As the toughest of times continue, the Bailey family of New Bedford must come to terms with the “growing pains” that are affecting its members. Grace Bailey, though still living at home, has become a self-sufficient, alluring woman who is more than capable of juggling romance and career—while blindfolded! She’s also more than capable of standing up to her overbearing mother. There will soon come a time when May Bailey is forced to expose her vulnerable side.
The two boys, Hub and Fat, are growing up quickly and life in New Bedford provides them with challenging new responsibilities and relationships. Meanwhile, their parents, Honey and Max, are finding satisfaction in devoting themselves to pursuits outside the home. Honey resumes her business and Max is thrust into public service. The Dirty Thirties are winding down and the town is on its way back to prosperity. However, the Baileys must bridge familial gaps or be forever torn apart.