John Boy is in need of a car, now that he is in college. He finds a good car owned by a neighbor, but he refuses to part with it, even after John Boy makes a deal with him to trade the car for work performed on his house.
Did You Know?
The car that John Boy gets is a 1930 Ford Model A Rumble Seat Coupe. See more
When Hyder is initially remembering his son in his thoughts, the voice we hear (of Hyder's son) is that of a young man. When later remembering him, the voice of Hyder's son is that of Ed Lauter. See more
[narration as John 'John Boy' Walton, Jr. reading from his journal
In every town or village there used to be the hidden people, those who for one reason or another are shut away from life, or who for some strange reason shut themselves away from the world. My quest for a car in which to drive back and forth to college was eventually to lead me to two of those hidden people.