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Grady Bright wore an awful lot of hats - and ties


March 6, 2019

Courtesy photo

Mary Lois Bright of Melrose shows one of the quilted wall hangings made from the necktie collection. That's Grady Bright over her shoulder, wearing one of his favorite neckties.

During the decades that Grady Bright managed the Melrose Grain Elevator, he was such a fixture at the place that many local people called it "Grady's," instead of its real name.

That was only one of the jobs he held during his lifetime in this ru...

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