• Maeve Lynch hosts a funeral lunch after the funeral of her husband, Billy.
• Friends and family members recall Billy's life and the poignancy of his lost love, the Irish girl, Eva.
• It is said that Eva had died of pneumonia and Billy's friend, Dennis, is the one to tell Billy the news at a house on Long Island.
• Billy had worked in a shoe store after the war and met Maeve who would come in every week to buy shoes for her drunken father who was always losing his in bars.
• Maeve is pitied for having both a father and a husband who were alcoholics.
• Dennis tells his daughter that Eva's sister, Mary, had shown him a letter written by Eva who confessed to using the money Billy had been sending her to come to America to open a gas station in Ireland.
• Dennis knows how...
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