Lum wants to write to the Readers Digest, but Abner gives him a hard time over his authoring skills. What kind of fascinating topic does Lum plan to write about? Abner pokes holes through the fictitious outlook Lum has on himself, and his picturesque surroundings. Opie interrupts with a request, and unusual Mother’s day happenings. A break comes Lum’s way when Miss Bartlet phones to say a literary agent is to come to town.
Racing to stop a mix up, the gents find Cliff Arquette, who won’t be sidetracked in telling about a mishap by Lum’s frantic search. He tells about a game of croquet. Zazu Pitts is sent away when she wants to speak to the lady of the house. Opie has his version of Glow Worm interrupted to send Lum on the trail of that letter.
Showing his real talent, Opie and his band play. Royal Garden Blues.
Next, the gents confront Andy Divine, who reads another tale of woe from the newspaper. What’s so sad about a miracle cure? As they hunt for the letter, Zazu Pitts is back to help the home maker of the house. The agent is in town, but how long can Lum detain him, as the hunt for the letter goes on? Abner has the letter, but will Lum get a chance to read it? That darn Miss Pitts is everywhere. Opie is back to interrupt with a long distance clarinet lesson. Interruptions never cease, but will the agent buy Lum’s article?
topic of Lum’s writing
Keith comments on the topic of Lum’s writing, and we are visited by Uncle Donnie Pitchford who reads to us from the Jot Em Down Journal of June, 1985. Meet the People of Pine Ridge.