Jason helps Verdie research her family tree. They find people who knew her family. Elizabeth starts writing to a soldier at Camp Lee, pretending she is 18 years old by sending Erin's picture as her own.

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Mary Ellen Walton (as Judy Norton-Taylor)
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Erin Walton (as Mary Elizabeth McDonough)
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The Narrator (voice) (as Earl Hamner)
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Miss Estelle Unwin
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Mrs. Nelson
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Arnold Kevin
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Jason helps Verdie research her family tree. They find people who knew her family. Elizabeth starts writing to a soldier at Camp Lee, pretending she is 18 years old by sending Erin's picture as her own.

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Drama | Family | Romance

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9 February 1978 (USA)  »

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Trivia

This episode was made a year after Alex Haley's series Roots had been released in which he famously told the story of his descendants back to Kunta Kinte. Clearly it was made with similar sentiment. See more »

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As Grandpa, Jason and Verdi enter the estate's gate you can see what looks like production trailers on the left of the screen and again past some trees. See more »

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Narrator: [narration as John 'John Boy' Walton, Jr. reading from his journal] As the 1930s became the war years of the 1940s, an awakening came to our small community, an awareness of the world beyond our Blue Ridge Mountains. There began a reaching out to touch people and places and knowledge we had never considered before.
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