Couple looking forward to travels after they close well-known concrete business PDF Print E-mail
Written by Marty Randall   
Wednesday, 17 June 2015 00:00

Lynda and Doug Reams are ready for retirement.

A retirement that will probably include a lot of road trips here and there, wherever they want to go with no set schedule to follow.

“Oh yes, we’re planning to travel. Won’t that be nice! We’ll just go where we want to go when we want to go!” smiled a happy Lynda as she recently tended remaining stock at Reams’ Concrete and Gifts, located at the intersection of U.S. Highway 31 South and Leota Road.

The business is just down the road from their country home and their small herd of horses, but the Reams are ready to move on. They’ve been in business at the busy intersection for 28 years, selling carports, custom-made sheds and utility buildings, concrete steps and the railings to match and decorative pieces for the yard. Lynda has also sold what is known as “whiteware” for years. Her stock includes figures, animals, houses and just a little bit of everything else.

So, how do you empty a building quickly? Like, by the end of June? Why, give away lots of stuff!

And that’s exactly what Lynda is doing. Through the end of June, she will give away dozens of smaller pieces of whiteware plus instructions on how to prepare the pieces for painting. Larger whiteware pieces are on sale as are a couple of her painted quilt patterns, suitable for hanging on the outside (or inside of) a barn or other building. She also still has one carport left as well as some painted whiteware, step rails, concrete columns and, uh, a lot of other stuff.

The store is open from 9 a.m. to 12 noon and from 1 to 4 p.m. Monday to Friday. She’ll even meet a customer at the shop if those hours aren’t convenient. Call her at 812-752-3746 at the shop or 812-752-7873.

“We’ve given away whiteware to a couple of churches and some organizations. Kids really enjoy painting them, and it’s a good activity for the summer,” noted Lynda.

Once the store and other pole barn are emptied, the buildings, a small house and four acres on which they stand will be sold at auction on July 18.

Frankly, the Reams are pretty excited about having a fairly unstructured lifestyle. However, Lynda enjoys being busy, so she’s got a few projects up her sleeve, in particular the second annual Airing of the Quilts this fall in Scottsburg. It will be held in conjunction with a quilt show at the Scott County Heritage Center and Museum on October 3 and 4. And then there are those trips to plan....!

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