At least part of this episode takes place on 10th March 1933, as witnessed by the report of the Long Beach earthquake on the radio. This is the first episode to which a specific date can be ascribed.
Opening Narration: From the very beginning when I thought of writing, it was about my family, our home, and Walton's Mountain. This was my world—the only kind of life I knew well enough to tell people about. I remember a day in the 1930s when I finally felt ready to show one of my stories to someone for the very first time.
Closing Narration: My family managed to turn my first rejection slip into some sort of victory. I started typing again that evening, and I've been typing stories ever since, but no typewriter ever came to mean as much to me, as that old machine I borrowed from Miss Mamie and Miss Emily Baldwin.