Direct from the Jot ‘Em Down Journal of December 1998, here’s the synopsis for this episode.
Ezra Seestrunk actor Horace Murphy) drives up in front of the Jot ‘Em Down Store with a lady who catches Lum’s eye! “Grannies, she’s as purty as a speckled pup under a brand new wagon! ” Lum learns. Abner identifies her as Ezry’s wife’s cousin from London Ohio! ” Ezra enters to buy a hair net for the “society-type” woman, and explains that his cousin-in-law is “between husbands right now. She come out here to grieve over her last ‘un. She lost him in a six-day bicycle race. (When the six days were up, the “lost” husband kept right on riding!)
The eligible lady, Ruwena (no last name is given),
simply loves cowboys’ As she (actress Isabel Randolph, primarily famed for her years as snooty Mrs. Uppington on Fibber McGee and Molly) enters
to Lum Edwards,” greeting her with a broad, cowboy flavored “Howdy, Ma’am!” He brags of the beautiful “Western” landscape around Pine Ridge, “with the yuccas howling in the underbrush! ” So impressed is “Miss Ruwena,” she enters the rugged cow- puncher in the upcoming Mount Ida bulldogging competition this week,
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