[narration as John 'John Boy' Walton, Jr. reading from his journal
Between two people in a good marriage there develops a kind of silent communication. Each knows what to expect of the other, when to offer strength, where to step lightly. It is this kind of predictability that makes the occasional surprise shine all the brighter in memory. As my parents' Silver Anniversary approached, my father was to reveal a side of his nature that years of hard work and sacrifice had kept secret, and in ...