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In Memory of The Waltons "Ike Godsey" - Joe Conley
 
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Joe Conley - A Great Man! He lives in all our hearts. Till we meet again "IKE" 3/3/28 - 7/7/13 Music by Paul Cardall "Sweet Escape" from the Sacred Piano CD Please visit our website www.earlhamnerstoryteller.com
Views: 291868 Ray Castro
The Waltons 45th Anniversary Reunion In-Memoriam
 
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IN HONOR OF EARL HAMNER The Walton's 45th Anniversary Reunion Walton's Mountain Museum Schuyler, VA March 24-26, 2017 "Life & Death" with permission by Paul Cardall
Views: 87894 Ray Castro
A Visit with Doris Hamner in Schuyler, VA 1973
 
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In 1973, David DeCosmo, his wife and two daughters set out on a journey to find Walton's Mountain in Schuyler, VA thanks to an article which actually pictured the house. Music courtesy of Paul Cardall from the Earl Hamner Storyteller documentary.
Views: 11399 Ray Castro
Michael Learned reads "Grandpa's Christmas Wish" by Earl Hamner Jr.
 
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'Grandpa's Christmas Wish' In 1974 Columbia released The Waltons Christmas Album featuring Earl Hamner and Will Geer.  On Track 2 of the B-Side, Will Geer reads a poem that was written by Earl Hamner titled - "Grandpa's Christmas Wish" Michael Learned reads 'Grandpa's Christmas Wish' in honor of Earl Hamner and Will Geer and as a gift to you. Merry Christmas!
Views: 6833 Ray Castro
Official Earl Hamner Storyteller Trailer
 
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Join us in honoring one of the Greatest Storytellers of our time - Mr. Earl Hamner. Visit our website for updates and more at: www.earlhamnerstoryteller.com Purchase the Earl Hamner Storyteller DVD here: https://www.paypal.com/webapps/shoppingcart?mfid=1510372382677_c23a82cc30630&flowlogging_id=c23a82cc30630#/checkout/shoppingCart
Views: 9728 Ray Castro
The Walton's 40th Anniversary Reunion in-memoriam by Paul Cardall
 
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Paul Cardall performs "Life & Death" for The Walton's 40th Anniversary Reunion in-memoriam at the Wilshire Ebell Theatre September 29, 2012 Please visit our website www.earlhamnerstoryteller.com
Views: 29699 Ray Castro
The Waltons Hamner House - Schuyler, Virginia
 
