The Parting

Trivia, Quotes, Notes and Allusions

Quotes (2)

  • Opening Narration: My parents were used to being together. My father's work kept him close to home when we were a young family so there were always times in the day to share a smile or a touch or a special look between them. Now those times were nearly gone. Work took my father away from home more often and for longer periods of time. The separations were hard on them both.

  • Closing Narration: It was a sad day, the first of many long lonely days for our father and for all the family. But eventually the time did pass and my mother was cured of her frightening illness. Not surprisingly she endured it all with great courage, and whenever one of us would falter and feel sorry for ourselves we could always recall Mama's voice saying, "Now, none of that, I won't have it!"

Notes (1)

  • Neva Patterson takes over the role of Aunt Kate from Louise Latham.

Trivia (1)

  • When Jim-Bob is playing the accordion for Olivia at the end, in long shots you can see that his fingers are not moving enough to be playing the song.