Mrs. Nolan was recently placed into a nursing home because she could no longer care for herself. She has lived in her West Village apartment for over 60 years. Her son has now been burdened with the task of sorting through her belongings; relics and knickknacks of a life gone by. He only wants to keep one thing-a painting of a Victorian woman who he says reminds him of his mother. Whatever belongings the family doesn’t want to keep for themselves will end up on the sidewalk for trash collection. One person’s existence left for people to pick through.
Eddie is Mrs. Nolan’s great-grandson. He wants to be a soldier when he grows up.