Squire has seemed to recover a little bit since his fall in Lum and Abner’s theater. Lum confirms it when he just spoke to Squire on the street. Abner attributes it to the note they sent him to offer their condolences. Is he back to his usual friendly self?
The topic turns to the little things people can do to help lift spirits. Like the way Charlie Redfield leaves the house when his woman gets a headache. He just can’t stand to see her suffer so, when she goes about doing her house work. Should the gents give Squire a git, or another pick me up?
Abner thinks about a few appropriate gift ideas… a card, a book, a set of new false teeth maybe? How about a muscle building course, or one on tap dancing might do well for Squire. Lum claims a war bond is the best way to go.
After the pitch to save money, invest in the war effort, and having a nest egg for the future,. Lum’s mood turns dark, when they get a letter from Squire’s lawyers. He’s suing for damages suffered from his fall in their theater.