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A cat watching me from his spot on the counter next to the ancient 1950s era cash register at Waynedale Plumbing Supply.


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Plumbing Shop Cat

Lucky, the resident cat at Waynedale Plumbing Supply, watches me from his usual spot on the counter. Every time I have gone in there, Lucky acts like he wants me to pet him, then he tries to scratch me when I do it! He doesn't seem to like anyone but Virgil Hoke, the old man who owns the store.

This little store looks like a place frozen in time. Virgil told me that he and his now-deceased brother opened it in 1950! The place is filled with ancient plumbing parts that have sat on the shelves for decades. The old cash register and the desk with little cubbyholes stuffed with paperwork are relics of the pre-computer era, but Virgil doesn't know how to use a computer, and doesn't want to know either.

Waynedale Plumbing Supply is on the corner of Lower Huntington Road and Bradbury Avenue in the Waynedale area of Fort Wayne, Indiana.





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