by David Bennett 5 March 2015
Remember the television show, The Waltons? The series ran from 1971 to 1981 showing the life and trials of a 1930s and 1940s Virginia mountain family through The Great Depression and World War II.
In Season 1 Episode 17, two mountain dulcimers were featured. I’ve added some new photos from this episode. The basic story line is this:
John Boy has a borrowed mountain dulcimer he plays.
Girl comes to stay with the Waltons for a time.
Boy meets girl.
Boy plays mountain dulcimer for girl.
Girl falls for mountain dulcimer player.
Girl gives John Boy a mountain dulcimer of his own.
Girl & John Boy break up and girl leaves.
John Boy is happy because there are lots of girls but not so many mountain dulcimers.
Once again John Boy makes a wise choice.
Click on the first photo then click on each photo to scroll through photos:
Good night John Boy!
Good night Preston!
Good night Grady!
Good night (insert your name here)!
You can order Season 1 of The Waltons from Amazon if you want to see John Boy play.
Related: The Daniel Boone TV show also featured a mountain dulcimer in 1964 & 1969 episodes