On this date back in 1972 “The Waltons” premiered on CBS.
I loved the Waltons, a family drama that neatly wrapped everything up within an hour.
Set in rural Virginia in the 30’s and 40’s, the large family faced the issues of their generation with the love of family and their faith.
We watched The Waltons every week….. that is until the fire.
In one of the later seasons the Waltons’ house caught on fire, it was a very dramatic episode and evidently it effected me, because after that episode daddy never let us watch it again.
The Waltons ran for 9 seasons and through it all, the trials and tribulations, joys and sorrows, a simple “Good night John-Boy” would set all well with the world.