Post by flossieskid on Sept 9, 2021 15:22:58 GMT -5
To all the wonderful fans of the Waltons, I have a special request: Claire Whittaker, a writer, Executive Story Editor and Executive Producer of The Waltons needs our prayers. She is facing some serious health issues (thankfully not Covid) and could use all the good thoughts and prayers of the Forum’s fans and participants.
She is in her early 90’s and has always been in fairly good health. But a fall at her home necessitated her being air-lifted to a bigger hospital for medical treatment. Doctors are still unsure of her diagnosis, but at her age, any significant illness is of great concern.
I think she was the only female Executive Story Editor promoted to Executive Producer, by Earl Hamner, during the series’ long run. Any positive thoughts and prayers sent her way would be gratefully appreciated. Thank you!
Thank you for letting us know about Claire Whittaker. I have had the opportunity to meet a few of the writers and producers of The Waltons, but I don’t believe I’ve ever met Ms. Whittaker. I certainly recognize her name though.
I don’t know if you saw my post on another board, but in case you missed it, Audrey Hamner passed away this week. Audrey was Earl’s middle sister. The character of Erin was based on her. I did have the opportunity to meet her several times. She was a wonderful lady, very friendly, and always seemed to enjoy spending time with fans of The Waltons. She was 90. Here is a link to the thread about Audrey. waltonswebpage.proboards.com/thread/11098/audrey-hamner-1931-2021
Thanks again for letting us know about Claire Whittaker. She will be in my prayers. 🙏
Falls are terrible for seniors. Beulah Bondi died after tripping over one of her cats in her home.
I fell in January 2014 and broke my left hip. It was replaced with titanium. Then, in November 2016 I fell on my right side and broke my hip, wrist, and shoulder. I know how dangerous falls can be. Breaks may heal and people may recuperate, but people rarely recover. I wish Claire the very best in her healing.
"As long as there's one person on earth who remembers you, it isn't over." - Oscar Hammerstein