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For a long time, I used to watch the Waltons television show. I would either watch it when getting ready for work or in the afternoon when I couldn’t find anything else on t.v. Waltons is still available on certain channels, Netflix or even on your Amazon FireStick through Kodi. I understand people watch the show just for fun or because it is a wholesome family show. It is hard to find a good show for the whole family to watch today. There are things children could be learning while watching this show.
What I learned and What others could be learning
** Family — A person’s Family will always be there for you. There may be fights among siblings but in the end, they will be there you no matter what has happened in the past. Whether a brother is dating an another brother’s ex-girlfriend or a sister tell’s sibling’s secret for their own good.
** Vegetable Gardening–One of the best ways to save money is to have a vegetable garden. Most anything from the garden can be canned for use throughout the year. Then this is less that you have to spend money on at the store.
** Neighbors–Be there for your neighbors when they are down on their luck, you may need their help someday as well. In farming communities, when the farmer is ill, another farmer will work up the ground, plant or combine the harvest for the farmer that is unable to.
** Pay off Debt before buying new–Do not buy something with a large cost without paying off a loan or debt you already have. I remember an episode where there was an opportunity to buy a new vehicle. They still had an outstanding loan with the equipment they use for the lumber. The father insisted they do not get themselves more in debt.
** Make things from scratch — Whether it is a food recipe or a craft things can be cheaper when made from scratch. The Waltons made bread or desserts from scratch all the time. Recipes were passed down to the next generation. They also made dresses or repaired clothes for the children. Clothes were also passed down to the next child. Why throw something out if it still has a good use.
One may be surprised this subtle morals or lessons they teach in each episode. Many episodes John boy is writing in his journal about what has happened for the day. They end each episode at night time saying Good night to each family member which is a great sign of love for the family. How many times do you say goodnight to each sibling when you were growing up? Take a minute, stop and smell the roses. Think about what is going on around you. What could you be doing differently with your time or your family? On the television show, people wanted to be like the Waltons because of how close they were with each other. Take an afternoon and watch the Waltons learn some tips about frugal living or how to improve your family lifestyle.
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