"The Secretary of War desires me to express his deep regret that your son, John Walton, Jr., has been reported missing in action." The telegram that every parent fears brings sudden heartache to the Walton family. But Season 8 brings joy, too: Olivia returns home, her health restored. Ben and Cindy welcome another Walton into the world. Cousin Rose and her rambunctious grandchildren fill empty rooms in the Walton home. Mary Ellen and Erin challenge scoffing men in a horse race. Jim-Bob graduates from high school and makes a decision that fills the family with profound pride. And throughout the 24 episodes in this 3-DVD collection, all the Waltons pitch in to help the war effort.
Ellen Corby,Judy Norton-Taylor,Michael Learned,Ralph Waite,Richard Thomas
Viewers partake in many joyous celebrations with the loveable Walton's clan, during the sixth season of this poignant classic series. John Boy (Richard Thomas) comes home from New York, participates in the re-opening of the old Guthrie mine, and also proposes to Daisy Garner (Deirdre Lenihan). Another significant homecoming is that of Grandma Esther (Ellen Corby), who is finally released from the hospital into the care of her loving family. The Walton's welcome a new addition to the family when Mary Ellen (Judy Norton-Taylor) and Curt (Tom Bower) have a baby boy named John Curtis. John and Olivia celebrate their 25th wedding anniversary and John discovers the family is nearly out of their debt. But the joy is fleeting when it's set against the tragedy of events in the outside world. As the fall of 1939 turns into the spring of 1940, war rages in Europe and the Waltons are soon caught in its chilling grasp. Curt is called up for duty and soldiers train on Walton property. The first local enlistee dies. British children flee the Blitz for the safety of the Blue Ridge Mountains. The Depression may finally be ending but even tougher times lay ahead.