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.
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Did You Know?
Blue the Mule was given to John Boy by Granny Ketchum in the episode "The Odyssey". See more
When John Boy goes outside the cottage to collect firewood, his coat is clearly soaked by the heavy rain. Yet it's dry when he enters moments later. 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