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Lincoln Drug (no more)

June 23rd, 2008 · 6 Comments

(Photo from January)

Growing up right on the Holliston/Milford line, we frequented Lincoln Discount Drugs which in the past 2 years has become Milford Discount Variety, which I think is going to focus more on alcohol but they have kept a lot of old merchandise in hopes of people buying it. 
I remember coming here with my sister and playing “Crystal Castles” while our mom was shopping.  Almost as entertaining was the blood pressure machine in the back by the pharmacy.

Like Village Stationary in Holliston, I like to consider this place a “living museum” of sorts.  Here one can find all sorts of artifacts from make-up, to books, to software.
I haven’t been in a couple of months so I’m not sure if they’ve finally cleaned everything out but on a somewhat recent visit  I made some purchases:
I tried to give this to my sister to put in her son’s nursery but she refused it.

I can’t use it but  was compelled to bring home with me:
Classic Ziggy cardboard stand-up for my desk.

Not to mention a bunch of old Halloween decorations which I don’t feel like digging out of the basement right now but they’re great, old school paper cut-outs of witches and monsters.

Some items that didn’t make the shopping cart but are “musuem quality”:
80’s “Ouch Kit”

An Organizer (judging from the “ice cream fantasy” theme probably at least mid-80’s):

Outdated Commuter Cup (with adhesive tape):

Ancient cake decorations:

Oh Lincoln, so many good times but alas, you must become an beer and wine outlet.  I’ll still stop in, like I said I’m always curious to see  what they still have no the shelves and wonder WHY they keep this stuff on the shelves.

Tags: *Milford · Flashback · Goodbye

6 responses so far ↓

  • 1 Chad // Jun 24, 2008 at 9:16 am

    Oh man. I remember the days of TrapperKeepers, and the Mead knockoff versions and accessories. I had one with a zebra striped pattern, but I also remember that one of the folders inside was Ice Cream Fantasy. It was that exact image.

  • 2 Gruppie Girl // Jun 24, 2008 at 12:26 pm

    Oh no! Where will the world buy knock-off sodas like Mr. Pibb now?

    Michelle, does LD still smell like grandma’s basement? What are the plans for the building?

  • 3 michelle // Jun 24, 2008 at 9:42 pm

    Ha, yes it indeed still has the grandma’s basement smell- I just love that place so much! 🙂

  • 4 Trevor // Sep 11, 2008 at 1:05 pm

    I would go there alot. Especially in the days when Sears was where the supermarket is.
    I remember renting VHS at the Video Village when it was in there.
    Them were the days.

  • 5 Michelle // Dec 4, 2008 at 11:03 am

    I worked at this place for a number of years. I still ask myself WHY??? Gone are the days of working in the winter with no heat and in the summer on 90 degree days with no AC. And to think they tried to have a dress code to work there, when it did smell like Grandma’s basement. Oh, the stories I have!!

  • 6 Kimberly // Dec 6, 2008 at 7:59 pm

    Like Michelle I to worked at LD for many of years. But Shelly, You forgot to tell these nice people how we would loose power and had to give flashlights to the costomers who were still shopping. or How about the old registers we had- — all the discounts, percentages, and sales had to be done
    before putting it in to the register.
    Those were the days ! Huh Shell?

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