In this offering Ted Pugh and Fern Sloan play the several characters who populate the yarns.

An elderly married couple, living on the Great Plains and caring for their grandchild, have difficulty communicating with each other. It has been 38 years since Jane Ripley has seen her family back in New York State and her emotional need to be with them has overcome her usual ability to remain silent and do her work, keeping her husband Ethan content.

She wants to make the trip east and visit the land of her roots. He is against it, but he is powerless to stop her.

Jumping in and out of character, Pugh and Sloan manage to continue the sense of the inner person in their narration while clearly differentiating the storyteller from the story. They are both superb technicians and they know how to make this sort of material work.