They see hot dog stand and Elmer stop the car. Arthur asks how many people there are in the world and in America.Ma picks a flower for Beulah despite Caroline telling her it is a weed. He weeps more violently than before. He says that his father sold the farm, built a factory there and moved to Philadelphia. He says sorry for what he said and bursts into tears. She is putting on her hat and asking Arthur to look for his hat. They stop again to have hot dogs. But his mother does not care if he sees them 'because she thinks she can take her children out of school for one day without having to hide down back streets about it. Ma pardons him asks him to be good in words and deed. Kirby explains that they are going away just for three days to see her married daughter, Beulah, in Camden because her husband, Elmer, has got his vacation week from the laundry early this year. Schwartz and also asks her to feed her cat during her absence.
They are all hungry because of the early lunch. She collects two pieces of luggage and starts for the door. She is a thoughtful, determined and kind person.
The signpost says that Camden is five miles. Around New Brunswick, they see a collie dog and Ma Kirby pities the rather weak dog.
Kate and Caroline get out and Kate wants to take some flowers for Beulah. When Arthur reads another advertisement for "Miller's Spaghetti", Caroline asks her mother to make some when they get home.
The man replies that they have to keep straight ahead. Caroline loves going out in the country. All of them are very happy and the journey has almost ended.But her mother does not like such silliness. As they are near the city Elmer asks Caroline to take Beulah's letter out of his pocket and to read the underlined part. They quickly pass through Lawrenceville and Trenton. He wishes their happy journey. Ma Kirby is the main and strong character in this play. After driving in the same direction, they reach the Beulah's house. Ma Kirby thinks that God thought it best. Elmer nods to a passer-by who arranges their banquets. She is putting on her hat and asking Arthur to look for his hat. Kate then remembers the funeral of Harold, who gave his life for his country. She wants her children to be honest in deeds and manners. Then they drive on. Elimer suddenly takes his car to the side and Caroline asks him if they have to wait while the whole funeral goes by.
At this Arthur says that his mother got a letter from Him this morning. Ma asks the Stage Manager as Mrs.Caroline knows what her mother's wishes are. Ma strikes up a conversation with him, volunteering where they are from, where they are going, and why. He has gone to the mechanic to get his car checked up. They drive on in silence for a moment and Elmer wants to give the car a little water. Kate then remembers the funeral of Harold, who gave his life for his country. Yet the ordinary is only the setting for an investigation of extraordinary existential issues. Hobrneyer and Caroline does it obstinately. Arthur asks how many people there are in the world and in America. She presents gifts to her brother and sister. Ma Kirby is getting ready for the journey. Then the mother becomes angry and asks him to get out of the car. Later Ma Kirby asks her daughter Beulah to lie down on the bed and take rest. They reach Lawrence and then cross the Delaware near Trenton. She is very glad that she is alive after the operation.
Ma Kirby is getting ready for the journey.