Sunday, November 11, 2007

A story on Veteran's Day...

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We had a Veteran's Day ceremony in the Park today. But my camera work did not do a good enough job of capturing it. So I put up a photo of the statue in the Park, commemorating our Volunteers in the Civil War.

The story I tell you today, is one I really love. It tells of the founder of our family Drug Store... James Mingay. When the Civil War broke out, he joined the {above} Seventy-Seventh Regiment of local Volunteers. He put his key in the Drug Store door, locked it, went to war, came home, put his key in the door again, opened up and took up business where he had left off.

The store today does not have his name though. Mingay had an apprentice by the name of Fred Menges. They later, became partners. After Mingay's death, Menges became partners with Ray Curtis. The store continues to have their names {Menges and Curtis} to this day.

It has been run by our family for 46 years, and counting. And this is the first time that it has been passed on to a son.