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
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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
[narration as John 'John Boy' Walton, Jr. reading from his journal
It was spring on Waltons Mountain, that special time when all of life seeks and finds its own renewal and strength; a time when the season, like the mountain, calls back those whose lives have taken them so many miles and years away from the land. One of those who was called back in that spring of 1933 was my mother's uncle. His name was Cody Nelson and he'd come all the way home from Cinncinnati, Ohio.
Written by Richard Wagner
(performed at wedding) See more