You regular readers would remember a column I wrote months ago of visiting my old area in Glen Falls.
I was sad to learn of the many people who died in such a short period.
Well, it happen again!
I was very upset once I found out that John T. McMillan Jr died on August 31st at the age of 34.
I just couldn’t believe it!
He was known by the people in that area as Little John!
Who is little John you asked?
When I first moved to Glen Falls, I quickly learned that it was like a little village within the City Limit.
As any other little area, it had a little store.
It was an convenience store and he named it - Little John's Variety Store
I’ll never forget the time, I walked through his door. He said - May I help you Sir? Thank you for coming Sir! Have a good day Sir!
After a few visits, I asked John - What’s with all the Sir..Sir…Sir???
He reminded me that he needed me and I didn’t need him. To him public relation was the utmost importance.
Once the Government decided to remove all the VLT’S from the stores, I gave my sympathy to John saying that I felt sorry for him because he won’t be able to go to Florida every winter?
He quickly replied - I am very happy the machines are gone because you don’t know the abuse I went through from people shouting at me because they lost all their money. From now on, the people who visits this store will buy from me and not to play the machines.
I couldn’t fight that one. Mind you. John had lots of pride with his little store. He spent thousands of dollars paving his yard.
He had two little kids- Taylor, 4, and Maggie, 1.
He wasn’t keen on shoplifters or people hanging around outside his store. He was stern and that’s the way he was!
Little John was good with the little kids and they always enjoyed going to his store.
He wanted to change it in a family store and he succeeded.
But unfortunately he died at such a young age. Life isn’t fair sometime.
They say the good dies young? Well that statement sure goes with Little John’s sudden death.
I heard the citizens in that area will petition Common Council to change the name from Glenview Avenue to Little John Lane?
It would be a fine tribute to a man who affected so many in such a short period on this planet.
May God Bless Little John!!!!!
Monday, October 17, 2005
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