Riding along on the train, we find that it runs past Wistful Vista, and in a day, it reaches the end of it’s line in Summerfield. We also witness the blustery, portly, Gildersleeve giving a departing speech to his employees at his girdle factory. He plans on only being gone for about 3 days or so. He’s off to Summerfield to close the estate of his recently departed sister, who died in a car crash along with her husband.
On the train Gildersleeve butts heads with a cantankerous old judge. It turns out the two gents are destined to not only share the same compartments on the train, but they’re headed to the same destination. Their bickering includes some classic, and typical jabs that’s the hallmark of things to come.
Preparing to depart the train, Gildersleeve anticipates visiting his sweet little niece and nephew who he hasn’t seen in years. Marjorie is said to be close to 20, and Leroy about 9. We join the scene in the home in Summerfield, and a bickering Marjorie and Leroy. How will the reunion go? Leroy is mistaken about the business his uncle is in, thinking it’s girders, not girdles. At the courthouse, it ought to be an easy and quick thig to settle in becoming the administrator of the estate. Until that cantankerous judge holds Gildersleev’s future in his hands. Will the judge find Gildersleeve’s a suitable administrtor? High demands are placed on Gildersleeve that forces him to sell his interests in his factory, and move to Summerfielld. Will a phone call to his pal, Fibber McGee benefit the case? Let’s just say that Gildersleeve responce is to get on the phone with his classic comment, “you’re a hard man McGee.”