While they search for her family, they start teaching her sign language, which she uses to help Elizabeth when an emergency arises.
A traveling carnival comes to Walton's Mountain, but the children choose to sacrifice the money they had saved for it so that Grandma can replace her broken glasses.
She also proves disarmingly open about her years-long battle with depression. "And obviously that's a very personal thing to say, but I say it to encourage whatever other people are feeling. No more." In 2014, as roadblocks to same-sex marriage topple throughout the country and such gay-friendly shows as proliferate, the prospect of another celebrity coming-out story might not seem all that remarkable.The cast includes: Patricia Neal as Olivia, Edgar Bergen as Grandpa, William Windom as Charlie Snead, Woodrow Parfrey as Ike Godsey, and Cleavon Little as Hawthorne Dooley.The Waltons shelter a deaf girl (Erica Hunton) left on their back porch by her mother because her father insists on institutionalizing her."It's not about you." Page's declaration did not come entirely out of the blue.The viral response to it -- the You Tube video racked up 6 million views -- was like a mass exhalation of relief, as if a key puzzle piece to this endearing yet enigmatic star had at last clicked into place.