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The Waltons Hamner House differs from its likeness, you might be stirred by a sense of nostalgia when you see it. You might even recognize it and not know exactly why. More popularly known as The Waltons House, the Hamner House is the childhood home of Earl Hamner, Jr., novelist and creator of the TV series, The Waltons. Inspired by his upbringing, the show Hamner famously adapted from his novel Spencer’s Mountain follows the lives of the fictional Walton family in a Virginia mountain town of Schuyler from 1933-1946. The show aired from 1971-1981 and won numerous Emmy Awards. The original house that served as the backdrop to Hamner’s childhood was built in the early 20th century in the village of Schuyler in Nelson County, where it still stands today. According to a Nelson County Historical Society 2017 tour pamphlet, the Hamner home is one of a few surviving company houses connected to the local soapstone industry. Due to its important place in Americana, the Hamner House was added to the National Register of Historic Places in 2004. From the National Register of Historic Places registration form for the Schuyler Historic District: Of notable historical interest is the Hamner House at 128 Tree Top Loop, which was individually listed in the Virginia Landmarks Register in 2004. This I-house was built around 1915 by M.J. Copps, the manager of the local soapstone quarry, and is typical of company housing from the early 20th century. This dwelling is significant as the boyhood home of Earl Hamner, Jr., the author of Spencer’s Mountain and creator of the popular television show based on this childhood home and town, called The Waltons. Earl Hamner, Jr. writes about the house in his autobiography. "We were an extended family living in a small white clapboard house. The house had been owned by the company that operated the soapstone mill that had brought the village into being. When the company closed it offered its company-owned houses for sale. My father bought ours for five hundred dollars." (From "Goodnight John-Boy", by Earl Hamner and John Griffin). A unique element of the house that still remains is the stacked soapstone foundation sourced from the nearby quarry. The house was quite modest when the Hamner kids were growing up during the Great Depression. The two story home with its recognizable gabled roof sits on a 1/3 acre lot. Its notable features include double hung windows, an eat-in kitchen with ample space for a long table, a first floor master bedroom, and a spacious bathroom with a claw foot tub (hot water for the bathroom came from a small wood-burning heater). The house has a total of three bedrooms and beautiful pine and oak floors can be found throughout the living areas and upstairs. Visitors can still get a sense of life for a large family in a small house. Earl Hamner, Sr. made a number of improvements after purchasing the house. He covered the original beaded-board walls with plasterboard, framed out the closets and excavated the crawl space to install central heat. The only significant change to the interior of the house afterwards was the opening of the east bedroom ceilings to the rafters. Original Walton Home, LLC purchased the house at auction in 2004. Over the next year or so, Original Walton Home, LLC extensively renovated the home. Subsequently fans have been allowed to tour the home. Earl Hamner, Jr. wrote in his blog; The house where we lived fell into disrepair for a while, but happily it was bought by someone I respect and admire and am most grateful to, a fellow Virginian. She has restored the house from top to bottom. I was afraid that when I visited there after the restoration I might be disappointed, but Pam has paid such incredible attention to detail that when I was there a couple of weeks ago I walked through the door and I was home again. On May 4, 2017 the "Original Waltons House" or "The Hamner House" was listed on the market for sale. The following day, "Earl Hamner Storyteller" director Ray Castro contacted associate producer Carole Johnson and Kirstin DeMaio to begin the process of purchasing their friend, mentor and inspiration - Earl Hamner Jr.'s boyhood home with the common goal of preserving and maintaining it as a historical museum with relevance to The Waltons. "In memory I go there each night, I stand beside the gate, look up to the house, and once again I hear the voices of my mother and father, my brothers and sisters as we call goodnight to each other before we sleep." - Earl Hamner, Jr. www.thewaltonshamnerhouse.com www.earlhamnerstoryteller.com
Views: 4244 Ray Castro
The Waltons Hamner House Ribbon Cutting Ceremony with Richard Thomas
 
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Visit our website at: www.thewaltonshamnerhouse.com
Views: 4386 Ray Castro
Earl Hamner Storyteller "An American Treasure" - Tribute
 
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On July 10, 1923 "An American Treasure" was born. A true Virginia gentleman and one of the greatest Storytellers in American literature, Earl Hamner Jr. has left his imprint on hearts and lives the world over. With this tribute, we wanted to reflect back on some happy and fun moments during the filming of "Earl Hamner Storyteller", including some outtakes and unused footage. Our initial goal was to release the film on his birthday. So let us celebrate the most humble gentleman, the great Storyteller, the son, the brother, the father, the husband, the great gift that was Earl Hamner Jr. For more on Earl Hamner Storyteller, please visit our website at: www.earlhamnerstoryteller.com
Views: 13240 Ray Castro
The Walton's 40th Anniversary Reunion After Party
 
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Please visit our website www.earlhamnerstoryteller.com
Views: 30294 Ray Castro
Earl Hamner accepts the Will Geer Humanitarian Award 2015
 
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Earl Hamner is honored at The Will Geer Theatricum Botanicum with the first ever Will Geer Humanitarian Award. Please visit our website www.earlhamnerstoryteller.com
Views: 30403 Ray Castro
Vintage 16mm The Waltons/Spencer's Mountain Related Commercials
 
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Vintage 16mm commercials of Earl Hamners' "Spencer's Mountain, Will Geer energy saving commercial, Richard Thomas' "Battle Beyond the Stars" and Richard Thomas commercial talking about his Walton Family. Please visit our website www.earlhamnerstoryteller.com
Views: 14304 Ray Castro
"Goodnight, Ronnie Claire Edwards" - Tribute
 
