16
Jan

PHOTOS OF MY BROTHER PHIL’S DRUG STORES AND DOX LIQUOR

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 On September 14, 2009, I posted memories of my brother’s three drug stores–Standard Pharmacy 7th and S Street,N.W., Economy Pharmacy, 9th and U Street,N.W., and Boyd’s Pharmacy, Georgia and Kenyon Street,N.W., and Dox Liquor on 7th and S Street,N.W., across the street from the previous drug-liquor store.

  As previously mentioned, the original Standard Pharmacy, 7th and S Street,N.W., also had a liquor department. However, when my brother decided to build across the street, a D.C. governing department, informed him, he could not combine the pharmacy items with the liquor.

   Because my brother as a pharmacist was always addressed as “DOC”, he called the liquor store, “DOX LIQUOR.”

 On one sales promotion, my brother invited the former heavy weight boxing champion of the world, Joe Louis. His photos appear.

Links to the photos of my brother’s drug stores and “DOX” liquor follow:

Picture of Phil, Joe Louis and wife Lil

Picture of Phil in front of Dox Liquor

Picture of Phil’s wife Lil working the cash register

Picture of Joe Louis at Dox Liquor

Picture of Joe Louis and Phil at Dox Liquor

Pictures of Dox Liquor Advertisements

Picture of Doc’s employees at Boyd’s Pharmacy

Picture of Boyd’s Pharmacy (outside)

Picture of Boyd’s Pharmacy (inside)

Picture of Standard Pharmacy 7th and S Street

24
Nov

THE AMAZON CORPORATION HAS ANNOUNCED YOU CAN REQUEST YOUR NEXT DOCTOR’S PRESCRIPTION FROM THEM!!!!

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THE AMAZON CORPORATION HAS ANOUNCED IT CAN FLL YOUR NEXT DOCTOR’S PRESCRIPTION!!!!

NOT TOO LONG AGO MANY SUPER MARKETS ANNOUNCED THEY HAVE ESTABLISHED PHARMACIES IN THEIR FACILITIES!!

NOT TO LONG AGO GAS STATIONS BEGAN TO SELL COFFEE,COLD SODA AND MANY SNACKS!!

NOT TOO LONG AGO FOLKS IN PARKED TRUCKS BEGAN SELLING ALL KIND OF SNACKS ON SOME STREETS IN DOWNTOWN WASHINGTON,D.C.

03
Oct

HISTORY OF THE CVS DRUG STORE CHAIN

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Many years ago–around 1950, after signing up for a Pharmacy course at George Washington University, D.C.. I decided to accept a job with District Wholesale Drug,= a DC Drug wholesaler who sold pharmaceuticals and other normal health and beauty aids to the many small drug stores in the Washington, Maryland, Virginia area..I became acquainted with the many different drugs ,medications, popular items sold to the many large and small drug stores.

I got the opportunity, with the help of my older pharmacist brother who owned and operated three small pharmacies in the D.C area to purchase a small drug store –lunch counter at 2518 14th Street, called Smith Pharmacy.

I hired a pharmacit Doc Martin L Jones whom I had met some day ago. Doc Jones had operated a small pharmacy on U Street, N.W. in D.C.

I located some experienced lunch counter young ladies that helped me establish a busy food counter. I offered for sale 15 cent hamburgers, breakfast specials, and other popular lunch specials.

My pharmacy did not fill many prescriptions but Doc Jones promoted and sold many generic ever day health vitamins,cold remedies, and cough syrups, PROVIDED BY A SPECIAL WHOLESALER..

A drug store chain, Peoples’s. opened more pharmacies-another chain -called Drug Fair Pharmacies also expanded.

A pharmacist Herb Haft opened a DISCOUNT TYPE DRUG CHAIN CALLED DART DRUG AND SPECIALIZED IN DISCOUNTING VITAMINS.

A Pharmacist called Leonard Rodman began discounting appliances in one drug store and opened some other pharmacies featuring and discounting outher products.

At one point a large Discount drug chain called CVS purchased the Peoples Drug Store chain in the DC area and continued to grow in size in other American cities.In some cases CVS absorbed some small drug stores that had purchases the prescription files of closing small drug stores.

SOME LARGE PHARMACY CHAINS STILL EXIST-MANY SMALL DRUG STORES ARE GONE.

