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October 17, 2010


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Gina at Vintage Junk in My Trunk

Aww, that's so sad. Love those old store buildings. I can almost hear a bell tinkling as a customer walks through the door.

Randy B. McCombs

I lived in Strasburg for a few years when I was very young. My father worked for Garver Brothers in the winters when the Drive in theater that my parents owned with my grand parents was closed. This was in the late 1950's. I only vaguely remember the store (we moved on when I was in the second grade). Still, it makes me sad to think of the senseless destruction of this community landmark.

David Smith

I used to spend summers with my grandmother in Strasburg. She was Rudy Garvers daughter, Margarite. She told me many stories about my grandfather, mostly about him always being punctual and honest. I especially recall petting the Amish horses out back of the store where they parked their buggies. I sometimes made small purchases and the money was sent in a vacuum tube to someplace upstairs. It's funny about what we remember from our youth, especially the good times and good people.

Mark Armbruster

I was lucky to have been in Strasburg recently, and had an opportunity to visit the old family store-for one last time as it turned out. Very sad, of course, but nice to hear all the memories being posted on the internet from all sorts of folks who have fond memories of the place. Lots of old neighbors and distant cousins, I suspect. Thanks for the side-by-side photos; gives a real good feel to those who don't know what it was like.

Sad Love Quotes

Very sad. What a beautiful building.

Jim Seikel

Found an overcoat that appears to be about 100 yrs old that was sold by the Garver Bros. Tailored by Joseph and Feiss. I am guessing it was great uncle's coat as the fam is originally from Tusc County.

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