The children are upset when their father sells a newborn calf to another farmer who intends to slaughter it for beef.
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The speech heard on the Radio is Franklin Roosevelt's second Inaugural address, made on January 20, 1937. (This is almost four years out of sync with the time line of the series, established by incidental information on recent episodes as the spring of 1933). See more
As Olivia serves flapjack at the dinner table, it is simultaneously dark night time outside the side window, and bright daylight outside the front door windows. See more
[narration as John 'John Boy' Walton, Jr. reading from his journal
Waltons Mountain was an everlasting presence in our lives. Whenever I could, when I was growing up there during the Depression years, I would climb its slopes. Up there I could get lost in dreams, dreams of becoming a writer, of becoming a man. I knew no writers, so I had no writer to model myself after; but as a boy aspiring to manhood, I had only to follow the footsteps of a remarkable father.