Being a second generation business and hopefully raising the third generation of salvage men, we are honored to share our passion with generational families that have come through our shop throughout the years. One such family is the McAdams.
The McAdams began shopping with us many years ago when they decided to renovate their early 1900’s home in Huntsville. This past week we received a visit from Annette, her daughter Brittney and her grandchildren Reagan and Everett. Brittney remembers traveling to Cullman on many occasions as a young girl to visit SA with her parents. “It felt like we were here all the time,” Brittney laughingly said. “I was normally wearing my basketball uniform. I remember coming in the store, following Garlan around, and digging through lots of hardware.”
The love of architectural salvage and vintage goods has been passed down from parents to daughter as Brittney is now returning with her children and shopping for her own home. 18 month old Reagan loves to visit her “Uncle Garlan”. When asked if Southern Accents was her favorite store, her face beams with a huge grin as she shakes her head and answers with a resounding “YES”!
Seeing an appreciation for salvaged and reclaimed architectural goods being passed down through three generations in this family warms our hearts. It inspires us to continue in our quest to rescue, restore, and document items of historical significance. Knowing that the McAdams, and many other customers like them, share our passion and mission is why every day we do what we do!