After writing the magazine article, Lum needs some photos to illustrate it. For now, he shows off his new hair cut to Abner. Has Mose Moots hacked off too much? Abner teases Lum that the hair doo looks like a tomahawk attacked him.
Abner wants to use some of their old pictures, but this will be seen in a modern, up to date magazine. Lum urges him to get a new picture taken. Looking through old photo albums, they get a kick out of the silliness they captured on film from their younger days.
Old fashions, old fads, younger faces, lost love interests, and remembering old dreams that never happened.
Sentiments inspire Lum to write to a serviceman son of his old flame. To him, it’s not that he knows the young man well, but the news from someone back home should do wonders to raise morale. Of course, it’s a pitch to write to the soldiers overseas in these war time years. Getting back to those old time styles and fashions, Abner strikes a raw nerve when it comes to Lum’s best suit. The one he was having his picture made in.