Guess what infamous island is close to Bainbridge? See that steam rising between the Filberts’ monuments? I think they’re the reason she’s crying.
She remembers March 1979 when the reactors had a meltdown at Three Mile Island and when those cooling towers start spewing “steam” in the atmosphere, I bet she starts crying for what we’ve done to the environment, all in the name of progress.
I cry too, Esther Filbert.