Mr. Anderson owns and runs the local blacksmith shop in Greenpoint, although a second blacksmith can be seen in Readin' And Writin'. He's very fond of the neighborhood boys. They call him "Dad," possibly because they see him as a substitute to their missing or absent fathers. He designs and builds sail-propelled scooters for them, a novelty which he sells to a toy manufacturer for a good amount of money. He also seems to pop up again around Christmas to give the kids good cheer.
- "Sure, I'll make y' a humdinger." - Mr. Anderson in July Days
- "An' we'll all be rich, an' I c'n smoke real five cent cigars." - Mr. Anderson in July Days