HERITAGE OF HOSPITALITY โ€“ STUCKEY’S PART 2


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patty montague collier Russell Montague and my mom Margaret Montague

I recently had an opportunity to interview Margaret Montague and her daughter Patty Collier. Margaret, along with her husband Russell, managed the Grasonville, Maryland Stuckeyโ€™s from 1979 until it closed eleven years later.

Margaret and Russell grew up in Virginia. They met while she was still in high school. They were working together at a gas station when an opportunity came their way. Patty says three or four different sets of her aunts and uncles were working for Stuckeyโ€™s at the time, and word came down that a franchise owner named Groom was looking for help managing his store in Selinsgrove, Pennsylvania. Margaret says she told him, โ€œIf you treat me right and donโ€™t holler at me weโ€™ll get along fine, otherwise you can forget it.โ€

Mr. Groom must have not been a hollerer.

The Montagues and their four daughters managed that store for almost 20 years before a bypassโ€ฆ

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