A neighbor, Mrs. Arch Brooks, criticizes Elaine (20 years old at the time) for her un-ladylike posture and gets an earful. "Mrs. Brooks runs her house and I guess she is going to try and run our house also." Unfortunately, as the Potters get much neighborly support from the Brooks family, Gladys doesn't seem to feel that she can really tell her off.
Gladys takes the farm off the market for now.
Lots of rain, too much to plow the garden, but the car gets stuck in the mud.
|"Marshal Brooks (1899-1951)" was neighbor Arch Brooks' brother, one-time local lawman, and real estate agent,|