Remembrance Day 1935 is approaching and the Nazi uprising in Europe is taking place. For the Remembrance Day service in New Bedford, a new cenotaph will be unveiled. As usual, Alden, the supposed war hero, adamantly refuses to partake in any of the formal rituals of the day, Callie not even knowing why. Despite he not having died in the war, Old Roolie wants the name of her son, Karl, placed on the cenotaph; she accuses everyone in the town, but especially May, as being the cause of his death. Roolie later tells the kids that Karl was a conscientious objector, who because of his beliefs, was ostracized from the town and beaten to death. They learn from Alden that Karl is actually still alive and living in a nearby town. Grace is livid that Karl has not taken responsibility for his mother, who is now at a stage in her life where she needs someone to look after her. After initially denying that he is Roolie's son, Karl comes to see his mother for the first time in twenty years. He also ... Written by
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Pain. What is it? Nothing! Lets you know you're alive. Then it goes away. Then where are ya, eh?
Dead! Pain goes away, you're dead.
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