Cor­ner Store for­ever a home

Rappahannock News - - COUNTRYSIDE -

Roger Jenk­ins was in the 10th grade when he be­gan work­ing at the Sper­ryville Cor­ner Store. That was in 1976, and he would re­main at the his­toric gro­cery — “I was store clerk, meat cut­ter, a lit­tle bit of ev­ery­thing” — for 20 years, un­til Feb. 18, 1996. The very next day, Roger says, he joined the Rappahannock County Sher­iff’s Of­fice, where to­day he is cap­tain. Re­gard­less, ev­ery New Year’s Day one can still find Roger — “think­ing stick” in hand — con­duct­ing the Cor­ner Store’s an­nual in­ven­tory, as he has ac­com­plished for so many years.

BY JOHN MCCASLIN

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