SuperSaver. What a great name. After all, who doesn’t want to save money. I grew up as a child in the grocery business with my father being a store manager of a chain grocery store called Grand Union. So as a child I had lived and breathed everything about the grocery business. When I became 16 years old, I started working part-time in a grocery store (not my fathers) and continued working part-time for a number of years. I guess that you could say that the grocery business was in my blood. Although I chose a career in the medical field, I kept fond memories of the grocery business. And so it was natural that after retiring I would gravitate back to the grocery business. I got a part-time job in this SuperSaver store pictured above. The manager's name was Steve and he was absolutely delightful. Always cheerful and always had a kind word or a friendly greeting. He had brief morning meetings with the crew and the meeting always ended with a peppy motivational saying and cheers and applause. The girl who worked in our bakery had been a cheerleader and she would make a cheerleading style of jump into the air when everyone was cheering. I have to say that Steve the manager definitely evoked a team spirit and it was very pleasant working there. All of the crew members were happy and got along with each other as friends. Unfortunately, the store closed after about a year. I miss all of the friends that I made there. The crew got scattered over various grocery stores in the area and I run into them from time to time and we talk about the “good ole’ days” and try to keep up with what is happening to whom. I made a lot of fine friends there and had a good time. And I hope that this is a good day for one and all.