Opening Narration: Being a country boy on Walton's Mountain, and looking like one, always seemed as natural and normal as anything to me. But a few days before my graduation from high school I began to look at myself in quite a different way.
Closing Narration: We could not have known then the great and momentous events that were to happen in the decades to follow. But that small school and those teachers like Miss Hunter had prepared us, and that preparation helped sustain us through those turbulent years, through war, the death of kings and presidents, and through those lesser day-to-day experiences whch added together make up the fabric of our lives.
The German episode title is "Die Abschlußprüfung", meaning "Final Exam".