Monday, June 9, 2008

"The Man Behind the Bar..."


Garrison resident, friend to John Guinan and morning commuter Dwight Garner wrote this fine tribute to John Guinan today on his New York Times book blog, Paper Cuts.

Last year Dwight posted about his commute from Garrison, and noted how Guinan's was one of the "Hudson Valley’s last great establishments."

No argument here.

In today's post, Dwight fittingly described Garrison's loss of John this way: "The town feels atomized without him." During John's battle with brain cancer, Dwight often sent John books he thought he'd shine to -- just another example of the small ways the morning commuters paid back the man behind the bar for his kinship.

Dwight lives here with his wife, author Cree LeFavour, who writes this interesting, visual foodie blog called On the Plate.

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