Here we are at Northside Beach in Sheboygan, Wisconsin (on the west side of Lake Michigan). The year is 1890. Two friends are sitting together on their bottoms on canvas beach chairs. The beach chairs are actually swings at Siebkens Resort, a very elegant place where many 'stars' would vacation. There is a theatre nearby where actors and actresses could learn their trade and put on off-broadway shows for the public.
The lady on the left is Ethel. The lady on the right is Mary. They are both the wives of famous gangsters. Mary is married to the infamous gangster, Joe Blow. He robs banks so they can afford to vacation here. Ethel is married to the grandfather of the notorious Al Capone. He's known for boot-legging.
The ladies met because their husbands are partners in crime. While the husbands are committing crimes, the ladies are back at the resort drinking lemonade (with a bit of moonshine vodka). They sometimes spend their time shopping at the big Oostenberg dress emporium. The hats were specially designed at the millinery shop called "Margaret's".
Mary loved her life because of all the things the money could buy and the fancy lifestyle. But Ethel confided to Mary that she wishes she was a minister's wife. Ethel gave Mary the Bible that is in her lap. She's trying to convert her.
All of a sudden, the front desk clerk comes out to where the ladies are with a telegram for Ethel. It's from her minister 'friend' back home, Pastor Don. Pastor Don is very devoted to his calling and has never yet married. The telegram says, "Bad news. stop. Joe Blow is hospital. stop. Mr. Capone Sr. dead from gun shot wound. stop. Coming up to console you. stop."
The ladies are in shock. They have another drink. They are both sad and crying. Do you think Ethel will marry Pastor Don? Joe Blow will go to prison.