22 October 2002 | SRECCLES
Derivative of "The Waltons"
I remember this show too. I was only 8 when it was on, but at the time I enjoyed it. It would probably give me cavities now.
Now I see it was really jumping on the bandwagon started by "The Waltons" two seasons earlier. "Little House on the Prairie" followed the same trend.
One of the episodes I remember involved the father sitting in a tree to protest its removal. Eventually everyone in town came to join him and sing-along as he played his guitar ("Down by the old mill stream...").
I did find the cantankerous grandfather with a heart of gold a little annoying. And I never really adjusted to the actress change for one of the daughters.