Survivor of '42 fire remembers
Tuesday, November 26, 2002

By Dianne Williamson
Telegram & Gazette Columnist


To this day, the first thing John D. Quinn looks for when he walks into a restaurant is the exit.
He'll sit near it if he can. If he can't, he knows where it is. John Quinn is a cautious man, his vigilance fueled -- quite literally -- by fire and flames and the memory of a day he could not bring himself to talk about for half a century.