Midred "Hattie" Effinger JonesApril 16, 1920 - March 21, 2001Nate continues to learn disturbing things about his father. This time he finds out that sometimes his father would barter for funerals. In one case, he traded a room. While David is pursuing a closer relationship with his church, a divorcee tries to persue a closer relation with him. Claire meets Brendas brother Billy and they hit it off extremely well. Ruth is still with Hiram, but is now also being pursued by her husbands florist, Nikolai.