Oswald’s Pharmacy Has What You Need

Oswald’s Pharmacy Has What You Need

If you’ve ever found yourself scrambling to hit several stores on your way to visit a loved one in the hospital—the florist for flowers, the drug store for a greeting card, and the toy store for a congratulatory or comforting teddy bear—you may be frustrated that your only one-stop shop options seem to be large…

A Message From Bill: Shopping Local

A Message From Bill: Shopping Local

Last week Oswald’s was a tee sponsor at the Naperville Chamber of Commerce Golf Outing. We set up a booth at the 13th hole that included a couple of lift chairs and one of our large scooters. My son Alex manned the booth that also had refreshments, some old-time photos and paraphernalia from the pharmacy,…

A Message From Bill: Father’s Day at the Pharmacy

A Message From Bill: Father’s Day at the Pharmacy

Last month’s Ozzie Gram was in honor of the mothers in our family and their contribution to the pharmacy through the years. For Father’s Day I thought I would look into what our families Dads did outside of work. Great great grandfather W. W. Wickel, who ran the store from 1881 to 1914, helped found…

A Message From Bill Anderson: Mother’s Day

A Message From Bill Anderson: Mother’s Day

May is here and that means Mother’s Day is right around the corner. I stopped over at my Mom’s house last week, and over conversation asked her if the previous generations of our families Mothers (Wickel, Oswald and Kester) had been involved much with the store. She and I both assumed that my great-great grandmother…

The American Drugstore by Jean Anderson

The American Drugstore by Jean Anderson

Let’s step back in time, say around 1885, and stop to shop at the W.W. Wickel Drugstore. Your prescription for amoxicillin? Some flashlight batteries? Perhaps a humorous greeting card or a box of Band-Aids. I don’t think so. How different the stock of today’s drugstore is from the store of that era. The American drugstore…

Live On Your TV, It’s Oswald’s Pharmacy! 15 Years Ago…

Live On Your TV, It’s Oswald’s Pharmacy! 15 Years Ago…

Last month’s way above average temperatures put me in a Spring state of mind. After cleaning up the yard I actually tilled our garden and planted some lettuce and spinach! It may not do much, but it was awfully fun to be doing it in February. I also started a little Spring cleaning in my…

A Perfect Fit: How to Select the Right Lift Chair

A Perfect Fit: How to Select the Right Lift Chair

Purchasing the right lift chair is a big decision. What fabric should you get? What color should that fabric be? How much room do you need to fit the chair in your living room? Well, before you get to aesthetic options, there are a few important questions you need to ask. How many hours per…

Walker and Mobility Accessories: Style and Function on the Go!

Walker and Mobility Accessories: Style and Function on the Go!

Have you ever had trouble carrying things while out with your walker? Have you ever had trouble locating your mobility device after you are finished eating at a restaurant? Many challenges can arise when you have an active life style that regularly requires use of a walker, rollator or other mobility device. Some of these…

When Should You Use a Lift Chair?

When Should You Use a Lift Chair?

  By now, most of you have probably been into our medical equipment showroom. It’s been just a little over a year since it officially opened. The most striking thing to most people (next to the mobility scooter that looks like a Harley Davidson) is the amount of lift chairs we have on the floor:…

Memories of My Grandfather

Memories of My Grandfather

Happy Holidays! Boy do they seem to go by faster every year. This Christmas will be extra special for our family as we will be celebrating it with our very first (and most beautiful) grandchild, Matilda Sue. I am discovering this whole grandfather thing is really most excellent. It got me to thinking about my…

Throwback Family Photos

Throwback Family Photos

      This years customer appreciation day gets even more festive with a “throwback” family photoshoot. Are you familiar with the website “Awkward Family Photos”? If not, I highly suggest you check it out. You’ll see some funny photos and even get some inspiration for your very own photo at Ozzie’s this December!      For the…

November Message from Bill Anderson

November Message from Bill Anderson

Happy November! As this contentious election season comes to a close and families start planning for the holidays, I remain grateful to live in a country where regardless of political leanings, I am free to run a business and be a part of what makes our country great. I’m thankful each morning when I open…