Bristol's Rexall Pharmacy

Bristol's Rexall Pharmacy

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by Robert Chapin
     
 

In 1961, we had a Rexall Pharmacy in our town. The aroma of the elixers and marble counter with four swivel chairs where teens congregated.


The book rack where boys and girls flipped through the magazines of the early 1960's.


The soda fountain where Mrs. B. added more fizzy water than Coke syrup - the result - when I attempted to impress

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Overview

In 1961, we had a Rexall Pharmacy in our town. The aroma of the elixers and marble counter with four swivel chairs where teens congregated.


The book rack where boys and girls flipped through the magazines of the early 1960's.


The soda fountain where Mrs. B. added more fizzy water than Coke syrup - the result - when I attempted to impress Marilyn Snell - was to have it propel through my nose!

Product Details

ISBN-13:
2940011445101
Publisher:
Robert Chapin
Publication date:
08/01/2011
Sold by:
Smashwords
Format:
NOOK Book
Sales rank:
260,540
File size:
79 KB

Meet the Author

No stranger to writing, acting and singing, in 2006, Bob was chosen to play Charles Ryan in the Kent Brown Summer Love series “ARE WE THERE YET?” A summer theatre production by The Falls Run Players of Fredericksburg, Virginia. This was Bob’s first acting role and his performance earned him the best actor’s award for 2006.


A hidden talent also become apparent when Bob was selected to sing John Travolta’s Summer Nights from the smash hit “Grease”. He is also a member of The First Baptist Church of Bonita Springs, FL where he has been actively involved in the choir for the past 6 years - and his tenor voice has allowed him to produce over a half dozen Christian songs by Randy Travis


Following an impressive career with U.S. Airways, Bob retired in 2000 and has devoted much of his time to producing ORPHANS OF THE MOURNING, his first novel about a soldier in Vietnam who eventually becomes the first Vietnam veteran President of The United States. This book is currently available in the e-book format from Barnes & Noble.


Bob was thrust into the nationwide scene in 1983 with his nationally acclaimed Vietnam poster poem The Wall, a statement about the emotional pain and anger of Vietnam - frrlings and sentiments he was not permitted to express while in uniform, but once discharged, a trip to The Wall evoked his deep personal feelings.


The Wall was displayed in The White House in 1983 and as a result received instant success when President Ronald Reagan personally honored Bob for his contribution to all Vietnam Veterans. To date, tens of thousands of copies have been sold.


Bob has also recently finished his second novel, MURDER IN OGUNQUIT a mystery which takes place in the small New England coastal town of Ogunquit, Maine known as “A Beautiful Place By The Sea”.


In addition to his full length novels, Bob is offering a series of his “folksy” down to earth short stories at no charge for your enjoyment here on Smashwords, and it is the author’s desire that you will consider purchasing his novels after a brief sampling.


Prior to his assignment in Vietnam in 1967, Bob served 16 months in Frankfurt Germany as a civilian with the U.S. Army’s prestigious unit; The 513th Military Intelligence Group as a Top Secret Cryptographer


In Vietnam he was assigned to the First Cavalry Division (Airmobile), 13th Signal Battalion and was awarded The Purple Heart for wounds received in action in addition to The Bronze Star Medal and other awards.


Bob and his wife Maureen reside in Fredericksburg, VA in the summer months and winter in Bonita Bay, Bonita Springs, FL.


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Bristol's Rexall Pharmacy 3.6 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 10 reviews.
Charlie Palilonis More than 1 year ago
The various stories were very good though extremely short for a 15 ,page collection of not even short stories but rather just small slices of the authors life. The Rexell stories could be better presentd as a longer autobiography.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
One second I was enjoying a description of a old fashioned drugstore then it switched into an ad. Needs something in between to warn the reader
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Brought back memories-some good, some bad. Just like the writer. lol
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Brought back fond memories of my childhood in northern NY state !
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Brings back memories! I am a little younger and by the time I could go to our local Rexall by myself they had taken the soda fountain out. I still loved going there.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Memory-provoking. I am about the same age as the author an enjoyed reading about that era. I remember well the pungent odor of a drugstore!
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
I had a Rexall Drug Store in my life also. I won a Sly and the Family Stone album from there once. I also purchased my boyfriend's ( now my husband of 42 years) first Christmas gift from there. Thete was not soda fountain, but there was a cosmetic counter, where my friends and I spent an inordinate amount of time, with the "samples", while eyeballing the boys at the rotating comic racks. Thanks for the memories. AD
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
This is tha 1st one ive read + i have a feeling i'll enjoy his others Bcuz i Really like his style of writing. Its like we're sitting together + hes just talking/telling his story. Yes- its only 15 pages - BUT he has written Lots + is letting us read them 4 Free How nice TKS
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Another great memory. Thank you for sharing.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago