Written by William S. Bickley
Produced by Larry Rosen
Directed by Herb Wallerstein
Original Air Date: November 17, 1972

Laurie meets a former neighbor at the local tennis courts. His name is Greg Houser and he's grown up to be quite a handsome fellow. Laurie eagerly agrees to see him that evening to talk over old times and to catch up on new times.

When Greg arrives to take Laurie out, the entire family is surprised to see that Greg is wearing a clerical collar. Laurie feels very uncomfortable with Greg now that she knows his occupation. Greg finally puts her at ease. he does this so successfully that later in the evening Laurie tells Shirley she is in love with Greg.

Talk of marriage is in the air. Shirley has told Laurie that she should take her time and make sure of her feelings for Greg. Laurie promises to do this, but she is going through all the motions of being in love. Laurie's preoccupation with Greg causes her to leave out a few words in a note she leaves for her mother. From the way the note reads, it appears that Laurie has eloped with Greg. Shirley rushes to the church and discovers that Laurie is merely a witness for another couple's vows.

Later, Laurie explains the parts she left out of the note. She also tells Shirley that she and Greg won't be thinking of marriage, at least until Laurie is finished with school. Laurie promises that when the time comes for marriage Shirley will be the first to know.

"Sunshine," music and lyrics by Wes Farrell, Danny Janssen and Bobby Hart (on Crossword Puzzle)

Guest Cast:
Greg Houser ---------------------------------------- Tony Geary
Mary Lou Trimper ---------------------------------- Ta-Tanisha

Tube Trivia:
- Tony Geary appears as Luke on "General Hospital."
- Ta-Tanisha co-starred on "Room 222."
- "Notebook," The Partridge Family's seventh LP, arrives in stores as this episode aired. It hit the charts on December 16th and peaked at #41.

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