Rob and Laura attend the reading of the will left by Rob's elderly Uncle Hezekiah. After some fairly generous financial bequests are given to Rob's relatives, they are ushered out of the room, and Rob and Laura are shown a short film of Uncle Hezekiah informing Rob that he's left him his old roll-top desk; Hezekiah then sings him a chorus of "Me and My Shadow," which is supposed to be a clue to a "treasure" Hezekiah claims is hidden in the desk. Written by
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Since he was born in 1863 and before November 18th of that year when Abraham Lincoln visited Gettysburg to deliver his famous address, if we assume that the episode took place the same date it aired on October 27, 1965, Uncle Hezekiah would have been either 101 or 102 years old when he died. See more
Now, suppose we get this over with as fast as possible. These matters are never pleasant, and my wife has a roast in the oven.
References How the West Was Won
Dixie (I Wish I Was in Dixie)
Written by Daniel Decatur Emmett
Performed by Dick Van Dyke
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