The announcer reminds the kiddies how to get their very own birthstone ring, just like Annie got for her birthday last week. Just send in the required labels from the sponsor… oh yeah, and hop into your time machine to return to the year 1935. Good luck.
Standing on Main street in Simmons Corners, Annie and Joe decide to visit a store keeper. Mr Kasslin is on the phone, trying to get Jake to pay for a newspaper ad.
Meanwhile, Annie shows off her new ring, and learns more about Jake nd his troubles.
It isn’t that Jake doesn’t want to pay his bill, but he is sick, and has troubles that the local doctor may not be able to cure.
If Jake goes away, who’ll run his store while he’s gone? Mr Kasslin has an idea.