[narration as John 'John Boy' Walton, Jr. reading from his journal
For as long as we could remember, Ike Godsey's general merchandise store had been the social center of our community. Friendships were forged over loaves of bread. The place was a clearing-house for news, rumor, and often as not, gossip. Adventure in those days was having a nickel to spend and time to gaze into the candy counter for as long as we liked before making a selection. Little did we know then, how much that store and ...