“Some old-fashioned things like fresh air and sunshine are hard to beat. In our mad rush for progress and modern improvements let's be sure we take along with us all the old-fashioned things worth while.” Laura Ingalls Wilder

Saturday, May 08, 2010

Old Fashioned Inspirations

Hubby and I are watching Season One of the old TV series, The Waltons.  There are a lot of simple lessons to learn ... just by watching how this family struggles through the Great Depression with barely two nickles to their name.  I love watching the interactions between the grandparents .. the parents .. and the children.  John Boy is always weaving family history as he writes down lessons learned.  Parents have authority over their children and guide them with love and discipline.  There are many lessons to learn just by watching this amazing family working together for the good of the family unit.  Some evenings I even catch my daughter, Ann, watching an episode (don't tell her I told you so;).  Inspiration from another era ... it's a good thing! 

4 comments:

Kathryn said...

I always loved that program. It just had so much homemade joy & happiness. :)

Corner Gardener Sue said...

I work in a high school. I think I've lost my shock at some of the things I see and hear in the halls. Maybe I should find that show to watch to remember how things used to be.

It's me ...Mavis said...

We have the first few seasons on dvd and our kids love them... Monkey boy even talks about the Walton's at dinner sometimes... I wish I were neighbors with them :) It's a great family show.

SouthernHeart said...

Confession time here: we bought the entire series...ALL of them...and we watched the whole thing! It was addicting and, by the end of it, I felt like part of the family and homesick for them when it was over! We've agreed to watch it all over again in another year.