The time is the 23rd year of my life (1932).
The place - a big fourteen room house in the Latin quarter in Germantown. The situation: John and I love each other and want to marry immediately. There are many reasons why the marriage should be put off. My brother is not working, my sister and I are providing the family support. I cannot leave home until brother is working again. John has little money and I must keep my "job." The co. is considering discharging the married employees. John and I are both employed in banks and the banking situation is not strong. Nevertheless the actors (John and I) are optimistic.