Friday, December 16, 2011

Friday Flicks: The Homecoming: A Christmas Story

 I was in high school when The Waltons were on TV - this show was one of our family favorites. John Boy played a part in encouraging me to pursue my own dream of being a writer. The scene where he explains to Mama about what writing means to him always brings tears to my eyes.

Funny scenes:
Hawthorne Dooley (Cleavon Little) with John Boy at Miss Mamie's and Miss Emily's trying to borrow a car.

Charlie Snead (William Windom) - the turkey thief.

The missionary giving away toys to children who can recite a Bible verse ("Thy two breasts are like two young rows that are twins which feed among the lilies. Solomon Song Chapter 4:5")

Goodnight, John Boy. Merry Christmas!

4 comments:

Belle said...

I loved this show too. My whole family would watch it together. It was inspiring.

Craig Edwards said...

What a great show - family drama, with the humor and silly bits and melodramatic bits - a lot like real life.

Name: Luana Krause said...

Belle: I'm so glad it's still playing in reruns....a new generation can now enjoy the Waltons!

Name: Luana Krause said...

Craig: Yes, it has everything. A heartwarming Christmas story -- Love it!