45-12-05 Engagement!

STARRING: ART VAN HARVEY, BERNARDINE FLYNN, BILL IDELSON AND CLARENCE HARTZELL

The rumors going around the neighborhood are true! Dwight Twentysixler and Florence Harris are engaged!
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Dwight must really love Mis' Harris, for he removes his shingle nails for her. And she picks them up and stuffs them in her mouth and talks with them. That's real romance.

Trivia:

+ Sade refers to "Irvin" (the grocery boy) as "Irving" - something usually reserved for Vic.

+ Sade says Dwight "is strange but nice."

+ Rush calls him "an eccentric fellow." Also he notes that "he wears his shoes on the wrong feet" (recall Y.Y. Flirch had once done the same thing.) He also wears his cap backwards - which was pretty odd back in 1945, but is commonplace today.

+ When Uncle Fletcher arrives, he tries to shoo Rush into the cellar so he can talk about the engagement. Uncle Fletcher is all about sending people into the cellar.

+ Uncle Fletcher claims that not only did he introduce Mis' Harris and Dwight, he "engineered" the whole romance between the two. That's probably true, as someone had to interpret Dwight's words since his mouth is always full of shingle nails.

+ The happy couple show up; of course they didn't ring or knock on the door.

+ Mis' Harris coerces Dwight to talk without the shingle nails: {{{HEAR}}}

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