The typical scattered routine has returned to the Barber clan. Hazel and Dan look for children’s books in the library for Jack. Dan gets sidetracked by taking time to read a few. Jack stumbles in to complain about the demands of his growing brood. He takes up the quest through the books. He needs some new reading material to replace the memorized stories he now has for his girls.
To make up for lost years, and compensate for his amnesia, Cliff is bent on getting all sorts of new toys for his son, Andy. Today it’s motorized airplanes. Cliff talks with his brother, Paul about some memories that are coming back to him. Does anybody else remember the carnival attractions and events that he describes? Pa Barber and Jack listen to the fuzzy memories, but they also have trouble confirming the events. Will a phone call to Claudia and Nick help?
Hazel seems to be the one who can tie up the loose ends on this mystery. Cliff seems to have some distant memories mixed in with modern ones, and maybe a little imagination as well.
Joan comes over, after school, to talk with Paul and the rest. She seems to have patched things up with her grandpa. Has he changed his mind about her boyfriend though? He has his own troubles with his wife, Fannie, so leaves Joan to chat with Paul Joan needs to confide in her uncle about concerns she has with her parents.