Larry’s gives his mother the birthday gift of a family photograph with her husband air-brushed out. Joe’s tells the story of a child prodigy friend. Larry and Joe debate the merits of their respective neighborhood country clubs. Maude tells the story of her wild youth. At her birthday, Larry recites "The Runaway Bunny" to his mother. Joe speaks of his mother’s "imperial" cat, Prince, and describes events leading to his execution.