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Red Whitshank

Red Whitshank is the son of Junior and Linnie Mae Whitshank. He will later marry Abby Dalton in the early sixties and they will start their family. Red's father, Junior, had purchased the home that eventually becomes Red's home one day by conning the original owner out of it. It became a family story that was passed down from one Whitshank to the next.

Red meets Abby when Merrick, Red's sister, is about to be married. Abby is there with another boy, but after spending a day at the Whitshank house, she witnesses Red's good nature and willingness to help people and she falls in love with him. She will later become a social worker, and it is this gentle nature that draws her to him.

Red's full name is Redcliffe, which his father gave him so that he'd fit in, in the neighborhood where they lived...

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