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John-Boy returns to Walton's Mountain to write about the failing economy and lack of jobs. He talks Mr Guthrie into opening the old mine. As the menfolk are in the mine, it collapses. John makes a decision about working at a defense plant.
Did You Know?
The character Nurse Nora Taylor appeared in this episode her third, and final incarnation in the series, played by actress Nancy Priddy
. Nurse Nora was originally played by Barbara Eda-Young
in season 4, episode 13, "The Nurse", and then by Kaiulani Lee
, in season 5, episodes 1 and 2 "The Wedding". See more
[narration as John 'John Boy' Walton, Jr. reading from his journal
In the early times of separation from my family, I kept in mind a clear picture of the scenes of my boyhood. But the times were changing, and my memories were far removed from the realities. The turbulant state of the country in the year before we entered the war was especially felt in our remote little community, and particularly by my father.