45. GOING HOME
March 31, 1976
After a tornado destroys his crop, Charles decides to sell the land to a couple who previously owned the land, and return to the Big Woods of Wisconsin. Mary and John Jr. (Edwards’ adopted son) share their first kiss when they express their love for one another before she leaves. After reminiscing about their time in Walnut Grove, Charles realizes that he made the decision without considering the rest of the family. The older couple sees the Ingalls really wants to stay, and change their mind about buying the property. With their support, he gains the strength to try again and decides to stay in Walnut Grove.