After Rusty & Terry's rejection for an allowance from Danny, the two kids decide to lighten him up with a little surprise.
Danny Williams pays a little visit to Rusty's 5th grade teacher.
Although it is Danny's birthday, his children seem more intrigued by the plight of an old sea captain living in their home. The adventurous man has led an exciting and dangerous life, and the children lose interest in giving Danny a birthday present.
Danny Williams is on a search to find a piano player to accompany for his USO tour.
Rusty wants to play little league baseball, but he fails his try-out with his neighborhood team, the Giants. Danny, who owns a vacant lot on which the Giants want to play their games, makes a deal to allow Rusty to play and Danny to be the coach.
Danny grudgingly agrees to take the family to visit old Mrs. Finch, who took care of Margaret Williams when her parents were on the road. He believes that Wisconsin farm country is too boring for him until Rusty becomes lost searching for arrowheads.
After seeing the play, seven-year-old Rusty imagines that he can fly like Peter Pan. His father invites the theater's elderly stagehand to the house to dispel the fantasy and bring Rusty back down to Earth.
A mother hires a governess for her children, but soon regrets her decision once they become too polite.
Things get out of hand for the Williams' family after Danny's friend from England moves into their home.
Danny Williams spends his Christmas alone at work in Detroit.
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