Trivia, Quotes, Notes and Allusions
Opening Narration: Though the early years of the Depression were difficult on Walton's Mountain, we still felt a sense of security in our isolation from a troubled world. The building turmoil of the times it seemed lay beyond the mountains and across a distant ocean. Then in 1936 we became aware of Hitler in Germany and Mussolini in Italy. A war was being fought in Spain. Historic events yet all of them were overshadowed by my acquisition of an old printing press and the prospect of publishing my own small-town newspaper.
Closing Narration: Selina did stay with her grandfather, did transfer to Boatwright, and as she predicted, there were times I regretted it. But mostly after the collisions when we had picked ourselves up, got our bearings, we found ourselves headed in the same direction, and grateful to have each other's company.
The German episode title is "Eine verwegene junge Dame", meaning "An Audacious Young Lady".