25. FOUR EYES
September 17, 1975
Mary is failing in school and Charles discovers that her poor performance is due to her poor eyesight. She is excited to receive eyeglasses until the children at school begin to tease her. Afraid of becoming an unwed spinster, she purposely loses her glasses. When she sees that her teacher, Ms. Beadle, who also wears glasses, has a handsome lawyer boyfriend, Mary realizes how silly she was acting. She retrieves her glasses and goes on to beat Nellie in a history contest.