A Farewell to Mr. Mingle


If I’ve had any success in business as the owner of the Herald and laundromats, it is partly due to what Don Mingle taught me. Mr. Mingle, as I knew him, was the owner and proprietor (I love that word) of the Roaring Spring Department Store, back when it was located down near the paper mill. My grandfather, John Bassler, worked for Mr. Mingle as the manager of the grocery store section of the Department Store. Yes, back then, the Department Store had a large grocery section. In fact, back then, the Department Store sold just about everything, as I remember — shoes, clothing, hardware, p...

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