Youngs General Store was part of an apartment building that my Grandfather owned on what was then known as Highway 11 just south of the 10th line. (These streets are now Yonge Street and Victoria Street respectively.)
My grandparents lived in one of the apartments above the store.
Youngs General Store eventually vacated the building to become Youngs IGA just north of the 10th line, and was replaced by the Stroud Post Office.
As a young lad, I sometimes stayed at my grandparent's apartment with my cousin Steve who was a couple of years older than I.
One night as we laid awake in bed, we could hear a very repetitive "thump-thump", "thump-thump", "thump-thump".
I asked Steve what the noise was and he told me it was the old wooden leg that had belonged to a deceased relative in the attic walking around.
As you might expect, I was terrified and sleep did not come easy.
It wasn't until many years later that I discovered the noise we heard that night was actually someone working late in post office, hand stamping letters.
But that was the fun and magic of Gramma & Grampa's attic. There were many interesting and sometimes scary things to be found in that old attic.
But they were always "old" things. So in the spirit of old things you might find in an attic I will share here some of the photos of days gone by of Youngs General Store, Youngs IGA and Stroud in the good old days.
Please feel free to add your memories and comments and any photos you have as well.
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