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.