Why would they indeed..
I’ve said it several times already and I will likely continute to mention it every so often: exposition is a bother. It’s not the information itself really, but how to relay it without losing too much interest – especially since a good chunk will be things people are likely to already know. The group, however, might not know it, so it still needs to be said. In this case, two familiar faces from Westfall get to tell the story.. and the group is already putting their own spins on it.
I’ll admit up until today, I actually didn’t know that Farmer Furlbrow’s name was Theodore – I don’t recall doing the quest where it’s mentioned. Actually having a name made the dialogue slightly easier to work out, so it was a welcome discovery.