After a long day at work, Eddie's father comes home to his best friend Mickey Shea drunkenly attacking his Wife in their bedroom. Eddie's father raises his hammer at Mickey who sobs in front of him but before he can make contact Mickey knocks him down running through the doorway.
Eddie is extremely ashamed of what he did with the remainder of his life upon returning from war. Eddie had swore he wouldn't work at Ruby Pier like his father but when Eddie returned from war he was extremely depressed and angry after the trauma he had been put through. He wanted to provide for his mother and ended up leading the same career path as his father.