The Burn Out
Grandpa has continually told the Walton children about the battle at San Juan Hill where he was part of the unit which charged to the top of the hill, with Teddy Roosevelt, during the Spanish-American War. Each time he mentions it though his wife becomes quite irate. However when John Boy begins to organise a reenactment of the event, Grandpa will have nothing to do with it. Apparently he has been "embroidering" the tale, as he puts it, to make it more attractive and his task in the war was nothing like what he had told the children. All the same, though, there is one man at the reunion who makes a special trip to Waltons Mountain to meet Zeb simply because he sees Zeb as a hero.
- Merie Earle as Maude Gormley