We're told that the following piece was found on the next-to-last page of a diary belonging to a woman who died in an explosion.
The woman's son had returned from Vietnam a changed man. He promised to show her how to make bombs. She tells him she thinks it's a bad idea.
The woman's son wants to make some noise in their little town. (You know, like, boom!)
The woman trails off and remembers that her family has always lived in Tranquil, Mississippi. She had worked with the Civil Rights Movement, and as a reprisal, some local white men dug up her grandmother's remains and dumped them in her garden.