Trivia, Quotes, Notes and Allusions
Opening Narration: Walton's Mountain is as old as the earth itself. For countless centuries it has quietly shouldered the sky above the land on which our family settled, built and flourished. Through all its seasons, through all the great and small events of our lives, the mountain was changeless, as fixed and as permanent as the glittering stars above. And then there was an evening in the 1930s which started all of us wondering how fixed or permanent anything is—even a star.
Closing Narration: It was not every day that a star fell on Walton's Mountain, but nearly every day brought some small miracle—the beauty of the turning seasons, the wonder of growth, and the constant revelation of all that lies in the human heart. Over it all loomed the unfailing love of our mother and father, more constant than the stars in their courses.
The German episode title is "Es steht in den Sternen", meaning "It's in the Stars".