The Gooks sit in the living room, reading a passage of their favorite literature. Vic reads from a business article, and Sade from a romance story from the newspaper. Russell and uncle Fletcher enter with their own items of interest. In his own way, Fletcher takes the bull by the horns, thinking his preoccupied self importance is a given for his listeners. What’s the matter about the upcoming wedding of his land lady?
Fletcher claims to understand mechanical things, railroads, and manly vocations, but picking out a wedding ring is beyondhim. He’s both honored to be asked to pick out the ring, but frantic to get Sades help. Despite having the style and fashion of rings beyond his realm, he’s determined to do his best.
Sade is more than willing to go shopping, and help with the ring. Still Fletcher wants to conduct the business of it in his own way. This isn’t going to ruin Sades girlish delight in shopping for jewelry, is it? Probably not much.