Grandpa's sister in law is being forced out of their home by a government project. The Waltons go to their land to help defend the homestead. John-Boy is torn between his ideals and the family loyalty.
Did You Know?
Beulah Bondi and Ellen Corby worked together almost 40 years prior to this episode in Frank Capra's classic, It's a Wonderful Life. Ms. Bondi played Ma Bailey and Ms. Corby played a customer of the Bailey Building and Loan. See more
At the end of this episode, it mentions that Wade became a famous wood carver. In a future episode, The Estrangement, he indicates that he was never able to sell any of the wooden articles. See more
[narration as John 'John Boy' Walton, Jr. reading from his journal
When I was growing up on Waltons Mountain, I had a tendency to think of myself and my immediate family as the only Waltons, but that wasn't true, we were part of a great clan. There were other mountains and many other Waltons who lived farther up in the Blue Ridge. They were part of the family whose way had scarcely been touched by the passing of time. We were a family born to share a kinship with the seasons, always gratefully ...
On Top Of Old Smokey
Traditional Folk Song
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