Feeling sick? Pain in your side? Tickle in your throat? Headache and dizzy?
I have a prescription for that. In fact, I have a lot of prescriptions. I may just have a prescription for whatever it is that ails you. Just give me a minute to locate one with the correct dosage. It's here somewhere in this box -----
or this other box -----
or maybe it's one of these boxes
or in this special box for narcotics.
There are eight - count 'em - 1 - 2 - 3 - 4 - 5 - 6 - 7 - 8 - that's EIGHT boxes of prescriptions.
Numbered sequentially in each box. The oldest box is 1905. There are a couple in 1916-17, another in 1927-28 and several with dates 1948-1951. Each box holds about 1000 prescriptions. What is interesting is the length of time it took to fill one box -- anywhere from 2 months to 12 months. These are all from pharmacies in Chatfield, Minnesota, with a variety of druggist and doctors. Even a few from the Mayo Clinic. If none are missing (did the narcs always go in a different box?), there are about 7,000 prescriptions without counting the box for narcotics! So it may take me just a little while to locate the proper script for that pain in your ... ah, neck, ya, that's it, the pain in your neck.
So what do I do with all this? They'd be cute for get well cards and scrapbooking / collage / altered art projects. But I can't possibly use all of them myself. I'm leaning towards opening an Etsy store. Any thoughts for me? I have a lot of things I could sell on Etsy. Vintage photos, sewing notions, lace, buttons, sheet music, books, that sort of stuff. An ephemera-lover's delight. None of it is from family, so I can part with it easily. It's just stuff I have picked up here and there. Ideas and suggestions appreciated!
Uff da. Now I've got a headache.