When a meteorite falls through the Baldwin sisters' roof, it has strange effects on the people of Walton's Mountain; the sisters are convinced by their cousin Polonius that the star is a sign from their father saying that they should stop making "the recipe", while Grandpa believes he is going to die soon. Written by
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Reference on the radio news broadcast to the Dillinger Gang's bank robbery in Greencastle, Indiana, places the action of this episode around the date of that event: October 23, 1933. See more
Walton's Mountain is as old as the earth itself. For countless centuries it has quietly shouldered the sky above the land on which our family settled, built and flourished. Through all its seasons, through all the great and small events of our lives, the mountain was changeless, as fixed and as permanent as the glittering stars above. And then there was an evening in the 1930's which started all of us wondering how fixed or permanent anything is... even a star.