National Geographic : 2008 Feb
PH0T0 J0URNAL I SCOTT STRAZZANTE THEN Lunch in the Cagwins' farm kitchen was generally some thing simple-a peanut butter and jelly sand wich, a handful of celery sticks-prepared by Jean. "Harlow comes from a generation of men who were accustomed to sitting down at the table and waiting for their wives to bring in the food," Strazzante says. NOW At dinnertime on the Grabenhofers' cul-de-sac, Ben slumps next to the milk and biscuits, face-in-plate exhausted, while his brother and sisters squeeze the last bits of fun from the long summer day. The meal is a joint effort: While mother Amanda bustles in the kitchen, father Ed is out back tending the grill.