The Hughes family moves to Butterfield and begins to choose friends. Mr. Hughes is there on business. Mrs. Hughes has social ambitions. Oldest daughter Mildred fancies herself in love with the snooty son of a bank president. Studious daughter Jean flings off her glasses and becomes the life of the party. Dapper Teddy gets into a merry mix up juggling four dates at once. And daughter Amy falls in love for the first time. But the whole family is in for a hard awakening. They all become aware of the serious implications of what had seemed very funny and make wise readjustments to one another and to life.