Lloyd rips the Big Chief from his wife’s cookbook. Pastes the pages up above his workbench. Thinks of the boys in the Pacific while he rebuilds a Fordson carburetor from spare parts.
Cait scrubs down her makiyakinabe after dinner. She takes a moment to watch the sun set over the Potomac through the kitchen window. MacArthur yellows in the little blue relic on the sill: The Victory Binding of the American Woman’s Cook Book, Wartime Edition.