Trivia, Quotes, Notes and Allusions
Opening Narration: The year 1936 was a momentous one in the history of the world: it was the year a king gave up his crown for the woman he loved, it was the year Adolf Hitler violated the Treaty of Versailles, and it was the same year that Benito Mussolini, encouraged by Hitler's daring, overran Ethiopia. But none of these historic events was quite so important with our family as the struggle by one of us to attain an impossible dream.
Closing Narration: I had made a brief journey into the world. I'd known loneliness, desperation, and friendship, and it stretched the horizons of my experience and of my life. Like the best of journeys it led to home again, and a whole adventure of my life was turning now in a new direction for I was soon to become the publisher, editor, writer and printer of a small country newspaper.
The German episode title is "John-Boy und die Zukunft", meaning "John-boy and the Future".