Buffalo Tom Peabody

Walton-ized: John Boy’s Miracle

Here’s our first report from Walton’s Mountain! It’s a miracle!

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One of me and Gunther’s favorite episodes from the 2nd season of The Waltons is a Thanksgiving story, creatively titled  “The Thanksgiving Story”.
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In this episode, John Boy is studying hard for his entrance exams to Boatwright University… It’s The Depression and the Waltons don’t have much money and Jon boy needs a scholarship… They desperately need a miracle!
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But while John Boy is helping Grandpa and Daddy in the sawmill, the belt flies off the saw and hits John Boy right in the head causing a severe brain injury! Gunther says it’s a good thing he didn’t take a direct hit to the LOVE-SPUDS… Knowing how the Waltons feel about having lots of children…
Miss Hunter, John Boy’s teacher,
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…feels that John Boy should still take his college entrance exams, even though he has just had dangerous brain surgery and its 1933. So, she fixes it so that John…

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