Trivia, Quotes, Notes and Allusions
Opening Narration: Time's inexorable march brought constant changes and challenges to the people on Walton's Mountain. Happily for us the closeness of our family seemed always to temper life's harsher moments. However a crisp, cold Sunday morning in December of 1941 was to bring an event that would sorely test our family and the entire nation.
Closing Narration: We had always known how strong-willed Mary Ellen could be, but those two December days proved her great inner strength. These were the times that would remain in the memories of all Americans who were old enough to grasp the meaning of what had happened on December 7, 1941, the day when the world was never again to be the same.
The German episode title is "Dunkle Stunden", meaning "Dark Hours".
Everyone said that Jim-Bob was too young to enlist, but in "The Secret" John Boy said that Jim-Bob was born on Jan. 13, 1923. On Dec. 7, 1941 Jim-Bob would have been a little over a month from his 19