1- I'd say they were highly structured and not very lively.
2- Anyone's guess. I presume it's a refernce to a baby, a nickname rather than a real name.
3- Lost his business touch and his wealth. Maybe he hit the bottle or something.
4- Wooed= romanced
5- Something about Sally puts him off from trying to help.
6- His face became more relaxed- we talk of 'worry lines' in the face and asscoiate wrinkles with worry.