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Seeking Photos of Five Generations of Families.


Joe and I were recently wondering how many fifth generation families there are in the Plain City area. We started contemplating this idea after printing out a photo for our dear friend, Ann Murray, that showed her with her four generations of family (the photo you see above).

Four generations are a bit easier to find. I can think of several families in the area who have four generations gathering for holidays and reunions. Nicky Mayer and Ruth Weeks both share four generations with Roger and Ann Weeks and their children and grandchildren. Barb and Steve Golden can both produce photos of four generations of family.

Five generations, however, are a little harder to locate.

So that is where you come in. Do you have a photo that shows five generations of your family? If you do, would you mind submitting it to joenrobincraft@gmail.com?

If the photo is an older one that you don’t have on your phone or your computer, just take a picture and email that picture of the photo to us. We’d like to see photos of five generations with all of the family currently living. But if you have historical photos of your families showing past reunions or holidays where five generations are gathered and some of those family members are no longer with us, we’d like to see those, too.

We’ll post all the photos on Facebook, so please include the last names of each generation (if they differ). We’ll also choose our favorite photo and the person who submitted it will get a $50 gift certificate to the pharmacy and a framed photo of their five generations of family.

We can’t wait to see how many fifth generation families exist in Plain City and the surrounding areas.

Ann Murray and Mary Johnson Are Officially Retired.

On May 4, we surprised Ann Murray and Mary Johnson with a retirement party at Ann and Tony’s Restaurant in West Jefferson. Ann officially retired on May 2, but Mary slipped out last year when her husband, Johnny, had back surgery. We had hoped Mary would return some day if Johnny got better, but, alas, that is not to be. Mary is also now officially retired from the pharmacy. 

Along with thirty-five friends, relatives, and the staff at the drugstore, Joe and I told Ann and Mary good-bye. We already missed Mary and we are certainly going to miss Ann. We want to thank them again for all they have done for us and Plain City Druggist over the past ten years.

To see more photos from the party, go to our Facebook page HERE.

Happy Retirement to Ann Murray!

Ann Murray has worked at the pharmacy almost since we opened. She started in 2000 and eleven years later, she has finally decided that it is time to retire. As she said, “I’m eighty-two years old. I think I’ve earned the right to retire.”

We know you have, Ann, but we are going to miss you!

Ann’s last day will be May 2 (or if she doesn’t get the “beginning of the month” large order put away on Monday, she plans to come back and finish on Tuesday, May 3). Ann told us her plans a few weeks ago, but we still haven’t quite gotten used to the idea of her being gone.

This is a good time for Ann to take her leave from the world of work, though. Fishing season at Lake Erie will just be getting underway as the weather finally warms up. In previous years, Ann and Richard always had to hurry back from the Lake so she could be at work on Monday. With Ann’s retirement, they will be able to stay as long as they want with no worries about having to be anywhere at any particular time.

Thank you, Ann, for all your hard work through the years. Thank you, also, for getting Richard involved in many of our schemes. You are a good friend and we love you. You will be missed by me, Joe, and all the staff and customers at Plain City Druggist.

If you would like to send Ann a note or a card to thank her or to congratulate her on her retirement, you can mail it to 439 South Chillicothe Street in Plain City.

Happy Retirement, Ann!! You will be missed (so come visit us)!

Happy Birthday on Thanksgiving Day, November 25, to Ann Murray, PCD Employee and Friend.

Ann Murray has the good fortune that her birthday often falls on or very near Thanksgiving. Which means that most of her life, she has been able to spend her birthday with all of her family (now wait, is that good or bad fortune?). Just joking–Ann has a wonderful family who she loves to share her special day with.

When Ann isn’t tooling around Lake Erie with Richard, you can usually find this “red headed Texan,” (as Richard calls her) in the pharmacy.

Ann has worked at Plain City Druggist almost from the very beginning and has been with us for over 10 years. Ann started out running register and waiting on customers and has done just about everything in the store. She is currently our “greeting card committee,” sending out cards to customers who need to know someone is thinking of them. She also checks in the drug order and shows up for all of our events, in costume when needed, to help out.

Happy Birthday, Ann. We hope you will have a wonderful day complete with a giant Thanksgiving dinner and a birthday cake!