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Harmon - George

Source: Tri-County News Thursday, Feb 2, 1956

For as long as he can remember groceries and a grocery store have been an inseparable part of George Harmon's life. His father, John W. Harmon, was a grocer in Urbana, Illinois and had been in the business since 1893, then came to Waveland in 1923 and entered the same business. George practically grew-up in a grocery store, and working behind the counter developed as a perfectly natural pattern from the time he first was able to put an order together. And this has been the principal pattern of his life since, excepting for four years when he served his country during WWII in the Air Transport Command. George was an engineer in this service and the bulk of his work in the ATC was to help transport planes to such faraway places as Alaska and Australia. Mrs. Harmon was born in Crawfordsville, though she has lived most of her life in Waveland. She is a member of the Methodist Church. George is a member of the American Legion and recently became a member of the Waveland Lions Club. The Harmon's live quiet and unpretentious lives, the past years devoted mainly to their son, Richard Smith, who was recently married and their grocery store. But once in a while, they slip out of role, as they did on a recent occasion when they joined some other fun-seekers in a sledding party on Banta Hill. It sounded wonderful, and made us think that perhaps some of us who are getting along in years could well afford to take our noses off the grindstone long enough for similar relaxation. - typed by kbz
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