The Basket Case

There have always been gifts at #3 Lyon Block.  One of the pictures we have of Rudder’s Drug Store shows beautiful Oil lamps for sale in the window.   When I came to work for Max and James Apple, Apple’s Drugs offered Hallmark cards, Russell Stovers Candies, and fine perfumes. So when we began the Salem…

Our Friday Night on the Square Memories

The third weekend in September has been Friday Night on the Square in Salem for many years. That should be this weekend and the start of the Old Settlers’ Days Festival. You would feel the change in the atmosphere on Friday morning as we all got ready for the busiest night on the Square for the whole…

Party Time

It’s no secret I love to throw a party, particularly parties for big milestone birthday’s. My husband, children, friends and customers have all been recipients of these birthday parties for their birthday’s or the Salem Apothecary’s birthday. One note for clarification: I like throwing the parties for other people. As my family can attest I…

’86 Digitizing the Pharmacy

Our 35 Years of Memories today is a picture of our very first pharmacy computer system!   We installed it in January of 1986.  We were so excited to enter the high tech pharmacy world.  The system would create a label for each prescription, keep a separate file of each patient with their personal info as…

The Gift of Gab: Let’s Talk!

Our picture today of Salem Apothecary 35 Days of Memories is of the 3 Amigos, Jerry Banks, Bill Dustin and Joe Moore. Bill and I first worked together at Pennington Pharmacy where Bill was a high school student helping out after school.  After owning his own business in electronics, working at the Fire Department and…

’85 Small Town Beginnings

In 1985 Jeff Johnson and I were carpooling to work at two different drugs stores in Corydon and we began to theorize what we would want a drug store to be like if we had one. Shortly after that, we heard that Apple’s Drugs was for sale and by August of 1985 those theories became…

66 – It’s Always the Quiet Ones

It’s always the quiet ones.  Isn’t that what folks always say? It’s the quiet ones that’ll getcha. It’s the quiet ones that’ll surprise ya. Well, thanks to a visit from Rayna Elrod this week (who is herself on of our quiet soft-spoken souls), I was reminded of a story about one of our young high…

65 – THE Philip Marshall

It is April 23, 2019 and this guy is celebrating a big birthday!  It is just a number, so I an not going to say which number, but over the years Philip Marshall has been as important to the Salem Apothecary at #3 Lyon Block as the pharmacist.  We should clear one thing up though…

64 – Giddy Up!

This is a picture of what I imagine I look like when I get on my high horse (it’s not really me, but you get the idea).  That is where I go when someone asks me about the importance of education, the superiority of Purdue university, why John Denver and Neil Diamond are the greatest…

63 – Salem Apothecary: The Party Place!

The Salem Apothecary is not only a full service pharmacy, but it is also a gift store and soda fountain too.  We have always wanted to create a happy reason to come in the store because so often people are not feeling well when they bring a prescription in to be filled or an order…