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A Christmas Memory : The Late Earl Hamner (John-Boy) Of Nelson County : Merry Christmas 2018!

A Christmas Memory : The Late Earl Hamner (John-Boy) Of Nelson County : Merry Christmas 2018!

[ 0 ] December 24, 2018

Click play above to listen now. Schuyler, Virginia & Memphis, Tennessee In what’s become an annual tradition here at BRL, enjoy this special radio interview from the December 2011 Christmas season as Nelson native Earl Hamner, Jr. talks with BRL Publisher Tommy Stafford and Memphis KWAM 990 Radio host, Earle Farrell. Press the orange play […]

Earl Hamner's Thanksgiving Memory

Earl Hamner’s Thanksgiving Memory

[ 2 ] November 23, 2018

Nelson County, Virginia For several years during the infancy of Blue Ridge Life Magazine (back then Nelson County Life) Earl Hamner wrote poems and stories for us that we luckily got to include in the pages of the magazine. We remained dear friends with Earl until his death back in March of 2016. One of […]

Nelson : Schuyler : Groundbreaking For Earl's Meadow Held This Past Weekend

Nelson : Schuyler : Groundbreaking For Earl’s Meadow Held This Past Weekend

[ 0 ] March 5, 2018

Schuyler Nelson County, Virginia By Tommy Stafford In a move to keep the memory and legacy of Earl Hamner alive, the official groundbreaking of Earl’s Meadow took place this past Sunday in Schuyler. That’s the birthplace of Earl Hamner, Jr., the creator of the highly popular 70’s CBS television series, The Waltons. The show was […]

Our Annual Christmas Memory With The Late Earl Hamner (John-Boy) Of Nelson County : Merry Christmas

Our Annual Christmas Memory With The Late Earl Hamner (John-Boy) Of Nelson County : Merry Christmas

[ 0 ] December 22, 2017

Click play above to listen now. Schuyler, Virginia & Memphis, Tennessee In what’s become an annual tradition here at BRL, enjoy this special radio interview from the December 2011 Christmas season as Nelson native Earl Hamner, Jr. talks with BRL Publisher Tommy Stafford and Memphis KWAM 990 Radio host, Earle Farrell. Press the orange play […]

A Christmas Favorite : Applesauce Cake Recipe From The Late Earl Hamner, Jr.

A Christmas Favorite : Applesauce Cake Recipe From The Late Earl Hamner, Jr.

[ 0 ] December 14, 2017

Nelson County, Virginia By Tommy Stafford Every year between Thanksgiving and Christmas we are reminded of our friend, the late Earl Hamner, Jr. Earl wrote for our magazine for a number of years right after we started. I’m pretty sure he felt sorry for us in those early days stumbling around in a brand new […]

Schuyler : Richard Thomas (John-Boy)  25th Anniversary Homecoming Events Wrap Up

Schuyler : Richard Thomas (John-Boy) 25th Anniversary Homecoming Events Wrap Up

[ 4 ] October 23, 2017

Schuyler Nelson County, Virginia By Tommy Stafford The fans have gone and Richard Thomas is headed home after a fun and memory filled weekend in Schuyler, Virginia. It marked the 25th anniversary of the Waltons Mountain Museum and several different events gave fans a chance to have pictures made with Thomas and get his autograph. […]

A Conversation With Actor Richard Thomas Of The Waltons On His Return To Schuyler, VA

A Conversation With Actor Richard Thomas Of The Waltons On His Return To Schuyler, VA

[ 5 ] October 11, 2017

New York, NY – Schuyler, Virginia A few days ago our writer Jennie T. Williams told you about Richard Thomas’ planned return to Schuyler on the 20th of October. It’s the first time he’s been back to the hometown of the late Earl Hamner, Jr. Here’s my audio interview below where we talk about Thomas’ […]

Schuyler : A Homecoming : Richard Thomas Returns To Hamner's Childhood Home Weekend Of October 20th

Schuyler : A Homecoming : Richard Thomas Returns To Hamner’s Childhood Home Weekend Of October 20th

[ 6 ] October 9, 2017

Schuyler Nelson County, Virginia By Jennie T. Williams For the first time since 1973, John-Boy Walton is coming home to Schuyler. Richard Thomas played John-Boy, the oldest of seven children, in the hit tv series The Waltons from 1971 to 1981. He visited Earl Hamner, The Waltons’ creator, and his mother in Schuyler, the town […]

Nelson : Schuyler : Earl Hamner Homeplace Purchased :  Opens For Tours Starting Today

Nelson : Schuyler : Earl Hamner Homeplace Purchased : Opens For Tours Starting Today

[ 0 ] September 1, 2017

Schuyler Nelson County, Virginia By Tommy Stafford We first told you about the sale of the old Earl Hamner homeplace in our Facebook post on Wednesday. Three different individuals from across the U.S. came together to preserve the legacy of Earl Hamner’s childhood home. Hamner (a frequent contributor to this magazine in our early years) […]

Nelson : Schuyler : Richard Thomas Star Of The Waltons To Visit Town Based On Series

Nelson : Schuyler : Richard Thomas Star Of The Waltons To Visit Town Based On Series

[ 1 ] June 21, 2017

Schuyler Nelson County, Virginia Coming off his TONY nominated performance for his role in The Little Foxes, Earl Hamner Storyteller has announced that RICHARD THOMAS will be making his first ever museum appearance in Schuyler, VA to celebrate “THE WALTONS MOUNTAIN MUSEUM 25th SILVER ANNIVERSARY” on OCTOBER 20-22, 2017. “We are excited to bring you […]

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