The Caddo Herald
January 9, 1939
Like an Old Friend, We Miss the Clock
at Guthrie’s Store
That faithful old clock at Guthrie’s Drug Store is stopped and its face coved from the gaze of man.
Forty years this faithful old clock has ticked away the hours and the minutes and it had become an institution that we took for granted. It was a habit of us all as we entered the store to glance upward to see if our watches were right or to find out the correct time.
Now its familiar face is covered and it gives out no information as to the fleeting hours.
After forty years service this old clock got tired and needed to rest, a cleaning perhaps before it went on another forty years of timetelling.
At any rate, Mr. Guthrie, rather than to have anything of his give to the people false information, considerately covered the face of that old faithful chronometer.
But it’s like an old friend who has departed. We look, but we see his face not in his usual haunts, and a feeling of sadness creeps into one’s inner consciousness as we glance to where he should be and behold his gaze encounters a blank.
Sic transit gloria mundi.
Even timepieces must go the way of all the earth.
But we miss this old friend, mute but animate, faithful with its ticking of the time.