First an introductory word: Meet Henry Barber, retired Stock and Bonds Broker, and his ideas of the high divorce rate these days. Fanny Barber, wife of Henry, and grandmother of 12 grandkids passes the torch of introductions to her son Paul. He shares his role in untangling the occasional domestic snarl. Hazel tells about her children, followed by Claudia. She tells about her husband Nick, then we meet her 16 year old daughter Joan. Clifford is Claudia’s twin, and has a past of a divorce, and seems to have a chip on his shoulder over being a good father. Jack and Betty offer a word about their family of daughters.
Title: Triplets and Red Heads.
Jack and Betty are staying on the second floor of Ma Barbers home with their triplet daughters. Joan is in the sewing room, talking to Betty about her prospects for qa future husband. Would a career be more her liking? Betty shares her life dream of having her six daughters all find a happy life. Jack enters with the babies, followed shortly by Pa Barber. He has a knack of identofying the babies when mom and dad have a hard time of it.
Paul and Claudia hear from Pa Barber about Clifford. Who is the red head he was seen driving off with the other day? Why has he been rebellious lately? Paul thinks it’s his way of trying to prove himself outside the cocoon of the family.