Opening Narration: Times were hard everywhere during the days of the Great Depression, but on Walton's Mountain we were better off than most. To many, though, it was a time of wandering, of looking for some better place, a new grasp on life, or a change of scene. And I remember when some wanderers came to our mountain one wild stormy summer night.
Closing Narration: They might have come from a different planet, but they touched our lives briefly and then in my mind went on in some gaudy, mysterious and wonderful world. Nearly 30 years have passed, but still those days are bright in my memory. I can still hear the scratch of my pen as I recorded all that wonder, the cozy patter of rain on the roof, and our voices just before going to sleep as we called one last drowsy message.
The German episode title is "Von Fremden zu Freunden", meaning "From Strangers to Friends".