|Marquee on Loews Jersey Theatre|
|during my interview with David Huddleston|
|David signed an 8x10 for me.|
|The names of the deceased are engraved in the marble walls on both pools. Photo credit: Bootie Bell Chewning|
On Friday morning, The Waltons cast appeared on the Today Show.
Friday afternoon, we had a sponsorship luncheon. A cake decorator, Candy Repsher Knappenberger and her crew from Pennsylvania, presented an amazing cake of the Waltons home, barn, shed and truck. Notice the lights within the cake in the windows! It was a sight to behold and an emotional moment for everyone there. The dedication that went in to making this cake was breathtaking.
|As the lights in the cake windows go out, you can just hear "Goodnight John-Boy, Goodnight Elizabeth," etc.|
|I had a ring side seat for Walmsley and Alsop's humorous song|
|The Waltons cast exit the limos and line up for photos--I'm dead center, trying to stay out of the melee. Photo credit: John J. Buxbaum|
|Waltons cast poses for photographers. Photo credit: John J. Buxbaum|
|Radames Pera and myself after the Waltons reunion|
|I'm with Marsha Mann after the reunion|
|Richard Thomas after the performance on Saturday|
|Actress Harriet Harris after the performance|
The whole week was whirlwind of activities and experiences. I'm very grateful to McCastmore productions for including me in the program and allowing me to be a part of the event.
Joanna Wilson is a TV researcher and book author specializing
in Christmas entertainment. More about the TV programs mentioned on this website can
be found in her book "Tis the Season TV: the Encyclopedia of Christmas-themed Episodes, Specials, and Made-for-TV Movies." Her latest book "Triple Dog Dare:
Watching--& Surviving--the 24-Hour Marathon of A Christmas Story"
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|Our group after the performance. Left: Kami Cotler, Richard Thomas, Ellen Geer, Peter Alsop, Lynn Hamilton|
|Taking the train into the City: Left: Lynn Hamilton, Bootie, JoAnne and myself|
|Goofing around while waiting for our train on Saturday night: Bootie, JoAnne, and Jason.|
|McCastmore Productions with David Huddleston. Left: Ray, Tim, David Huddleston and Jason.|