He sings another Dillon Nations original. I could see her smile. But my feet took to walking. No sense in talking about all of the dreams that never were. Poor mother, her memory beginning the old age of fading, she forgets that the day today is the day of the concert of her son. His tools are under the bed, and his clothes still in the closet. Her son, (John Denver), moved them once. He gets a crush on an old flame and begs his mama to come to the concert. “I’m fond of that one,” ma attests. He decides to work a club in Orlando, FL. during the spring just to be close to the kids. “Who’d feed the chickens?” She asks, concerned about her farm duties. But pa, long since dead, you’re talking about your pa resting, says ma. And like her family before her, she said she is going to rest right next to her ghost husband after she goes. She was only sixteen when he proposed. She remembers that time. The music playing and everyone dancing in the big barn. She still talks to his ghost up in the attic of the old home. “You’re awful pretty.” She giggles. “Ya got my arm again.” I have to go back to school, Hector, she chides him. “Annie, will ya?” He asks for her hand in marriage. “You’re too hasty.” She lectures him. “I’ll take care of ya.” And he changed? Asks the only son. Laughingly, he waited. But he did not change. Pa, who dead five years left all of the land to his faithful wife, who homesteads the land single-handedly. She runs into the poor cabin to seek her dead ghost husband. “Like the bible says, man is born in trouble, not just picking a banjo.” She tells him, it aint no banjo. It is a guitar. “And I am going to go and see him play it tonight.” Denver as Dillon plays kind of a flashy as compared to his real life persona as a pop ballad country singer here. Slick back hair and sparkly shirts, his whole image transitions. “It’s good to be home. My pa was born just a cat’s jump from here…” Dillon said of his dad, he’d swap ya silly. You’d walk away with nothing but your shirt. That and jokes saying his dad could not sing well. He sings Sweet Talker and yodels up as well some good foot stopping old-fashioned, heavy picking country music. Dedication like this one clung to good people, in the olden days like foxfire. “You can’t ever give a body nothing with a sharp edge, or it’ll cut the friendship,” Dillon said. The single daddy, raising his own blood daughter alone, travels as a country singer to make them and his mother and father a good living. As tender pink dogwood on a country day like cherry blossoms bloom, the Blueridge of the Cherokee first, some say the most beautiful land in the world. My land. The 1987 Hallmark Hall of Fame TV movie stars Jessica Tandy, Hume Cronyn, and John Denver. The play also based on the same name, this movie aired on CBS on December 13, 1987. Tandy won an Emmy Award for her performance. Wikipedia Encyclopedia. Directed by Jud Taylor & produced and written by TBA, based on Foxfire and starring Jessica Tandy, Hume Cronyn, John Denver, the music score done by Johnny Mandel, the running time 98 minutes, preceded by The Secret Garden. The Lord meant us to fly, says ghost pa. But how can we go anywhere without no wheels ma replies. He worries about her having enough food to eat. She assures him she just had some popcorn and a hot dog. The ghost of Pa reminds her that she forgot to feed the chickens.