This Was the Happiest Family Ever! The Waltons: Then and Now

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What do you remember most about The Waltons? Devoted fans of the show certainly recall the joy of watching the Walton family of Virginia go through the trials of living through the Great Depression and World War II. John-Boy and his six siblings, their parents John and Olivia, and their grandparents Zeb and Esther were all about family values and sticking together through thick and thin.

The feel-good show and its powerhouse cast earned numerous Emmys throughout their nine-season and 221-episode run, with the first season even earning a Peabody Award. Anyone who grew up with this program certainly understands the pop-culture significance it held throughout the ’70s.

Read on to see where your favorite characters from The Waltons are today, what they’ve been up to, and how much they’ve grown and changed since the TV series wrapped in 1981.