Wake Forest 27587 Magazine

Spring 2019

The quarterly 27587 MAGAZINE is a must-read, in-you-hands publication that strives to give a deeper identity to rapidly growing Wake Forest, N.C. It highlights in-depth stories, targeting higher-income households.

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60 Spring 2019 | Wake Forest 27587 Magazine COURTESY OF FRIENDS TWO GIFT SHOP A black-and-white photograph of Lily's Club at the drug store back in another era. "We still got some of those chairs," Betty Rollinson said of a picture tucked beneath a glass countertop behind the druggist's window. "It doesn't go higher than a dollar," Debo- rah Robertson, a regular here, said of ringing up a sale. "You keep having to hit it." e pharmacist — Alpheus Jones, known simply as "Doc" — is long retired, replaced by the women who gather at a table to social- ize and knit quilts in what is now "Friends Two," a gift shop rich with mementos of the place's former life. "I came to work here July 3, 1969. I had just graduated high school," said Betty Rollinson, who with Robertson runs the place today. "I'll be here 50 years this year." "e milk shake machine still works. It was here when I came," Rollinson said. e fountain syrup pumps of old are still here, too, but no longer of use. Still, you can get a milk shake or ice cream, though it's kept in a cooler instead of the ice-cream compart- ments of old. Behind the druggist's counter, little has changed. Tucked under a glass countertop is an old black-and-white snapshot of the women of Lily's Club as they gathered there more than a half-century ago and a $1 silver certificate, Series 1957. Nearby are adhesive labels for such "remedies" as Aromatic Ammonia Spirit, often added to a Coke. "It was supposed to calm you down," Rollinson said of the concoction. As for the Warrenton real-estate market, Continued on Page 63 ❱❱

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