Last day

Community is not easy to find once a city grows to a certain point, but occasionally it appears. Here a member of one of Reno’s oldest families, the Caviglias, gives a hug to Doc Watson on his last day at work at Raley’s Grocery on Keystone Avenue. Watson has been a fixture for people who live in the northwest, with his familiar greetings—“Shirley, how are you?”; “What’s up, senator?”; “Good to see you, Tom.” Customers poured into the store on his retirement to say goodbye. Among gifts he received, a three-<i>liter</i> bottle of wine. Watson is an enophile (“Wine guy,” RN&amp;R, Jan. 6, 2011) who will now be able to devote full time to his avocation, setting up wine tastings around the region.

Community is not easy to find once a city grows to a certain point, but occasionally it appears. Here a member of one of Reno’s oldest families, the Caviglias, gives a hug to Doc Watson on his last day at work at Raley’s Grocery on Keystone Avenue. Watson has been a fixture for people who live in the northwest, with his familiar greetings—“Shirley, how are you?”; “What’s up, senator?”; “Good to see you, Tom.” Customers poured into the store on his retirement to say goodbye. Among gifts he received, a three-liter bottle of wine. Watson is an enophile (“Wine guy,” RN&R, Jan. 6, 2011) who will now be able to devote full time to his avocation, setting up wine tastings around the region.

Photo/Dennis Myers