Enjoying the morning air with his niece Marjorie, Gildersleeve sits on the porch swing. Birdie enters and is reprimanded for loaning Leroy money. What does Leroy need the money for? Does he have ulterier motives to butter up his school principle, and future aunt? Gildy shares that engagement plans are postponed, due to the stress of his campaign for mayor.
Dropping into Peavey’s drugstore, the two talk about the merits of women, and Mothers Day. Judge Hooker may have other sentiments over women. Peavey recalls the day his wife agreed to marry him. It’s also the reason he opened his drugstore. Next stop- is a call at Eve’s door. Wedding plans for June are discussed, but besides the outcome of the election, Eve is worried about what her mother thinks. Where does Gildy stand?
Brooding at home, Gildy’s day is brightened by a visit from Leila Ransom, his old flame. Just the year before, they had planned their own wedding. Will this dredge up old, romantic notions? Swept up in the moment, the fickle couple kiss. Fretting over his indiscretion Gildy throws himself on the mercy of Eve. His fiancee will forgive him… right? A tender, sweet, compassionate moment may turn out to lack something important… understanding.