Saturday 28 August 2021, 2.30pm

The Garnett Family Grocery Store

GROWING up in a small family shop is similar to being raised on a farm: every member has chores from an early age—and while there are few breaks from the business, there are life lessons to be learned galore.

The Garnett Family Grocery Store was at 152 James St for around 84 years—and this is to be the topic of the talk by both Ross and Desley Garnett at our August meeting, following the AGM formalities.

“A new house on the block adjoining where the old shop stood at James St has been called ‘Garnett on James’, which ensures that the name lives on,” said Desley.

After leaving school, Ross worked with his parents in the shop—and he will share yarns not only about life behind the counter, but also on the delivery bike all over the suburb.

The meeting (to be recorded) is to take place at the Uniting Church Centre, 52 Merthyr Rd, at 2.30pm on Saturday, 28 August. Afternoon tea is included. All are welcome. Entry: $5 (members $4).

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