You were never just a customer at the Mifflinburg Sub Shop, you were really treated like family. Evidence of that hung on the wall as pictures of customers that had passed away were displayed for all to see. I got an email from a family member recently that the final day for the shop was going to be that weekend. So, camera in hand, I made that one last trip to the sub shop. It was so wonderful to see both daughters Ann Marie and Marty behind the counter, grandchildren Michael and Erica sitting with the customers. I would be lying if I said there weren't a few tears being choked back, but yet smiles abounded. My life is so much richer for having known the Downs family, and they will forever be friends.
Hoagie shops come and go, but there never again will be a Tom Hoagie.