Featuring Willard Waterman. Gildy is surprised at home when Leila pops in as he is taking his tool kit to the basement. She marvels at his tools, and wants him to make something special for her.
Commercial time, a public service announcement encouraging people to pay their taxes.
Later, Birdie leaves for the church bazaar, when Leila visits. Leila agrees to drive Birdie to the meeting, and wants to leave her antique vase in a safe placeShe just wants Gildersleeves to fix the loose teakwood base.
As Birdie leaves, Leroy and a hungry Gildersleeves arrives for lunch. Thinking the vase is a cheap one, and meant for that fix it project for Gildy. Leroy helps as Gildersleeves set about turning it into a lamp. As documented by the running commentary from Gildy and Leroy, the lamp project goes extremely well. Imagine Gildy’s surprise when he learns the truth about the vase.
Commercial time, a few moments of Naval history.
At Peavey’s Gildy isn’t feeling so hot. What kind of advice will psychologist Peavey have for his friend. Gildy canvasses all the antique shops in the area. There’s only one more shop to visit, so let’s join in as Gildersleeves does some antique shopping. Will he have luck in finding a replacement for the rare antique? Will his find be close enough to fool Leila? There’s a twist or two that make for an interesting ending for Gildy.