The original owner was Teddy Hunter. He and his wife, Julie, lived down the street from us when I was a kid. They had 4 children and we all became fast friends.
My dad's office was right down the block from this store and when dad would finish work he'd walk down to Teddy's and they'd go out for a beverage. Teddy's way of keeping his cash safe for the night was to put it in a draw string bag, swing it around his head a few times and toss it up into the rafters. Now doesn't sound like a smart thing to do, right? Like, in the morning, how did he get that bag down? So I could be making it up but it's a good story, eh?
The present owner is Teddy's son, Tom. He refers to himself as Thomas the Magnificent but no one else does. Poor Tom. hehehe
This is Huff's Five and Dime. I know the awning says Springgrove Variety - ignore that - everyone in town does.
It's been Huff's forever and it is another family owned business - as far as I'm concerned anyway.
Our library. It's wonderful. It's like a home away from home for us. The staff is always helpful and now they have a pretty good sized area for large print books which we really love.
You can't see the newer portion in this picture but it extends out the back with large windows which overlook the river. I love to go there to read magazines and look out those windows checking out the swans, geese, ducks and carp. Well, maybe not the carp so much but you know what I mean.