MPW.68 / 2016 Keep the Engine Running by Andrew Mangum
Andrew Mangum Baltimore, Md.
Team Garrett

Story Summary

The McLain Automotive Shop in Cuba, Mo. has been repairing engines for almost four decades. The mom and pop business is run by Jerry in the shop, Janet in the office, and son David assisting with repairs. The routine is broken most afternoons when their 9-year old granddaughter arrives from school, playing, exploring, and helping in the shop.  The parents hope their son will continue the local business. Before heading to the auto-shop Jerry and Janet start each day at their favorite table in the Cuba Bakery.