Question: Did a cast member of the Waltons TV show pass away this week? — Wanda C., Blairsville, Ga.

Televisionary: Not a cast member, Wanda, but the youngest brother of series creator Earl Hamner, who based the show on his own family and his life growing up in Schuyler, Va. James E. Hamner, who was the inspiration for Jim-Bob, died April 1 at the age of 67.