Olivia and Grandma are distressed to learn that the new hired man is a prizefighter.
John approaches his 25-year high-school reunion with regrets, and John-Boy fears he will never become a writer.
A reporter uncovers a fact about the Baldwin sister's late, adored father.
Jason is driving himself to exhaustion with an overload of work and study.
John-Boy is assigned a newspaper story on a wing walker.
Jealousy comes between Mary Ellen and Erin when they become infatuated with the same man.
Olivia, who is substitute-teaching, deals with an unusually shy pupil.
The family comforts Olivia's young namesake after the death of her husband.
A once down-on-his-luck writer returns to make a film.
The family tries to patch up the marriage of a city-dwelling relative.
Mary Ellen prepares to leave for the city and her nursing-school exams.
Competition threatens John's business, and Olivia is fuming at him for allowing Ben to leave home.
A flat tire leaves Olivia and her two youngest stranded in a bear-inhabited forest.
Suspecting that he may be adopted, Jim-Bob investigates the circumstances of his birth and uncovers a long-hidden family secret.
Grandpa's decision not to attend a war veterans reunion puzzles the family.
John-Boy fears that he is responsible for a fire that has gutted the home.
Olivia is afraid the family, dispersed throughout the neighborhood, may be drifting apart.
Grandpa is suspicious of a runaway that John-Boy has taken in.
Olivia tries to ease the family's financial woes by taking a job as a seamstress.
Mary Ellen's refusal to follow in a family tradition leads to a clash with Grandma.
Grandma and Grandpa feud after taking opposing views on the razing of a historic home.
John-Boy has the opportunity to take over publication of the newspaper.
John-Boy has a stormy reunion with a rich neighbor contemptuous of his plans to start a newspaper.
As the first edition of John-Boy's newspaper goes to press, his crusade for unvarnished truth-telling hits home.