Titre original : A Cupid with Wrinkles
Annie, Patricia and Candy discover that grandmother Marsha works as a cleaning lady in the hospital by day, at a restaurant in the evening and at a construction site by night. She does not need it for the money, but is happy she can work for the first time in her life. Marsha is an aristocrat and was never allowed to work. When Marsha learns from Patricia that Candy has a boyfriend in New York whom she has not seen for a long time, she plans to play Cupid. She puts Patricia on a train to New York to fetch Terry and bring him down to Pittsburgh, halfway between Chicago and New York. This way she also hopes to teach her granddaughter some independence. Patricia and Candy agree to the plan in return for Marsha promising to only work on one job when Patricia returns. But before Patricia is even halfway, Marsha breaks down from physical exhaustion, and Patricia needs to be recalled urgently by telegram. Because the train broke down, the Cornwell brothers have to fetch Patricia by car in Pittsburgh. Marsha recuperates as soon as Patricia arrives, as well as her co-workers from the construction site. Though Patricia never managed to complete her voyage to New York she brought back a poster of Terry in his play of Romeo and Juliet. While at first Candy only has eyes for Terry on the poster, she cannot ignore that Susanna is in his arms as Juliet on the poster as well.