In the Jot Em Down store, Lum takes grocery orders, and has to clarify how the ration stamps work. As if her woman’s work wasn’t enough, Abner figures that little Pearl needs more to do to keep her busy, rather than helping Lizabeth. Maybe a job at the defense plant? The classified ads in the newspaper might be helpful.
Abner might invest in another cow, and have little Pearl take care of it. How will he get the cow home, if he gets it? Abner burns up the party line in search of a trailer. He could use a new well on the farm, maybe that’ll keep his woman folk busy enough.
Lum keeps looking through the want ads, while Abner hunts down that trailer. The swapping comes fast and furious, swapping favors, while the jobs for little Pearl grow. The poor little thing is going to be wore to a frazzle!