Today I continue my quest in creating and posting one block a day of the fabulous That Town And Country Quilt by the lovely Susan Claire. This is day sixty-five of that project.

This quilt block shows a tall building with a trapezoid shaped orange roof that has a sign on the front reading, "Graby Drug Store" with decorations. The windows are light yellow, and in the left side first floor window is the symbol for a prescription or pharmacy, and in the right window is the word "open". The front door is in the center and gray.

This block was labeled “Pharmacy”.

Granby Drug Store was a big part of my life. Indeed it held a significant spot in our town. It was the only pharmacy and you could buy just about anything you needed there except groceries. There was even a soda fountain until sometime in the 1960s.

My grandfather, Louis Yager (who I adored), started Granby Drug in the 1940s. He had served in the war and when he enlisted his occupation was listed as a druggist. He had taken a course that lasted several weeks and became qualified (imagine that!) He was discharged in 1942, so it was after that when he began Granby Drug.

He was joined by Bob Warden in 1953. Bob was a terrific guy. They were partners for many years.

One of the things I remember from the time I was tiny was Christmas Eve. Louis always worked Christmas Eve. That meant we had to wait until he got home to celebrate with an amazing meal my grandmother had prepared and open our presents.

I think it was only 6:30 when he would drive in the driveway but to my sister and me, it was FOREVER!

This building doesn’t resemble the original much but the sign sure does.

One other thing, there was a small apartment above the drugstore. I lived in it when I was very little (less than 3). Then Louis’ mother lived there during the winter months until her death.

During the summer months she lived at her home at Devil’s Thumb Ranch.