Ralph Waite was the iconic American father. He represented the best of what we all wish for as the head of the family – strong, loving, honest, loyal, not to mention the twinkle in what he grinningly referred to as his “baby blues”. He will be remembered for a career that spanned over 40 years highlighted by his portrayal of my TV father “John Walton”. He was a co-worker, a friend, and the best TV Dad I could have asked for. I will miss him.
Love you, Ralph… till we meet again.