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The Waltons: The Stray

When the family finds Josh, a young Negro boy, hiding in their barn, they soon learn that he walked to Virginia from North Carolina. While trying to figure out what to do with Josh, John and Olivia decide to let him stay with them temporarily, and soon discover how much they enjoy having the young man around. As time wears on, when the family realizes that Josh needs to be around other “colored” individuals, John reluctantly brings him to an orphanage for other Negro children. However, Josh soon returns to the Walton’s and gets into trouble with some of the older kids on the mountain. It was at this point that John and Olivia turn to Verdie and Harley for help in placing the young man with a loving family.

Episode Info  

Episode number: 6x2
Airdate: Thursday September 22nd, 1977

Director: Harry Harris
Writer: Kathleen Hite

Guest Stars
John CrawfordJohn Crawford
As Sheriff Ep Bridges
Lynn Hamilton (1)Lynn Hamilton (1)
As Verdie Foster
Todd BridgesTodd Bridges
As Josh
Tom BowerTom Bower
As Dr. Curtis Willard
Jonas AgeeJonas Agee
As Town Boy #1
Ketty LesterKetty Lester
As Mrs. Thomas
Kin ShrinerKin Shriner
As Town Boy #2
Other Episode Crew

CreatorEarl Hamner, Jr.
Executive ProducerEarl Hamner, Jr.
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