For a few years when I was a kid, I lived in a small town. One of the perks of small town living was that I rode my bike, SAFELY, to “town” where I could spend an entire day dawdling and window shopping. If I had more than a few coins, I could go into the drug store and have an ice cream. A soda fountain at the drugstore counter was rare when I was a kid — Now, it’s practically unheard of.
One of the old Hook’s drug stores has been saved, monument-museum-exhibition style, and now resides at the Indiana State Fairgrounds.
I did not photograph everything, as everywhere one looks, something else catches the eye.
The variation in old medical tools and medicines is enough to marvel at. Some “Huh?” and “Ohhh” items, plus authentic apothecary items and stuff people haven’t thought about in ages.
But um, also CANDY. Omaword, the nostalgia. I could go on for days. I bought Pop Rocks. The kids made fun of me all giddy and messy and snarfing, BUT I HAD A GOOD TIME.
Anyway, I got the doors from ye old Hook’s. Enjoy!
#ThursdayDoors is part of an inspired post series run by Norm Frampton. To see other doors of interest, or to share your own, click the link and find the frog.