THE CVS PHARMACY DRUG CHAIN CONTINUES TO EXPANDS ITS HEALTH BENEFITS OF ESTABLISHING SOME NURSE STATIONS WITH NURSES PRESENT TO ASST THEIR CUSTOMERS WITH HEALTH QUESTIONS—-DELIVER FILLED PRESCRIPTIONS, A SERVICE THAT SOME SMALL DRUG STORES PERFORM ——–AND SOME CVS PHARMACISTS CAN GIVE YOU A FLU OR PNEUMONIA SHOT.

23
Sep

THE CVS DRUG STORE CHAIN NOW DELIVERS PRESCRIPTIONS PLUS ALL DRUG STORE NEEDS!!!!

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The CVS Drug Chain that purchased most of the small drug stores in the D.C.Maryland, Virginia area now DELIVERS PRESCRIPIONS PLUS!!

Before the growth of the CVS Drug Store Chain, there were many small pharmacies operating in the D.C.Maryland, Virginia Area.

A small chain of Drug Stores started and gradually grew into a chain which were known as the PEOPLES DRUG STORES.

THE PEOPLES DRUG STORE CHAIN GRADUALLY GREW WITH MOST STORES OPERATING SODA FOUNTAINS–OFFERING MILK SHAKES, ICE CREAM CONES,SANDWICHES,ICE CREAM SODAS ETC.

EVENTUALLY THE CVS PHARMACY CHAIN PURCHASED THE PEOPLES DRUG STORES AND CONTINUED TO EXPAND THROUGHOUT MANY USA CITIES.

NOT FAR FROM WASHIGTON,D.C. THE READ DRUG STORE CHAIN OPERATING IN BALTIMORE,MARYLAND SOLD OUT TO CVS. (READ’S DRUG }

AS PREVIOUSLY MENTIONED, THE CVS DRUG STORE CHAIN HAS NOW ADVERTISED THAT IT WILL DELIVER PRESCRIPTIONS PLUS OTHER DRUG STORE NEEDS

DON’T FORGET THERE ARE SMALL HEALTH STRUCTURES IN CVS STORES OPERATED BY PROFESSIONAL NURSES TO ASSIST FOLKS NEEDING MINOR HEALTH CARE.

YES, THERE ARE OTHER JUMBO DRUG STORES HERE AND THERE!!

THE LARGE RETAILERS OF ALL KINDS GROW LARGER AND LARGER.

10
Sep

My First DC Home

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The above photo is a copy of the first home we moved into, in the SW DC neighborhood. It was located atl 713 41/2 Street.S/W, and previosly occupied by a Mr. & Mrs. Yoleson,parents of a well known movie-stage show actor Al Jolson. Our family previously resided in Cheyenne, Wyoming where I was born. My father was a shochet and mohel–a shochet is someone who slaughters chickens,turkeys,and ducks according to the method designated by Jewish regulations.

The rest of the family were my father,mother and brothers Phil and Sam-I was the youngest.and had a sister living in New York.I attended kindergarten at Bowen,Phil studied Pharmacy at George Washington University, Sam went to Jefferson Junior.

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05
Sep

President Trump called U.S. soldiers injured & killed in war losers!

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My local DC TV and newspaper disclosed that US President Trump has called our US soldiers injured and killed in all Wars
“Losers”.
I served with the 42d Infantry Rainbow Division during World
War II. Our Division saw action in France during which time
694 veterans in my unit were KILLED–they were HEROES! NOT
LOSERS.
Our President NEVER served in any Army or Navy unit and
without a doubt has NO knowledge of what happened in ANY
WAR..
I can’t forget that Trump called our well known politician Senator McCain a BAD soldier because he was captured and treated horribly by the North Vietnamese.
On April 29 1945, a group of soldiers in my Division liberated
the Dachau concentration camp saving lives of hundreds of Holocaust survivors–THE LIBERATORS WERE NOT LOSERS !!!
THEY WERE HEROES—

02
Sep

Shooting and Riots in Portland, Oregon

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For quite a while there have been confrontations between
supporters of President Trump and Black Lives Matter counter
protesters in many US cities.
A fatal shooting occurred over a recent weekend, in Portland,
Oregon.
The Portland Police stated a 39 year old man died of a gunshot wound to the chest.
A caravan of Trump supporters, among them, the Patriot Prayer group made their way through Portland skirmishing with those
who objected to their presence.
The city of Portland has seen three months of nightly
demonstrations,including riots and SMASHING OF STORE
WINDOWS.

