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Lynchburg: Michael Learned (Olivia Walton) Visits Waltons’ Fan Club Reunion Over Weekend

[ 0 ] November 2, 2014 |
©2014 Blue Ridge Life : Photos By Woody Greenberg : Carolyn Grinnell, president of the Waltons International Fan Club (L) stands next to Michael Learned, who played Olivia Walton in the highly acclaimed CBS TV series, The Waltons. Learned was in Lynchburg Saturday evening - November 1, 2014 -  as part of the the annual fan club reunion.

©2014 Blue Ridge Life : Photos By Woody Greenberg : Carolyn Grinnell, president of the Waltons International Fan Club (L) stands next to Michael Learned, who played Olivia Walton in the highly acclaimed CBS TV series, The Waltons. Learned was in Lynchburg Saturday evening – November 1, 2014 – as part of the the annual fan club reunion.

Lynchburg, Virginia
For over 2 decades the Waltons International Fan Club has been holding their annual reunions. The fan club is 22 years old and was founded by Carolyn Grinnell after she met Earl Hamner (the series creator) and Michael Learned (Olivia Walton) at the cast reunion when the Waltons Mountain Museum opened in Schuyler. Fans met this year in Lynchburg where Learned greeted everyone.

Ralph Waite (who played John Walton - the father in the series) was memorialized in a special remembrance during Saturday's reunion in Lynchburg. Learned told stories about Waite, who played her television husband.

Ralph Waite (who played John Walton – the father in the series) was memorialized in a special remembrance during Saturday’s reunion in Lynchburg. Learned told stories about Waite, who played her television husband.

The fan club honored Waite with a compilation video and an empty chair under his photo.

The fan club honored Waite with a compilation video and an empty chair under his photo.

Earl Hamner, the creator of the series, was back visited his hometown of Schuyler, Virginia in Nelson County back in April of 2014. He was there for several days as crews shot a documentary about his life. The series is still in the production and editing phases.

Learn more about the Earl Hamner Storyteller documentary and how you can help out by clicking here.

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