The Walton’s was the hottest show on television. A depression-era family, lots of kids, a spunky set of grandparents and a wannabe writer living on the ancestral mountain. What’s it mean that this kid was so earnest, clean cut and inexperienced in the world. So he wrote about his family, and no doubt has been closed tied to Earl Hamner, show creator.
More thoughts on the bridge between real life and fictional portrayals.