Exasperated by the constant demands of his siblings, John-Boy heads out for an isolated cabin to spend a day by himself so he can think and write. On arriving he discovers Sarah, a neighbor he once dated. She has run away from the people in Richmond that her strict mother sent her to. When Sarah comes down with a fever, John-Boy enlists the aid of Granny Ketchum, a woman wise in the ways of folk medicine. Sarah's condition, and John-Boy's responsibilities towards it, seem to mature him overnight. Written by
Ron Kerrigan <firstname.lastname@example.org>
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Blue the Mule was given to John Boy by Granny Ketchum in the episode "The Odyssey". See more
[narration as John 'John Boy' Walton, Jr. reading from his journal
Growing up with my brothers and sisters on Waltons Mountain was a joyful experience but not always an easy one. Privacy was hard to come by and, as a young man trying to write, it was the one thing I needed which I almost never had. I will always remember that day when I left, a young boy anxious to find some time for himself, and returned a man who had partaken of a miracle.
Hush Little Baby
Portion sung by Judy Norton
(as Judy Norton-Taylor) to her lamb See more