Memories remain as The Little Brown Jug closes

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BOWLING GREEN, Ky. (WBKO) -- They say home is where the heart is. For some, their heart is with a beloved old-time bar.

The Little Brown Jug has been around for nearly five decades, and Sunday night, New Year's Eve, is its last call.

"It's time to let it go, we don't want to, but it's just one of those things that happens," said Brenda Simpson-Wiseman.

Buel Simpson open the doors in hopes of creating a welcoming place, but instead, he created a family.

"He had two families," Brenda Simpson-Wiseman said. "This was his family, and then we were his family."

It's a place full of laughter, togetherness, and of course, memories. The Little Brown Jug regulars tell 13 News it was Buel Simpson himself that made the bar like home.

"When they in here they talked family, they talked sports, and just problems in life and everything, you know?" said long-time bar regular, Ernie Simpson.

​Buel Simpson died in 2015, but his legacy has live on through the little bar on the Bypass.

"Dad meant a lot to people," Buel Simpson's son, Alan Simpson said. "He was 'Champion of the Common Man' basically. He would give you the shirt off of his back."

This New Year's Eve, they raise their glasses at the pub just one last time, and remember the good times had and the man behind it all.

"It's The Little Brown Jug! It's my dad's legacy. It's been here since 1969," Alan Simpson said.

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