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With a heavy heart we completed this tribute video to our beloved Ronnie Claire Edwards featuring clips from The Waltons, Earl Hamner Storyteller and The Waltons 40th Anniversary Reunion at the Wilshire Ebell Theatre September 29, 2012. www.earlhamnerstoryteller.com
Views: 50677 Ray Castro
The Waltons Hamner House - Up Close And Personal With Paul Hamner
 
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Paul Hamner, brother to Earl Hamner Jr., creator of the 1970’s hit TV show The Waltons discusses growing up in The Waltons Hamner House in Schuyler, VA. Music by Paul Cardall
Views: 12021 Ray Castro
In Memory of The Waltons "John Walton" - Ralph Waite
 
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Ralph Waite had asked that all donations be made to: https://shop.stjude.org/GiftCatalog/donation.do?cID=14262&pID=24671 Please visit our website www.earlhamnerstoryteller.com
Views: 216789 Ray Castro
Michael Learned's Childhood Christmas Memories
 
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Michael Learned shares her favorite childhood memories of Christmas past. For more information on "The Waltons 45th Anniversary Reunion" in Schuyler, VA on March 24-26, 2017 please visit our website at www.earlhamnerstoryteller.com
Views: 4058 Ray Castro
Michael Learned's "Front Porch Reflections" Promo
 
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Michael Learned invites you all to join her on Sunday March 26, 2017 at the Jefferson Theater in Charlottesville, Virginia as she shares her personal story in "Front Porch Reflections". Tickets to Michael Learned's "Front Porch Reflections" are available at the JEFFERSON THEATER 110 East Main Street Charlottesville, VA 22902 on Sunday March 26, 2017 from 1pm-3pm.  Tickets are available at the Jefferson Theater website at: www.jeffersontheater.com or by calling their box office at: 1-800-594-8499
Views: 1317 Ray Castro
Remembering Patricia Neal
 
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This tribute to Patricia Neal is from "The Homecoming 40th Anniversary Reunion" held at the Loews Jersey on December 2, 2011. The movie clip is from Mary McDonoughs' independent short "For the Love of May". Music used with permission by Paul Cardall "Come Thou Fount" Please visit our website www.earlhamnerstoryteller.com
Views: 3892 Ray Castro
Richard Thomas's 47th birthday party in Hartford, CT
 
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This video clip is from Richard Thomas's 47th birthday party in Hartford, CT during his stage production of Tiny Alice. Tribute includes clips of Richard's extensive work and local news coverage of the reunion. Please visit our website www.earlhamnerstoryteller.com
Views: 31628 Ray Castro
Michael Learned - "Earl Hamner's Thanksgiving Day Remembrance'
 
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Visit our website at: www.thewaltonshamnerhouse.com
Views: 2538 Ray Castro
Earl Hamner Storyteller Trailer 2
 
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EARL HAMNER STORYTELLER - documentary film Join us in honoring one of the greatest storytellers of our time - Mr. EARL HAMNER. Visit our Facebook page Earl Hamner Storyteller for updates. Please visit our website www.earlhamnerstoryteller.com
Views: 3385 Ray Castro
The Waltons 40th Anniversary Event
 
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Join us for "The Walton's 40th Anniversary: Celebrating Family & Education at The Wilshire Ebell Theatre Saturday, September 29, 2012 at 6:00pm Benefitting - Environmental Charter Middle School www.waltons40th.com
Views: 22476 Ray Castro
The Homecoming: A Christmas Story by Earl Hamner Jr. A behind the scenes look
 
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The Christmas movie that gave us - "The Waltons"! Created by Earl Hamner Jr., the series pilot aired on December 19, 1971 as a television movie titled "The Homecoming: A Christmas Story".  Thank You Earl Hamner Jr. for allowing the World to be a part of your family. Special Thanks to Kami and Barbara Cotler for providing the behind the scenes footage and to David Huddleston for sharing his memories with us. Merry Christmas Everybody! Please visit our website www.earlhamnerstoryteller.com
Views: 41485 Ray Castro
Richard Thomas & The Waltons -  The Homecoming 40th Reunion
 
