It is the end of an era here in Fort Langley. With Lombardy Campground (trailer park) closing at the end of the month, so too is its laundromat which is located on the same property. I took this photo of the sign, hand written by the owner, and posted on the door to the facility, this morning when I did my laundry. The laundromat will close on May 26, 2013, in just three short weeks from today.
The sign says, “Sunday, Mar 26th will be the last day this laundromat will be open for business. We appreciated your patronage throughout the years. Thank you!”
The owner came in to do some cleaning in the laundromat when I was ready to leave there. I stayed for about half an hour longer as we chatted, catching up on all the developments and telling each other what our plans are as we all continue on in our lives post laundromat closure. I think the mode is quite good as we all realized that Fort Langley was changing very rapidly now, losing it’s little village quality, and that this was the time to move on and except that the village will noon be gobbled up by the adjoining communities. I hope that we will all keep in touch with each other as we move forward, and grow and prosper, in our new homes.
I have many fond (and tragic) memories of the laundromat. I will miss the place, and the people that I have met there.