On Saturday, a very amazing thing happened during one of our tours. We stopped in Madison's at Findlay Market for a sample. Mike Madison was telling us all about the business and getting ready to serve us a sample of their homemade gelato. I noticed an older gentleman from our group wander to the rear of the store. I watched as he shook hands with Bryan Madison (Mike's dad) and soon they were laughing and patting each other on the back and acting like old friends. Believe it or not, that's exactly what they are. Old friends.
As it turns out, Mr. Madison and the gentleman from Indiana were college buddies at the University of Missouri in the 1960's. After college, they visited each other occasionally and their families became acquainted. However, they hadn't seen each other in over 20 years, and the gentleman from Indiana had no idea Mr. Madison had a store at Findlay Market.
Yes, folks, it is a small world, and at Findlay Market, we make new friends and keep the old!