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Unformatted text preview: Jeannette and her new husband, John, wait at a train station for Lori and Mom to arrive. Jeannette and John have bought a country farmhouse and John suggested inviting her family for Thanksgiving dinner. Dad has been dead for five years and the family has not been together since. John and Jeannette drive Lori and Mom to the farmhouse, where Brian and his eight-year-old daughter and John's teenage daughter wait. They tour the yard and house, and Mom admires the work John and Jeannette have put into the place. They all sit down to dinner. Mom says Maureen might be coming in for a visit from California. They reminisce about Dad and raise a toast to him, which Jeannette knows he would have appreciated. In this final section, Walls depicts her family and suggests that they will always remain somewhere between "turbulence and order," which adds to the theme of stability versus instability. Turbulence between "turbulence and order," which adds to the theme of stability versus instability....
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This note was uploaded on 11/22/2011 for the course ENG 1310 taught by Professor Pilkington during the Fall '08 term at Texas State.
- Fall '08