Opening Narration: On Walton's Mountain, as our parents had before us, we grew up taking for granted the traditions that shaped our lives. When my sister Mary Ellen took a stand against a solemn mountain custom, it was a rebellion that rattled the complacency of generations. She was 17, but the custom was older than even my grandmother could remember.
Closing Narration: There may not have been true harmony in the singing that evening, but we could feel it once again flowing through our family. The gap between young and old, traditional and modern ways, had been bridged by something we all felt for each other, an enduring respect and affection.
The German episode title is "Heiratsmarkt für Mary Ellen", meaning "Mary Ellen's on the Marriage Market".