When the Cincinnati bank he works in closes during the bank holidays of the Depression, Olivia's never-married uncle Cody returns to Virginia for a visit. While there, John-Boy proposes they invite a local widow to dinner to meet him. Cody and Cordelia hit it off, somewhat to the dismay of Olivia and grandma, who both disapprove of the marital history of their lively neighbor. Written by
Ron Kerrigan <email@example.com>
Did You Know?
The bank closures during which the story takes place occurred in March 1933, Franklin D. Roosevelt's first weeks in office. See more
Olivia mentions that her visiting relative works in a bank 100 miles away. Cincinnati, where the bank is said to be located, is actually about 450 miles away from Schuyler, Virginia, fictionalized as Walton's Mountain. See more
Radio News Announcer
[on the Walton's radio
And now for the seven o'clock news. As the nation's banks remain closed with no word yet as to when they might open their doors again, a grim, determined president assembled the 73rd Congress in an extraordinary session.
Written by Richard Wagner
(performed at wedding) See more