Tuesday, January 6, 2009

The Waltons Would Be Shocked

So - I was catching up with my favorite TV family of all times this weekend, The Waltons. I am sure you thought it would be The Partridge Family due to having the coolest family band and heart-throb lead singer/brother Keith Partridge, a.k.a David Cassidy, but nope...it's The Waltons. Grandpa (Zeb), Grandma (Esther), Daddy (John), Momma (Olivia), John Boy, Jason, Mary Ellen, Erin, Ben, Jim Bob and of course, the adorable Elizabeth. I have the first 5 seasons on DVD and I am on season 4. Anyways, so I was watching the show and how for them it was always all about family. The family always came first. Everyone always spent Sunday together. They would all get up and go to church, well everyone except John (the Dad), who believed he didn't need to go to church for God to hear him and even though his mom and wife would give him a good 'talking to', he still wouldn't go. He stayed home and did the farm chores. But the rest of the family would jump into the ol' pick up truck, Grandma, Momma in the cab with John Boy driving and all the kids including Grandpa would jump into the box of the truck. I loved the Grandpa. He would have been a very sweet Grandpa to have - always a mischievous twinkle in his eye, ready for a good laugh and a heart full of love for his family. And when he would sneak a pat on Grandma's bum or a quick kiss, she would always get mad at him "Not in front of the youngin's!", and he would laugh and laugh and she would give him a swat and.......hmmm...now what was my point of this post....oh yeah....so then after church they would all come home and the ladies would make a nice big Sunday meal that the whole family would enjoy. They would talk through dinner, discuss the weeks happenings, the kids would play games outside, they would listen to the radio and they would just spend the whole day being together. And so I was thinking, wouldn't the Waltons be shocked at what the average family does on a Sunday? So many people have to work on Sundays, or it's the only day they seem to have time to go get their week's groceries, or a trip to Wal-mart or Canadian Tire on a Sunday is never out of the question. It's sad really isn't it? But there is no going back. Stores will never be closed on Sunday again. We are now at the point where stores are staying open for 24 hours, 365 days a year. I guess you have to grab your "Sunday Family Time" whenever you can. And that's my thought for the day.

1 comment:

Donna said...

i loved the Walton's show too...it is so different now...this was Dejavu for me. One of the better TV shows back then. My favourite character was the mother.
Have a good evening!

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