Arrival of the Front Door
On November 30 I happened to driving by the Red Shop and I noticed there was
a pickup with something sticking up in the back, and a guy standing outside of it.
It looked like the object in the truck was probably the front door to the shop. I
stopped and spoke to the gentleman. Sure enough, it was Sterling Brightman
who had built a replica of the original door and was delivering it. (That's Sterling
with the rope in the picture at the top.) He had expected to arrive before the
Whipple Construction guys had left but he had driven here from Maine and they
were gone by the time he got here.
I didn't have a phone with me, but I told Sterling that I'd go home and see what I
could do about getting some help. I called Historical Commission chair Merrily
Sparling at the library. She called the fire department and Alan Ryan. I went back
down there, and within a few minutes the group you see in the pictures were
there to help, including three or four from the fire department, Alan Ryan, his son
Zack and a friend, and Dan and Kyle Sullivan. I had forgotten my camera. The
pictures were taken with Merrily's cell phone.
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The pictures below were taken in June 2007.