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Final Sale

From: Samantha Broun
Length: 06:57

After 70 years, Winthrop Sherwin is retiring from the general store where he works. It's the end of an era in Groton, MA. Read the full description.
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Final Sale
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Sherwins1111o6162_small After 70 years, Winthrop Sherwin is retiring from the general store where he works. It's the end of an era in Groton, MA.

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After 70 years, Winthrop Sherwin is retiring from the general store where he works. It's the end of an era in Groton, MA.

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Review of Final Sale

Winthrop Sherwin lives and works in a small town his whole life. Producer interviews many of Mr Sherwin's friends and customers. The strong theme is roots and familiarity and extended family.

This sounds a lot like something you might hear on Morning Edition, but it's probably too long for that format. The style is much like the recent "Mozart's Hidden Kitchen" I heard on ME. The Kitchen Sisters are a high comparison indeed, but it gives you an idea of the sound and editing style. I think with a little compression, this piece could be sharing Winthrop's retirement with the entire country.

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Review of Final Sale

A lovely little piece about a big man in a small town. Mr Sherwin has seen it all, being rooted to the spot for 70 years and the affection and sweet memories that his customers/friends have for him is touching in this day and age where interactions can be so impersonal.

He sounds much younger than his years!

A nice blend of interviews and actuality there, I can picture the store and Mr Sherwin in my head. I'm going to Google him and his shop now, you've made me interested!

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