Raising Memories: De Jong's Furniture Retirement Sale
  

Friday, March 27, 2009

De Jong's Furniture Retirement Sale

My dad and his brothers are retiring. My grandfather started the business when they came to Canada from Holland when my dad & his twin brother were 3 years old. The store has been a big part of my life and the lives of all of my family members, so it's a pretty huge event for us all.

I was in town for the start of an early opening to their retirement sale where I got a chance to take a few photos. Here are just a few of them:




This was taken the day before the sale:




People waiting in line for the doors to open:




There's still equipment in the back room from when they used to build their own furniture:




A shot of my uncle in the office, as I'll remember him there. (I worked at the store when I was younger- so many memories in this photo!)


5 comments:

  1. i actually saw an advertisement in the hamilton spectator and wondered if it was the store you always mention..

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  2. That shot of your uncle made me tear up for a moment, wishing I had a shot like that of my mother, doing something she loved before she passed. I just love the timeless quaslity you've captured here. Very nice.

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  3. PEP, thank you. I went back recently, to get a similar type of shot of my dad at the store, before it officially closes. I'm so glad I got it!

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  4. Well lets see the one of your dad to Heather. I love the picture of your uncle.

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  5. Hi Sherry :) I'm doing something for my dad for father's day that includes the pic. of him. Maybe I can share it on here after Father's Day :)

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~Heather Lynne

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