28
Jul

THE DEATH OF GEORGE FLOYD

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When an African American was killed by a policeman in
Minneapolis, many protestors marched in Portland,Oregon -some shouting in rage.
Because I have family members in Portland, I’ve been saving some of the newspaper headings.
MANY OF THE PAPERS PRINT THAT PRESIDENT TRUMP HAS
SENT IN LAW INFORCEMENT AGENTS TO KEEP THE MANY
PROTESTERS IN ORDER-MANY OF THE PROTESTORS SHOUT
‘”BLACK LIVES COUNT TOO”.
SOME PAPERS HAVE PRINTED THAT SOME OF THE FEDERAL
AGENTS HAVE FORCED SOME OF THE PROTESTORS INTO
UNMARKED VEHICLES AND TAKEN THEM AWAY.
SOME PROTESTORS HAVE BEEN KILLED BY TRUMP;S AGENTS.
A RECENT PAPER PRINTED THAT PRESIDENT TRUMP HAS
DISPATCHED ADDITIONAL AGENTS TO OTHER CITIES AND ALSO
SENT MORE AGENTS TO PORTLAND.
PAPER HEADLINES: POLICE,PROTESTORS,CLASH IN
DEMONSTRATION ACROSS THE US-
PORTLAND OFFICIALS WANT FEDERAL AGENTS TO LEAVE.

09
Jul

Dachau Concentration Camp liberation April 29 1945

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Larry Rosen with Senator Joseph Lieberman, April 1998

I was a member of the 542nd Field Artillery Battalion, 42nd
Infantry Rainbow Division during World War II.
One day I received a message to visit Senator Joseph Lieberman’s office;–US Senator,Connecticut April 1998

I arrived at the Senator’s office and also met some of my 42d Infantry Rainbow Division friends.
The Senator delivered a very interesting message on a book he had recently read, titled “DACHAU 29 APRIL 1945”
I had read this book and was again happy to hear some the following content expressed in this book forward by Senator Lieberman:
“On April 29,1945 when several hundred men of the U.S. Army’s 42nd ‘Rainbow’ Division came upon the concentration camp, ‘Dachau’ they did more than liberate a concentration camp and give new life to several thousand human beings. They opened the eyes of the world to the horror of the Holocaust.
There is another, more personal reason for my gratitude to the men of the Rainbow Division. A beautiful young woman named Ella Wieder was a prisoner of a subcamp of Dachau-It too was liberated by the Rainbow Division on April 29. Later she met and married another survivor, Rabbi Samuel Freillich. Soon thereafter, they had a daughter, Hadassah, who today is my wife and the mother of our child, Hana.
Had the men of Rainbow not arrived in Dachau that day in April 1945 ,Ella Wieder might not have lived to marry her beloved Samuel, and neither Hadassah nor Hana would have been born. Such is the circle of fate that binds all our lives together on this earth.”

Joseph I. Lieberman
U.S. Senator, Connecticut
April 1998

27
Apr

Handkerchiefs

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A recent newspaper article mentioned–What happened to the old handkerckhiefs worn by most men quite a while ago.

I recall that 50 or more years ago men always hand a handkerchief sticking out of their back pocket or when dressed up always a fancy handkerchief Evedecorated the left top side of a fancy suit.

Even when I was in the Army during World War.we soldiers were given a brown handkerchief to keep in one of their pockets.

After the completion of World War II some men discovered Kleenex tissues which seemed easier to handle.

Most Drug store and Variety shops always started to display their handkerchiefs-this item became very popular and then one day they vanished replaced by pocket size kleenex tissues or medium size boxes of kleenex gradually appeared for sale in many small and large retail stores.

Also I just remembered–Why did most men throw away their fancy dress hats?

I guess THINGS CHANGE !!!!

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05
Apr

Eli Lilly Newspapr Add on Insulin once again

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Many year ago (1950) I worked for a wholesale Pharmaceutical Manufacture,r District Wholesale who with one other manufacturers had an exclusive arrangement to sell products manufactured by Eli Lilliy whose most important drug was Insulin.
If the many small pharmacies desired to purchase thlis item they had to contact
my company or another company called Gilpin.
A similar add had been postly but this add was published to AMERICANS AFFECTED
BY COVID-19 WHO RELY ON LILLY INSULIN.
Lill;y’s Message was “If you use Lilly insulin and recently lost your job or insurance
please call 833 808-1234 to receive FREE INSULIN.

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