The Waltons have one remaining payment on their mortgage. John and the family rush to complete one big lumber job to pay it off. As they celebrate, Ike Godsey faces financial trouble. The Waltons help Ike.
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When Elizabeth brings water to Grandpa, Ben, and Jason, they all take a drink from the ladle. Ben is holding the ladle, when Elizabeth goes off with Grandpa. The camera cuts back to Ben, and he is no longer holding the ladle, but he was never seen putting it back in the bucket. See more
[narration as John 'John Boy' Walton, Jr. reading from his journal
Nature, I think, intended my father to be a dreamer and a poet. Instead, he became the head of a large, hungry household. The one thing he feared and despised was debt, and yet it clung to him as devotedly as it clung to all of his neighbors. He tried never to borrow, never to buy anything on time, and never to fall behind on things like taxes and doctor bills. As careful as he was, there came a day in 1940 when he looked at his...
Written by Stephen Foster
Played by Jon Walmsley
on guitar at mortgage burning ceremony See more