It's been sixty-eight years since Ray Knight started his after-school job with Al Scharbat. It's never easy for someone with so much history in a place to step aside. But Ray seems content to see the kids take over and pleased with what he's accomplished.
"You know how the high school puts out-what do they call it?-the Omega, the yearbook?" he says. "It says in there Ray Knight's gonna be in the grocery business. So it worked out."
[Originally published in May, 2009.]