Title: Definite Progress in Family Relations.
Hazel reads the letter from Pinky to her dad. The concensus is that the boy is homesick. Will the tough job at the lumber camp teach him a worthy life lesson? Nothing worth doing is ever easy.
Cliff shares with Pa Barber about his concern over leaving his son, Skippy, with his sister. Henry Barber is an observant soul, and can cut through all the secrets, and emotions. Do Ma and Pa disapprove of Cliff’s girl friend Roberta in any way?? Ma talks with Pa Barber about how well Skippy and Cliff are getting on. Family relations are improving at every turn when Skippy even offers his grandpa Henry a ride on his motor scooter. He reveals a little of why hed isn’t so fond of Roberta Evans.
At Paul’s place, Joan relaxes in the shade before going back to work the next day. Is she learning about herself, and growing up a little as she enjoys some independence? Is there any worries over her new boyfriend, Ken? Nicky is a little jealous at the sucess that Paul has had in maturing Joan, where he and Claudia have had no luck. What’s the secret? Paul offers his opinions on the matter.
Hazel brings out a plate of hot cookies for the family to enjoy, as they lounge in the sun. Will Paul be on Hazel’s side that Pinky is being over worked? Will Henry Barber ever be tempted to take a spin on the scooter with Skippy?