The campaign trail is still going strong for Gildersleeve, and he’s on hand to throw out the first baseball. When Leroy thinks he lost his money for hotdogs, he remembers to give Gildy a letter from Eve Goodwin. Taking her offer to play hooky together, he goes to pick her up at school.
Abandoning responsibilities as Water commissioner, and School principal, Gildy and Eve act like children, and even pop into Peavey’s drugstore for a strawberry sundae. Enjoying the juicy gossip about neighbors is more fun than real news. When Eve breaks the news that her mother is coming to town, Gildy is less than impressed.
At home, Gildy tries to rope Birdie into washing the car, and the ever fickle Leila Ransom visits to splash around in the water, and offer sympathies in the expected visit with Eve’s mom. Judge Hooker also pops in to offer sympathies in facing the mother in law to be, but Gildy is doing his best to defend the woman he is yet to meet. Even Peavey passes by with a word on his mother in law.
It’s off to meet the train. How will the meeting go? What first impressions will be made? Delays? Missed connections? Personality conflicts? Things have a way of working out well enough, including providing material for comedy.