177. A PROMISE TO KEEP
March 1, 1982
Mr. Edwards continues to drown the sorrow of his son’s death in alcohol. Grace Edwards is unable to deal with the situation and asks him to leave. He goes back to Walnut Grove to get his life together. However, when he learns his wife has filed for divorce and is marrying another man, he is start to drink again resulting in Albert becoming seriously injured. Charles is upset and asks him to leave Walnut Grove. However, Laura is determined to help Mr. Edwards get better. With Laura’s support and guidance from Reverend Alden, Mr. Edwards is able to stop drinking and continues his life. Charles realizes that he should have been more supportive of Mr. Edwards and asks for his forgiveness. Laura and Almanzo ask Mr. Edwards to become Rose’s godfather.