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Most people knew him as Mr. Raymond. Some called him The Godfather. To others, like my uncles and me, he was “Cuz” because that’s what he called us. My uncles, Arthur and Eli Mack, were just small town grocers and in their day it was common to extend interest-free credit to most of their customers, many of whom were paid once a month. In that kind of a small business, it’s helpful to have a local banker to whom you can turn to when things are tight. “Cuz” was that kind of man. Every small town across North America has a “Cuz” in ...

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