Red's store sat right across from the entrance to Camp Greenbrier and
I wonder what memories are still in the minds of the once young impressionable
lads, who frequented Camp Greenbrier every summer. I always thought it was
a great location, people coming from three directions would have to go by
it. I always knew of Reds store, but never went in there much until
we moved to maple avenue, a couple of blocks away, when I was 14. I was in
there a lot after that. The building was an old place, probably before Red
put his store there. It had a certain charm. It was not only a grocery
store, but sort of a general store. I even bought a fishing reel there once.
But it was Red who was the real attraction. He was a man who was always in
high spirits. Always had a smile for everyone, and the kids just loved him.
I think he really enjoyed having them in the store. Even my kids, when they
were young and would visit Nana, the first thing out of their mouths was,
Can we go to Reds? This could be some of the reason for sadness.