I was in a real drugstore yesterday. Well, they didn’t have a soda fountain, but they were a bit old-fashioned, very helpful, and stocked a little bit of a lot of stuff. Being there took me back to The Star Pharmacy, that was the lunchtime and afterschool hangout for anyone living in Tuttle, Oklahoma. Salty frogs or a cherry ice? Hand dipped malt or a cherry mash. Regardless, there was good conversation and sometimes advice from Jim or Ann Arganbright, the pharmacist and wife team. And you could NOT ditch class in their store. Nope, not allowed.
So this reminded me of a few favorite things from then and now. Let’s see what it may bring to mind for you.
Bonnie Bell Lip Smackers! My favorite was Strawberry and Dr. Pepper.
As mentioned above, Cherry Mash Candy Blobs. (because they are not exactly a candy bar) I eat the outside first and save the cherry for last.
Maybelline Great Lash Mascara. I saw it yesterday at the drugstore. It reminded me of my roomy in college for some reason! (ANITA)
Trixie Belden Mystery books. My sister got me started reading these and my bike riding friend, Julie and I, would read our summer days away.
So what is it for you? Penny candy? Marbles? Go-Go Boots? Board games? (I still have TROUBLE & yes, still play it!) What do you see in a store or see being sold as “vintage” that gets you thinking of days gone by?
Here’s something that I hope is kinda fun. At the bottom of this post, reply with your comment of what YOUR favorite thing is that you miss or is brought to mind when you reminisce. Everyone that posts their comment by Saturday morning (Feb 4) will be entered in a drawing for a surprise pack of my favorite things that I picked up at the drugstore yesterday. Now don’t get too excited, it’s just a little something, but still kinda fun! And who doesn’t like to win something?!
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