I always wondered if Rose Burton is Olivia Walton's first cousin. Does anyone know?
Rose has a way of pulling the family unit together during Olivia's absence. Everything about her is beautiful, especially the warmth and love that radiate from her very being.Deer and Bo.jpg (394.14 KB)
Post by goodnight on Sept 23, 2013 18:42:53 GMT -5
I thought she was a cousin through Olivia's mother's side of the family. Because I think she was related to Olivia's maternal aunt Kate. Rose called Elizabeth her niece when Stanley came to visit for the first time. I think that's not uncommon. I call my first cousin's daughters my nieces even thought technically I'm their first cousin once removed. To make things even more confusing, I could call myself their great aunt as well. Because my grandparents adopted me, I am both a niece and a sister to my biological mom's sister. And a sister to my mom as well.
When I was young my mother had an elderly 3rd? cousin named Katie that I referred to as Aunt. She was in her 70's then and lived with her cousin Marge who was my mom's great aunt. Marge and Katie grew up together and were more like sisters than cousins.I was around 11 when they both died. They remind me of the Baldwin's minus the Recipe.I doubt there was a drop of liquor in their house. I'm guessing it was because of her age that I called Katie Aunt.It wasn't until some years later that I found out she wasn't really an aunt but a cousin.
Our family's Baldwin sisters were "Aunt Neenie" and "Aunt Nan".... which is what my Dad grew up calling them, and what my sisters and I called them.... they were actually cousins of my paternal grandfather -- the children of my great grandfather's sister....
Wish I had a picture I could attach -- they actually looked quite a bit like the Baldwins.... Aunt Neenie ("Cornelia") was three years older than Nan ("Marion") -- both were school teachers.... Neenie had married but no children, and Nan always lived with her and never married. Neenie died in 1967 at 84 and Nan in 1972 at 86.... They were absolutely terrific -- we all adored them!! And they were always part of our Thanksgiving, Christmas, and Easter family get-togethers.
All this because they were aunts to no one living, but always referred to that way! Should try to determine exactly what they were -- third cousins twice removed or something!
My grandparents raised my 1st cousin,his Mother had died,but his father who is my uncle was still living.My cousin was brought up with my father,aunt and uncle.My cousin father was my Dad's half brother,so my grandmother wasn't any kin to my cousin.Since my cousin father was still living they didn't adopt him.Ever since I was little I never did call my cousin uncle.I didn't think of him that way,so I guess you could say,that he is my cousin slash uncle.
Post by nedandres on Sept 26, 2013 21:21:33 GMT -5
I found the character of Rose to be quite charming and think that she fit in quite well with the family in Olivia's and Esther's absence. Of course, no one can be replaced on a TV series. She had the most homespun sayings too which I love. Watched "The Pearls," "The Beginning," and "The Gold Watch" within the past couple of days, episodes that I had not seen since 1981!!!! Hard to believe! Long live "The Waltons!"
I sat with Peggy Rea at the 2004 Waltons CA Reunion and she was so interesting to talk to, about her work on "I Love Lucy" (she was a nurse in the Little Ricky birth episode), "The Dukes of Hazzard" (Lulu Hogg), "In Country" (movie with Bruce Willis) and the Cole Porter show "Out of This World" and the Anthony Quinn production of "A Streetcar Named Desire". She had quite the career!!!
I was sorry that she was not featured in the TV reunion movies of the 1990s (other than a brief cameo).