John Walton gets job in city because he wants an adventure. He gets a small adventure working at a shipyard, but is happy to return home.
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[narration as John 'John Boy' Walton, Jr. reading from his journal
By the Fall of 1934, people were beginning to hope that the worst of the Depression was over. Some jobs were opening up and there was an urgency in the country to get up and get going again. There was a restless feeling to life, we all felt it, and my father was no exception. The fall of that year brought him the first real discontent we ever knew him to have.