The day has arrived for the decision on the truck route. If the route is lost, the most important connection to the outside world will be cut off. Lum realizes that the transportation questionairre he filled out earlier was instrumental in the pending decision, and regrets he didn’t fill it out properly.
On other topics, Lum and Abner fret over grandpap’s lost memory. Will they ever get their old friend back, or will he always be Buster V Davenport? They also review the big change that has occurred when Little Pearl left for the nurses corps.
If it comes down to it, and the town dries up and blows away, what will that mean for folks with roots there? Lizabeth is set in her ways with her gardening, and woman’s work. Lum gets sentimental over every little rock and tree in the area. Will this really be the end of Pine Ridge? A last moment decision reveals the hero of the day.