John Barnes and his pooch, Terry, on Linden Place last week. Below, Terry meets Maggie and her owner, Anthony DeGregorio. (Photo by Sarah Klepner. Click to enlarge)
By SARAH KLEPNER
He’s a Red Bank fixture – if the term applies to a seemingly always-on-the-go nonagenarian in a wheelchair.
Anyone who has spent enough time in the vicinity of Broad Street has probably seen John Barnes matter-of-factly walking his dog from a motorized wheelchair, undeterred by heavy traffic, other dogs or health challenges.
So, how does he manage it?
“It’s hard,” said Barnes, a sharp-eyed, 93-year-old Brooklyn native and World War II veteran. “You gotta work together. You never know what he’s going to do.”