drama concerned the successful architect George Apple, who decided to leave
the rat race of big-city life and return with his wife Barbara
and their four children to his home town of Appleton, Iowa.
rural community, which had been founded by George's ancestors, was a far
cry from Los Angeles. It provided even more adjustment problems for George's
city-bred children than for his wife and himself, but in time, the entire
family came to appreciate their new surroundings.
was an idealist, with compassion for his fellow man and strong
religious convictions, and he found himself getting involved in numerous causes,
sometimes being looked upon by the townspeople as a bit of a kook.