A Message From Bill January 2019

A Message From Bill January 2019

Happy New Year everyone! I hope 2018 was a good year for you and that 2019 will be even better. Here in the “Ozzie Family” we had a great 2018. We expanded our staff, item selection, and our community outreach. We added a bunch of fun and exciting merchandise like Chala purses and handbags, Duke…

A Message From Bill December 2018

A Message From Bill December 2018

The holiday season is here again! The older I get the more nostalgic I am for the idealized memories of holidays past.  As I picked up the family Christmas tree  last week, I started thinking about shopping for a tree in town back in the sixties. I have fond memories of what must have been…

A Message From Bill November 2018

A Message From Bill November 2018

The old saying goes, “The only constant is change”. One thing I am particularly happy about here at Ozzie’s is that we don’t have very frequent change in our pharmacist staff. Our current pharmacist staff averages almost twenty years of tenure led by Mary who has been with us for 31 years! The record for…

A Message From Bill October 2018

A Message From Bill October 2018

Even though Ozzies moved to Naperville Plaza over 14 years ago, I have remained active in downtown Naperville events and organizations. I spent 6 years as the Riverwalk commissioner for the city and have also been a member of the Downtown Naperville Alliance (DNA) for many years. The Downtown Naperville Alliance, for those of you…

A Message From Bill September 2018

A Message From Bill September 2018

Last week I attended a reception at Friedrich-Jones Funeral Home. I am happy to say it wasn’t the usual reason for a visit to Ray Jones’s establishment. It was to celebrate Friedrich-Jones’s 100th anniversary. I ran into many Oswald’s customers and old time Naperville residents at the event. It was fun to visit and reminisce…

A Message From Bill August 2018

A Message From Bill August 2018

Years ago, I remember my Grandfather talking about the good old days when the drugstore would get mail delivery twice a day, morning and afternoon. I asked my father if he remembered the two delivery days and he only recalled the single delivery we have today. I looked up the additional delivery and was amazed…

A Message From Bill July 2018

A Message From Bill July 2018

Anybody out there still remember the sidewalk sales downtown in the sixties and seventies? My mom would drag all four kids from Dean’s to Horsley’s clothing to the Main Store to Broeker’s Department Store in search of bargains. Then to Van Ham’s for shoes. In between was all the really neat stuff for the kids.…

A Message From Bill: Happy Father’s Day

A Message From Bill: Happy Father’s Day

About My Dad I am sorry to report that my Dad had emergency surgery at Edward Hospital last month. After ten days in the hospital and a week convalescing at the Springs he is now back home and thankfully doing very well. At times of crisis it is so great to have family close by…

A Message From Bill May 2018

A Message From Bill May 2018

A Message from Bill Anderson With Mother’s Day only a couple of weeks away, I started thinking about the contributions of my Grandmother and Mom. Over the years they both contributed not only to the store, but also our community.  After my Grandmother graduated from Northwestern University in 1930 she became a licensed pharmacy assistant,…

A Message From Bill April 2018

A Message From Bill April 2018

A Message From Bill Anderson Last week my parents celebrated their 65th wedding anniversary. We had a wonderful gathering at their house, filled with children, grandchildren, great- grandchildren, aunts, uncles and cousins. At the party we had a slide show running with pictures of my folks with friends and family members; from Grandpa Oswald all…

Grandchildren at the Pharmacy

Grandchildren at the Pharmacy

Well, it happened again. Grandchild #2 arrived on February 8th. Arlo Wallace Anderson weighed in at 7 pounds 10 ounces and is doing very well. He has been gaining weight and most importantly is a good sleeper! Big sister Matilda is still getting used to the idea of having someone else in the house and…

Oswald’s 1915 Pharmaceutical Formula Book

Oswald’s 1915 Pharmaceutical Formula Book

A few years ago my folks were going through the attic of their house. This attic is not as typical as most, as it has been the depository for five generations worth of our family’s flotsam and jetsam. One thing they discovered was Louis Oswald’s pharmaceutical formula book from 1915. The book, being a hundred…