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A Christmas Memory : The Late Earl Hamner (John-Boy) Of Nelson County : Merry Christmas 2019!

A Christmas Memory : The Late Earl Hamner (John-Boy) Of Nelson County : Merry Christmas 2019!

[ 0 ] December 24, 2019

Click play above to listen now. Schuyler, Virginia & Memphis, Tennessee In what’s become our 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 […]

Earl Hamner Reminisces About His Career & Christmas Back In Virginia During This Special Interview (Audio)

Earl Hamner Reminisces About His Career & Christmas Back In Virginia During This Special Interview (Audio)

[ 0 ] December 24, 2014

Memphis, Tennessee & Schuyler, Virginia 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. Listen for over an hour as Earl reminisces about his career, life in the Virginia Blue Ridge and more. […]

Earl Hamner & NCL Talk The Homecoming This Thursday Afternoon On The Radio

Earl Hamner & NCL Talk The Homecoming This Thursday Afternoon On The Radio

[ 0 ] December 6, 2011

Afton, Virginia Memphis, Tennessee If you are from Nelson County you know about the The Homecoming. If you aren’t from Nelson County, you probably still know about The Homecoming. This December marks 6 years of stage productions at The Hamner Theater in Afton, VA. The theater was established in honor of Nelson County native Earl […]

The Story That Inspired The Waltons : Hamner's Homecoming Starts Tonight : 11.19.09

The Story That Inspired The Waltons : Hamner’s Homecoming Starts Tonight : 11.19.09

[ 0 ] November 19, 2009

Afton Nelson County, Virginia The return, after three years, of the beloved family Christmas story, The Homecoming, by Earl Hamner. The Homecoming is the heart-warming story of a family waiting for the magic of Christmas Eve to arrive – not Santa, but Daddy – told from the perspective of the adult Clay-Boy as he remembers […]

John Boy Comes Home : Hamner At The Hamner Thursday Night : 11.6.09

John Boy Comes Home : Hamner At The Hamner Thursday Night : 11.6.09

[ 0 ] November 6, 2009

Afton Nelson County, Virginia Earl Hamner, Jr. best known as the creator of The Waltons television series on CBS returned home last night to his native Nelson County. Hamner was born on July 10, 1923 in Schuyler, Virginia. Earl turned 86 this past July. The Waltons was based loosely on his childhood experiences growing up […]

As Fall Begins, Auditions Wrap Up For The Homecoming : 9.22.09

As Fall Begins, Auditions Wrap Up For The Homecoming : 9.22.09

[ 0 ] September 22, 2009

Afton Nelson County, Virginia Fall Begins Today @ 5:18 PM EDT We told you over the weekend about the upcoming production of The Homecoming at The Hamner Theater later this fall. Sunday and Monday folks showed up to try out for parts in the highly popular pilot that inspired the long running television series, The […]

Auditions for The Homecoming Start This Sunday @ The Hamner Theater

Auditions for The Homecoming Start This Sunday @ The Hamner Theater

[ 2 ] September 18, 2009

Afton Nelson County, Virginia After a one year sabbatical, The Homecoming will be on stage once again this fall at The Hamner Theater in The Rockfish Valley Community Center. The production is based on Earl Hamner’s life in the mountains of Nelson County near Schuyler set in the early 1930’s. Auditions for the production that […]

Earl Hamner Remembers A Nelson County, Virginia Christmas

Earl Hamner Remembers A Nelson County, Virginia Christmas

[ 10 ] December 24, 2008

Schuyler – Nelson County, Virginia Earl Hamner first wrote this story for our printed edition of Nelson County Life in December 2006. Earl is a treasure for this county, and though many younger generations don’t even know of The Waltons television series based on his life growing up in Schuyler, his stories are timeless for […]