After their work at putting Abner’s old farmhouse into shape, including renting it back from Squire Skimp, the folks in town are feeling snubbed. Abner and Lizabeth came back, flaunting their new wealth in front of everybody, and are staying at the hotel in the county seat. Has Abner forgotten his old friends? Dick Huddleston, grandpap, and Lum discuss all the money Abner has been waving around.
It mostly seems to be Lizabeth, looking through catalogs, and shopping for jewels, dresses, and furs. Can you blame her though? She finally gets out of her “woman’s work” down on the farm… milking cows, chopping wood, plowing the fields, and all the other chores of life on the farm.
Abner finally makes an appearance, just as grandpap is getting worked up at the disrespectful changes in him. He comes bearing gifts, and tempers and hard feelings are soothed.