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Richard Thomas reads 'Twas the Night Before Christmas' by Clement Clarke Moore. The cast of The Waltons perform 'The Goodnight Song' (written by Jon Walmsley) at The Homecoming: A Christmas Story (written by Earl Hamner) 40th Anniversary Reunion in New Jersey December 3, 2011 Please visit our website www.earlhamnerstoryteller.com
Views: 22992 Ray Castro
Earl Hamner Storyteller Trailer 1
 
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EARL HAMNER STORYTELLER - documentary film Join us in honoring one of the greatest storytellers of our time - Mr. EARL HAMNER. Visit our Facebook page Earl Hamner Storyteller for more updates. Please visit our website www.earlhamnerstoryteller.com
Views: 2857 Ray Castro
Michael Learned visits The Waltons Hamner House in Schuyler, VA
 
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The Waltons Hamner House 128 Tree Top Loop/Box 262 Schuyler, VA 22969 www.thewaltonshamnerhouse.com
Views: 4246 Ray Castro
The Waltons 45th Anniversary Reunion Promo
 
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Michael Learned and Eric Scott invite you all to join them and their fellow Walton Cast members to The Waltons 45th Anniversary Reunion Autograph Session on Saturday March 25, 2017 at the Waltons Mountain Museum in Schuyler, Virginia from 10am-3pm. Tickets are still available to The Waltons Autograph Session at the Waltons Mountain Museum on Saturday March 25, 2017.  For tickets please visit our website at: www.earlhamnerstoryteller.com
Views: 21081 Ray Castro
Environmental Charter Middle School Waltons 40th Anniversary Promo
 
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In celebration of the 40th Anniversary of THE WALTONS, we hope you will join us on September 29, 2012, at the Wilshire Ebell Theatre in Los Angeles, as the cast is honored by their peers and other special guests.  The event is also a fundraiser for Environmental Charter Middle School, at which Kami Cotler, "Elizabeth Walton", is principal.  It will be a great evening celebrating family and education. Celebrities from many different television shows will say a few words about the show and introduce the various cast members.  The website www.waltons40th.com will be updated as guests are added.  We hope you will join us for this special evening, honoring a television classic, while raising money for a great cause.  Red carpet arrivals begin at 5:00 pm and the program begins at 6:00 pm.
Views: 3976 Ray Castro
James Best "Snippets" from Earl Hamner Storyteller
 
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James Best shares his memories of The Twilight Zone, The Waltons and The Dukes of Hazzard for the Earl Hamner Storyteller documentary. Many thanks to James and Dorothy for opening their home to us and being a part of the Earl Hamner Storyteller family. May You Rest In Peace James Best as We Will Remember You With Laughter! Please visit our website www.earlhamnerstoryteller.com https://www.facebook.com/EARLHAMNERSTORYTELLER
Views: 3033 Ray Castro
Earl Hamner Storyteller Christmas Ornament Drawing
 
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Michael McGreevey selects the winner of the Hallmark Christmas ornament for the Earl Hamner Storyteller indiegogo $10 perk. Please visit our website www.earlhamnerstoryteller.com
Views: 341 Ray Castro
Edith Bunker watches "THE WALTONS"
 
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All In The Family's Edith Bunker (Jean Stapleton) hope of family from watching The Waltons. Please visit our website www.earlhamnerstoryteller.com
Views: 4639 Ray Castro
Visit The Waltons Hamner House in Schuyler, VA
 
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The Waltons Hamner House differs from its likeness, you might be stirred by a sense of nostalgia when you see it. You might even recognize it and not know exactly why. More popularly known as The Waltons House, the Hamner House is the childhood home of Earl Hamner, Jr., novelist and creator of the TV series, The Waltons. Inspired by his upbringing, the show Hamner famously adapted from his novel Spencer’s Mountain follows the lives of the fictional Walton family in a Virginia mountain town of Schuyler from 1933-1946. The show aired from 1971-1981 and won numerous Emmy Awards. The Waltons Hamner House A Registered Virginia Landmark - Established 1915 128 Tree Top Loop Schuyler, VA 22969 LIKE Us On Facebook: https://m.facebook.com/thewaltonshamnerhouse/ Visit Our Website: www.thewaltonshamnerhouse.com
Views: 10913 Ray Castro
The Walking Dead: Get Out Of Jersey
 
