Sunday, July 11, 2010

Happy Birthday, John Boy

Happy belated birthday to Earl Hamner, Jr., the real "John Boy" from the TV series, "The Waltons," who turned 87 years young on Saturday, July 10, 2010.

Earl Hamner brought to life not just the memories of his youth but also painted a picture of the rural Virginia countryside during the depression and World War II years. His story-telling incorporated much of the history of the time, just as Laura Ingalls Wilder had incorporated history into the books of her childhood memories years earlier.

Happy birthday, John Boy....

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