In November of 1996, I produced this web site
about the television series, The Waltons. I had found so
little about the show on the Internet and it was, and still is
one of my favorite shows. I had watched the show when I was growing
up and I now find that I still enjoy the adventures, the togetherness
and the family spirit which they showed with my own family. There
was no sex, and very little violence in the show. It is just warm
family drama we can all watch comfortably together.
The show has lasted too, with The Waltons celebrating
its 25th anniversary in 1997. It is still being enjoyed
by people in the USA, Britain, Belgium, Israel and, of course, Australia
where I and many others, were reliving the episodes thanks to Foxtel.
If it is screening in your country, please let me know and I'll
add it to the list. Many people are continuing to collect Waltons
Memorabilia, with some pieces being very much in demand, and there
is even a Waltons Mountain Museum, which has been developed in
Schuyler, the home of the Hamner family, the real Waltons.
You can find out more about the series and its actors
by visiting the links below. If you are a true fan of The Waltons,
you will already know that it is very hard to find out much about
the series and the actors either from the Internet, or from books.
Fortunately for us all though, there have been many other sites
developed about the show, and there's even a Waltons Webring now.
Each one is unique and they are all fun to visit. In the meantime,
I hope you enjoy your visit to my Waltons site, coming to you
from an Australian perspective.
The Waltons Digest, as my mailing list has become known, has been up and running, since Easter '97. It's really a fan club run by email. The first Digest was sent to coincide with the airing of the 1997 Waltons special, A Walton
Easter and it's grown enormously since then. The Waltons Digest is sent each month, in digest form, and we continue to have around 400 members. It's a very friendly group. Fans of all ages are involved so come and join us. We discuss all sorts of Waltons matters and it's a great way to keep up to date with all the latest gossip about our favorite family. You'll also get to hear about any Waltons reunions or events being planned.
If you are interested, please
email me and I will add you to the list. When you send your email,
please put "Walton List" in the subject space. Joining
a mailing list is a great way to meet new internet friends and
to learn a lot more about this show and the actors from it.
As it is run by me, not by a listserv,
please be patient and don't expect an immediate reply. If you
don't hear from me for a few days though, it is worthwhile to
send your message again, just in case I haven't received your
email, or for some reason, I didn't get your email address quite
As of July 2009, the Archives of the Waltons Digest, can be found at another part of this site. Go to The Waltons Digest Archives, and click on the link for the Digests you want to see. Many members have been a part of the Digest since its inception, so you may find some familiar names when you visit there.
The Waltons Blog
I welcomed readers to the first Waltons Blog post in 2008. The Internet has become much more interactive during the 21st century and so to are Waltons fan sites. This was one way to keep fans in touch with Waltons news more quickly. Pop over to my Waltons Blog at The Waltons Weblog and have a look. If you're interested in the Waltons Christmas episodes there's quite a list, with screen grabs, there.
A Quarter Blue
I have had the pleasure of meeting Martha Wade at Waltons reunions in 2007 and again in 2012. As a child Martha played Serena on The Waltons. She was Martha Nix then. She is the founder of an organisation called A Quarter Blue, aimed at passing information on to children, parents and the general public, about child molestation. I would urge you all to visit her site. There is a great deal of information there that both adults and children should be aware of, as well as some lovely gift ideas which will also help to spread the message. Go to A Quarter Blue Her cause is one which we should all be familiar with, especially with technology making it far easier than ever before to reach our children.
2014 - I am in the process of updating my Waltons site. Please be patient whilst it undergoes some changes.
This site was prepared and written,
and is maintained by Karen Kearney.
Please feel free to email me
about the contents.