The Waltons find a 12 year old runaway in their barn. He fits into the family and they want to keep him - but he is black. It would never work out with the way society is. Josh is adopted by Verdie.
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[narration as John 'John Boy' Walton, Jr. reading from his journal
Looking back to 1939 on Waltons Mountain, I had to span a chasm far deeper and wider than nearly 40 years of time. Customs and prejudices that were acceptable in those days have gentled into a greater justice today. But they *were* part of that time, and to remember them any other way would be false. It was then, too, that my youngest brother, Jim Bob, entered a phase designed to drive the rest of the family to exasperation; a ...