by one from With times changing, and a town on the move, Lum wants to hang up a sign to sell the store, and look for a better lot in a better location to rebuild. After a thumb smashing ordeal in hanging a sign, the gents learn from gossip legend, Cliff Arquette about the town happenings. A new man in town is selling lots for cheap, but the man turns out to be someone Lum recognizes. An old friend who has always gotten the better of Lum. Should they see him any way?
As the gents go to meet with Frank, they run into Andy Divine, who is starting up a Cub Scout troop. Zazu Pitts is to be the new den mother, but when the gents run into her, she has some greeting cards to read to them. Darn, she misplaced one, and has to go look for it. The deal seems too sweet to pass up, so Lum goes to buy some land for the store’s new location.
Frank, who is played by Jim Baccus, only agrees to sell Lum one lot. If only he were married, Lum could buy one for each member in the family. Enter Miss Pitts, just in time to be mistaken for Mrs Edwards. Do they have kids? Yes, 6… no, make that 12. Andy shows up to find his mother, den mother that is, and let her know she has 18 kids now. My, doesn’t Lum work fast. The sale is closed on 20 lots, one for each of the fictitious
Edwards clan, but Frank may have gotten the upper hand on Lum again.
Keith compares past run ins and clashes with Squire Skimp, and a visit from Donnie Pitchford who enlightens us with a couple articles from the Jot
Em Down Journal. From April, 1988, Memories Of Lum and Abner bY Clarence Hartzell. Followed one from April, 1985, Medal Of Merit – Radio Guide Dec 4, 1937.