Admiral Safeway grand-opening postscript: ‘That’s Harry!’

A postscript on Thursday’s Admiral Safeway grand opening: If you saw our first story in the morning, you’ll remember the bench on the stairway landing in honor of 41-year employee Barb Fuda, lost to cancer while the new store was being built. The photo shown above is one of the many historic photos now hung around the new store, and it’s right by “Barb’s bench.” Safeway’s Sara Osborne says Ms. Fuda’s husband Bob came to the new store on Thursday afternoon: “… and he looked up at this photo that is hung RIGHT NEXT to her bench and he said, ‘That’s Harry.’ We asked, ‘Who’s Harry?’. He said, ‘Barb’s dad.’ He apparently worked as the Admiral Safeway’s meat manager for years. We had no idea when we chose or hung the photo.” (Bob left a comment about this, too.)

10 Replies to "Admiral Safeway grand-opening postscript: 'That's Harry!'"

  • SuperAwesome August 12, 2011 (10:24 am)

    Such a sweet moment. I cried when I heard about it.

  • Mary T August 12, 2011 (10:30 am)

    I love it. This is the kind of news that I love about this blog.

  • gina August 12, 2011 (10:35 am)

    And the bakery was just to the left, around the corner.

  • dbsea August 12, 2011 (10:39 am)

    One photo chosen to place by this lady’s bench. And it’s a photo of her father. What are the odds? Makes you wonder.

  • bsmomma August 12, 2011 (11:20 am)

    This just put a great big giant smile on my face and goose bumps!!

  • 35this35mph August 12, 2011 (12:01 pm)

    Serendipity… beautiful.

  • W.S. neighbor August 12, 2011 (1:14 pm)

    crying now…
    This is so dear.

  • kzb August 12, 2011 (2:26 pm)

    Wow…these sorts of stories are what make us doubt Stephen Hawking’s recent theory. Amazing!

  • Elikapeka August 12, 2011 (3:13 pm)


  • LyndaB August 12, 2011 (4:43 pm)

    On the bus reading this and I’ve got tears in my eyes!

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