There’s more to Granby than meets the eye |

There’s more to Granby than meets the eye

To the Editor:

I must admit, I could not be more excited about this issue.

Granby has long been at the heels of the economic growth that has consumed so much of the area. I am a fourth generation Granby native. (However, I have lived in Vermont for the past eight years).

The saying that “you can’t see the forest from the trees or the trees from the forest” has never been clearer to me. I was raised in Granby and remember watching all of the changes that happened.

I recall being 7 years old when the 7-11 opened. Wow, what a cool new place ” the first convenience store experience we ever had that we could ride our bikes to.

Now I realize that there wasn’t much in the sense of nutritional value, but there is a memory of a business that came to Granby some 21 years ago and is still there.

Granby has seen its share of failed business attempts over the course of my life. Some in my opinion for the better and some not.

Each time I revisit family in Granby, usually once a year, I sit up and take notice of what has changed. I never noticed these things when I lived there unless it was one of the places I shopped.

Think about all of the kids that grew up in Granby or the surrounding area and what they have become ” world class chefs, investment managers, airline pilots. The list is endless, and what’s more, they all want to be back in Granby.

Granby has something special all right, and it hasn’t been discovered yet. Or has it? Perhaps it’s been there all along, just covered up so no one could see it. I’ll give you a hint, but you must proceed with caution, because if it gets lost nobody can ever get it back.

(Linke, Orr, Pharo, Shiltz, Celack, Garrett and many, many more.)

I thank you and will keep an eye on this story.

Bob Garrett

Granby native

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