After much worrying, searching, and fretting, no clue has been turned up as to Lizabeth’s whereabouts. Lum brings in a letter. Will it bring word of where Abner’s wife went to visit? Instead, we learn of Abner’s brother in law, and relatives who are working for defense plants, or other war relief work.
A strange car pulls up outside the store. As Abner jumps to conclusions, the gents describe the woman who is entering the store. The woman seems to have a lot on her mind, and leaves her baby in the care of Lum and Abner.
The fussy baby doesn’t respond well to the kind of singing that the gents offer. What’s taking the mother so long to return from Dick Huddleston’s store? Where is the car that had been parked outside? It’s leaving, and setting up the next story arc that will span the time until Lizabeth gets back… and beyond.