John takes on a loan to improve the business and he gets a big order. Grandpa gets sick and cannot help at the mill. John gets sick and cannot do it. The neighbors pull together to help build the new improved mill.
Did You Know?
[narration as John 'John Boy' Walton, Jr. reading from his journal
Late in 1935 there came a time of excitement and anticipation on Waltons Mountain. Big things, we felt, were about to happen. Like the rest of the country, we were inching out of the worst of the Depression, and on a single day three of us attempted to take giant steps. I was applying for my first job on a newspaper, my father was attempting to expand his milling operation, and Jason was only a hair's breadth away from winning a...