Jonathan and Margaret have enjoyed/endured a marriage of fifty years when we join them for a confrontation over past battles and future prospects. Bob and Doris, in their 30's, have been more or less "going steady" when Bob announces a job transfer to Arizona. Marshall and Carolyn are teenagers who have been "steadies" for three months. Marshall's delusions of male grandeur give rise to humorous but unwarranted reservations about breaking Carolyn's heart by asking for his ring back. The narrator blends these vignettes and spews homey wisdom in this funny and believable play about human folly and love.