The Waltons have a contract to pick an apple orchard, but Mary Ellen shirks it to listen to a traveling musician who convinces her that her dreams are more important than her responsibilities.
Did You Know?
John Sr. tells Olivia about the apple orchard-owner in "Earlyville." The actual town is "Earlysville," It is about 40 miles northeast of Schuyler, VA, the basis for Walton's Mountain. See more
[narration as John 'John Boy' Walton, Jr. reading from his journal
When I was growing up back in those distant, Depression years, I always seemed to be a year or two younger than I wanted to be and a year or two older than my parents thought I was. It tried my patience for a long time until, one day, something happened to my sister, Mary Ellen, that helped me understand those feelings in myself.
East Virginia Blues
Traditional American Folk Song
Sung by Merie Earle
and Peter Hooten See more