"I have walked the land in the footsteps of my fathers. Back in time to where the first one trod, and stopped, saw sky, felt wind, bent to touch Mother Earth.....and called this "Home."
This is just a beautiful poem. I first heard it watching the snippets of the Decade of the Waltons special posted on Youtube. Did Earl Hamner write this, or was he quoting someone else? I find very few references to it anywhere on the net, other than in the context of the show.