Consulting an etiquette book, Lum still wants to throw a coming out party for debutante, grandpap… er… Buster V Davenport. Invitations are prepared, if they can find a good sample to use. The formal language to invite people to the engagement confuses Abner. The people in the samples get Abner thinking they are real people he knows, or at least thinks he oughtta know.
Buster V Davenport enters to ask the favor of taking a phone call that he’s expecting. Back to the invitations, what does it mean by “requesting your presence”? Do folks need to bring presents? Maybe if they changed that to “cheap presents”. Those names are still a problem that keeps the gents confused. Maybe Abner could adopt grandpap, at least until after the party.
Talk about awkward, having a son who is older than you and your wife. They way Abner and grandpap bicker, he just can’t see having a family who fight all the time. That’s no way to raise a youngun’… er… grandpap. That expected phone call comes in. What kind of milestone will Abner be dealing with his new little boy?