital as Shirley Smith, a cancer patient, who goes to General Hospital to get treatment for her late-stage cancer. The character will have a story with Patrick, Robin, Lisa, Elizabeth, Steven, Epiphany, Monica and others in the hospital. Michael tapes her first scenes in mid-March, and will air in April. Her role is recurring and will last about a month.
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A Walton Easter
airing this Sunday April 4th. 2010 at 9:00am. on GMC (gospelmusicchannel.com) DirecTV channel 338
a parking lot prop we acquired from Warner Bros. Studio
used during the filming of A Walton Easter
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The Historic Home of Earl Hamner Jr. (John-Boy)
 Creator of The Walton's & Falcon Crest
the model house for the tv series The Walton's
IS NOW OPEN
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New Release
The Walton's Movie Collection $19.99
Six Reunion Movies
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New Release
Ike Godsey of Walton's Mountain Book
(Includes Joe Conley's address for personal autographing) 
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