This week, a couple of revisits with two women I recently wrote about in this column.
Last year, I sat down with Mary McDonough, whom you may remember as Erin Walton from "The Waltons." It was soon after she'd started teaching a local acting class here in Huntington Beach for students.
Mary is still teaching the kids, but recently, she invited me up to Los Angeles to watch her take part in a Waltons reunion, something she was co-producing in conjunction with "The Waltons"' return to TV (it just began re-airing on the Inspiration Network).
It was a fascinating day, watching as everyone got together. Though Richard Thomas (John-Boy) taped his segments in New York, David Harper (Jim-Bob), Judy Norton-Taylor (Mary Ellen), Eric Scott (Ben); Jon Walmsley (Jason); Kami Cotler (Elizabeth), Ralph Waite (John Walton Sr.) and Michael Learned (Olivia) were all there.
Even show creator Earl Hamner, Jr. (the real life John-Boy) attended.