Lily Ruskin was that truly rare individual, a mother-in-law
who could live with and be loved by her son-in-law. An
attractive widow who was very popular with the older set.
Lily's social life revolved around her family as well. Her
daughter Ruth and son-in-law Matt were always looking for
suitable marriage prospects for Lily, as was her friend
Hilda Crocker. Pete Porter, the next-door neighbor who
couldn't stand his mother-in-law, was often seen around
the Henshaw household, and he became so popular that
he got his own series, Pete and Gladys, after
December Bride went off the air.