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Saturday, October 1, 2011

Gauld's Corner Store Has Closed

GONE BUT NOT FORGOTTEN

Today is a very sad day for me, it not only represents the end of a very special chapter in my own life but the end of a very significant era as well. I grew up in Coudersport, in fact just 2 blocks from the Corner Store and have memories of shopping here as far back as 5 yrs old. Coming in for penny candy after school ,it was always the best place to get sno-cones (actually the only place) way back then, but still the best, among lots of other things that the store represented about life back in the 60`s, 70`s and 80`s.

I closed the doors today on that store that I loved so much, with much regret and will greatly miss all of my regular morning coffee crowd guys, their families, all the kids, the ball teams and the elderly all of my loyal customers that patronized me every day and truly appreciated what the corner store represented and like me just wanted to hold on to that last little bit of their childhood that meant so much to them, unfortunately it is just a sign of the times as they say, ”out with the old and in with the new.”

My hope is that after almost 5 yrs of serving this community the best that I feel I could, that it wasn`t in vain, and I leave everyone of those people with good memories of that little store on the corner, and when they think about it from time to time, it will be nothing short of good thoughts. Thank you Coudersport for allowing me to serve you. It might have only been for a short time but was a time to remember.

Wendy Gauld
Gaulds Corner Store

10 comments :

Tom Maynard said...

Wendy, I have followed with great interest, all the things you have done for the community, your friends, your patrons and everybody in general. You did a magnificent job. Thank you. You will be greatly missed. God Bless you and best wishes to you in any thing you do. Tom Maynard

Anonymous said...

The Spaeth family will greatly miss the store and you. Good luck with your future plans.

Anonymous said...

definately a sad day for coudersport

Leonard Snyder said...

A sad day for sure.

Anonymous said...

We enjoyed your store greatly...You guys made us feel like family.....Me and my kids loved the fishing derby.....You guys made some of the best memories I have with my kids....Thanks

Anonymous said...

Thank you Wendy for all the great things you have done for our town. The dinners for people who didn't have anyone to spend the holiday with. The benefits which you sponsored and cooked for. Good luck and hope your future is filled with much happiness in whatever you do. You will certainly be missed by many people.

Lou Karija said...

Wendy Thank you for all you have done in the community. You are a good person and you have done a lot of good things for a lot of people. I know you will move on to do more good . I wish you the best in what ever you do . THANK YOU GOD BLESS AND GOOD LUCK LOU

Jerry said...

Thank you Wendy for all that you did,My girl's will miss coming in and get their ice cream and dad going there for coffee in the morning. You always had a smile on your face and you would always took time to talk to who ever came in. Thanks again for what you did for the community.

Anonymous said...

It is truly a sad day! Our family knows the heart and soul that goes into a business like this one!

Anonymous said...

Wendy,
You done a great job and helped every one out that needed help in our community that needed it and had great things for the kids to do on Holidays. You will be missed.