- The Polly Phelps story, in-universe as well as out.
- The Narrator's closing lines: "I never forgot that New Year's Eve when Aunt Bea awakened me to watch 1944 come in. And I've never forgotten any of those people, or any of the voices we used to hear on the radio. Although the truth is, with the passing of each New Year's Eve, those voices do seem to grow dimmer and dimmer."
Tear Jerker / Radio Days