A Light Has Gone Out

by Ronnie Sneed

I believe that most of us at the congregation feel like Joanne and I do that it is kinda sad that Staggs Pharmacy has closed. Staggs Pharmacy was truly one of the great gathering places in all of Mt. Juliet.

A person could always get his prescriptions filled in a hurry but also, get good neighborly advice on almost any subject: sports, politics, mission fields, sick folks, stock market, education, and just what might be ailing you. You know you could never just go in and come right out without eating something delicious from that soda fountain.

One great trademark of Staggs’ is that everyone who waited on you was always friendly and had a great smile. There is no telling how many families or individuals who needed help

were given it with no thought of recompense. Most of us always really enjoyed being invited to drop by after Wednesday night services to eat and drink great milk shakes and ice cream of all flavors.

We knew that if we had an emergency during the night that Bill would go back to the store to open up and fill a prescription. I think one of the greatest things the store did was to employ our young people during high school and to not only let them earn some money but to let them feel good about themselves in a solid Christian environment.

My wife and our family had traded there since the store opened and yes, we’ll miss it, but I think most folks would agree that good things will come to an end sooner or later. Thanks Bill and Judy for having been there!

‘A merry heart doeth good ae a medicine: but a broken spirit drieth the bones’ ( Proverbs 17:22).

‘A friend loveth at all times, a brother is boim for adversity’ ( Proverbs 17:17).

A man that hath friends must show himself friendly: and there is a friend that sticketh closer than a brother’ ( Proverbs 18:24).