The Waltons

Season 5 Episode 11

The Pony Cart

Aired Thursday 8:00 PM Dec 02, 1976 on CBS



  • Trivia

    • One of the headstones on the mountain is for a Floyd Walton, who is named as the son of Henry and Martha Corinne.  The inscription gives his year of birth as 1898, making him 28 years younger than his nearest brother, and making Martha Corinne 51 years old when he was born.  None of the characters ever mentions Floyd, not even his own mother, and this headstone is the only evidence for him in the whole series.

  • Quotes

    • Opening Narration: In the summer of 1937, it seemed as if Walton's Mountain was reborn. The blue-misted mountains, the tall stands of evergreens, and the wild flowers that grew everywhere gave a fragrance to the air and a spirit to the soul. It was also the summer that Martha Corinne Walton came to visit, and that made it a summer to remember.

    • Closing Narration: The summer of 1937 was a summer to remember, because it was the summer that Martha Corinne came to visit. She was buried on the mountain next to Henry, and the graves were never again overgrown with weeds because as she said, neglected graves are a shameful thing. Ben never sold the pony cart; he kept it as a sort of legacy for Martha Corinne. But perhaps the most important legacy of all was the one Martha Corinne gave to me.

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