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Thanks to all my Family & Friends who took the time to make this Walking Dead short possible. A Special Thanks to Dave & Donata at the Paterson Art Factory - www.artfactory.us.com for sponsoring this short. The location was the ultimate "Extra".
Views: 583 Ray Castro
The New "Pony Cart Room" at the Walton's Mountain Museum in Schuyler, VA
 
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Walton's Mountain Museum Schuyler, VA 22969 434-831-2000 http://www.walton-mountain.org
Views: 4760 Ray Castro
Richard Thomas Returns to Walton's Mountain - Schuyler, VA October 20-22, 2017
 
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Join us for the Walton's Mountain Museum 25th Silver Anniversary Reunion from October 20 - 22, 2017. 6484 Rockfish River Road Schuyler, VA 22969 434-831-2000 For Tickets and Information, Visit our websites at: www.earlhamnerstoryteller.com or www.walton-mountain.org or www.thewaltonshamnerhouse.com
Views: 6528 Ray Castro
Environmental Charter Middle School Waltons 40th Anniversary Promo (short version)
 
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In celebration of the 40th Anniversary of THE WALTONS, we hope you will join us on September 29, 2012, at the Wilshire Ebell Theatre in Los Angeles, as the cast is honored by their peers and other special guests.  The event is also a fundraiser for Environmental Charter Middle School, at which Kami Cotler, "Elizabeth Walton", is principal.  It will be a great evening celebrating family and education. Celebrities from many different television shows will say a few words about the show and introduce the various cast members.  The website www.waltons40th.com will be updated as guests are added.  We hope you will join us for this special evening, honoring a television classic, while raising money for a great cause.  Red carpet arrivals begin at 5:00 pm and the program begins at 6:00 pm.
Views: 2283 Ray Castro
Michael Learned - Grateful
 
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Michael Learned thanks Eddie Napolillo for winning the two items that were auctioned for her nephew Nathan Bloch who is recovering from a series of strokes. Please consider contributing to Nathan Bloch's Recovery GoFundMe Campaign at: https://www.gofundme.com/2hrvu877
Views: 942 Ray Castro
gmc Uplifting Entertainment Waltons 40th Anniversary Reunion Commercial
 
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Join us for "The Walton's 40th Anniversary: Celebrating Family & Education at The Wilshire Ebell Theatre Saturday, September 29, 2012 at 6:00pm Benefitting - Environmental Charter Middle School www.waltons40th.com
Views: 11045 Ray Castro
EarlPitchindiegogo2 HD
 
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EARL HAMNER STORYTELLER - documentary film PLEASE DONATE! There are some great perks offered. Signed DVD's, signed Posters, signed Scripts and more. Please check back weekly as we will be adding new content and perks. Join us in honoring one of the greatest storytellers of our time - Mr. EARL HAMNER. Please visit our website www.earlhamnerstoryteller.com
Views: 596 Ray Castro
Rich ThomasV2
 
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My great movie. Please visit our website www.earlhamnerstoryteller.com
Views: 356 Ray Castro
Zac Brown Band - Sic Em' On A Chicken Parody by The Groggy Hillbilly Walkers
 
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This Parody video was made for my admiration of The Zac Brown Band and for my Love of Country Music.  God Bless the U.S.A!
Views: 1519 Ray Castro
ALS ICE BUCKET CHALLENGE
 
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Please donate to www.als.org
Views: 170 Ray Castro
The Walking Dead Season 4 Premiere Party
 
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https://www.facebook.com/events/214568758698309/ The Art Factory 70 Spruce Street Paterson, New Jersey www.artfactory.us.com
Views: 236 Ray Castro