When her high school sweetheart from Appleton, Wisconsin arrives in town, Mrs. Garrett apologizes for dumping him years before. They begin to rekindle their romance, but the girls fear they are moving too fast when they announce a wedding.
Mrs. Garrett and the girls decide to rebuild their store into an update version of a 1950s malt shop. Mrs. Garrett hires a good-looking young carpenter, named George Burnett, to help out, but who causes more of a distraction to the rest of the ladies.
Jo,hesitantly,takes up ballroom dancing. Discovering,to her surprise,that she likes it more than she thought she would but seemingly shrugging it off when her friends ask about her interest in it. Quote: "I'm just doing it for exercise".