With the regional boss from the home office in town, Jim wants to invite him over to make a good impression. Margret is upset at the short notice, there’ll be shopping to do, church to go to,, and all the stores will be closed. Is it too much to expect to have the children be on their best behavior? Being April Fools Day, Cathy is full of pranks.
Are the phone calls Jim has been getting just pranks for April Fools, or is something important happening? The morning paper holds the answer. How did one of his old love letters to Margret get entered in a contest? Will Cathy be getting a spanking… or another pancake?
The local boss joins the regional boss for dinner, but with a shortage of food, the family make sure their guests are well fed, while they go without. Will the sacrificial deeds go unnoticed? When their guest wants to see the paper, will the contest news make the right kind of impression? Awkward moments arise as Jim tries to keep the article secret.
A knock at the door means interviews with reporters, and the light of the secret may be difficult to hide under a bushel. Has Jim ruined the good name of his insurance company? Or will it breathe an image of new life into a stodgy industry?