Title: The Last of 1941.
Family members are gathered around to discuss the terrible war at hand. The peace loving family resolves it would be better to be a free man in tattered rags than to bow to kiss the ring of a dictator. Talk of submarine sitings off the coast, and air raid watchers stationed round the clock on every promontory that reaches out in the ocean.
Pa is encouraged to remember scenes from the last war, and a more pleasant moment he went through involving Christmas and candy. Let the wind blow, and the rain come down, as the family turns to matters closer at hand. What happened to pa’s arm? Will it take the conversation back down a gloomy road? Pa has more stories of upbeat tones despite the war time days they came from. Popcornballs may be a common treat in the United States, but the French mess cook created a stir when the company ended up in sick call.
What other family stories and secrets might we learn about the Barber clan? Learn how Brutus Barber was responsible for memories from his deeds in the early 1800’s. The old bachelor pretended to be deaf so he could eavesdrop on the family, and pretende to hate them all. He always came bearing gifts, a tree and decorations that had to be decorated only to his likeing. The old gent died after being kicked by a mule, but what exactly killed him?
Suddenly Betty is upset and sick to her stomach. Her young husband, Jack, just can’t figure her out. Sounds like she’s pregnant to me.