To learn the value of money, and to buy those essential items that every boy needs, Leroy gets a job at Peavey’s drugstore. Leroy’s a real take charge kind of guy, but his customer skills need some polish.
Gildersleeve tries to hire Leroy away from Peavey so he can have his lawn mowed. Peavey likes Leroy’s work and won’t let him go. When it comes to mowing the lawn himself, Gildy’s lazy streak comes out as distractions draw his attention away from the task at hand.
he let’s himself become distracted. He even tries to trick Marjorie’s boyfriend, Ben into doing the mowing.
Leroy has shown that he is a responsible worker, and the final lesson is to spend his money wisely. Instead of buying frivolous gifts, Gildy talks to him about the war effort, and savings bonds.