7.20.2008

Visions of Moving ... History Revealed


So, you all know we're moving. And sorting, purging and packing have begun in earnest. But the things you find! The places you'll go! And all within the confines of your own four walls.



I have had this little antique medicine bottle for a long time. It had OLD green sequins, still with thread remnants, inside. As I was making the 256,897th 'stay or go' decision, (and who really knows how 99% of these are determined, really, but that's another story) and ridding this cutie of its contents (because I am not in a sequin-y mood at this point, but, come on, the bottle is irresistible) I happened to look at it in a new light.

A little pause: check my etsy joonbeam shop frequently over the next two weeks because I am finding some very cool things and listing them there. Returning...




... And I can't believe I never read the label before. It's fascinating. Boomer Drugs is the Pharmacy. Rx # 15608 contained capsules for one 'Master Shannon' to be taken by mouth or (the other end). {Now how adaptable is this?} And here's the best part: for restlessness. I'm serious.

There is no date. No doctor's first name. No Pharmacist's name at all. No safety cap. And it's glass!

I googled and found a Boomer Pharmacy in Vancouver, BC, Canada that had relocated a few years ago. No idea if it is the same one. I would love to know more, especially the era. If it is from there, I have no clue how it found its way to me. The closest I've been is Oregon although I have no recollection of when or where I acquired this. But I've always loved it. And now I love it even more. And it's so nice and small I can feel absolutely guilt free about bringing it along!




The other thing I found was this box. I use it now to store future art collage goodies. It has scrabble tiles, vintage typewriter keys, colored wooden beads, broken jewelry, antique one of a kind pretties... but before I tell you its history, I thought it would be fun to see what your guess about the WARNING! is.

One all important hint: It is totally G rated and family friendly. Let's keep our minds in that neighborhood. Please leave your guess in the post comments and I'll tell the true story - and I think it is well worth the return visit - on Sunday, August 3rd. Meanwhile, I'll just be here packing and finding more trash and treasures and redefining the two on a moment-to-moment basis! ox joon

16 comments:

Liz said...

That's fascinating, Joon! And very relevant that it is BOOMER .....

No idea at all about the warning... looks like it might have been pottery. Unless it's one of those things men wee in when they're in hospital.... or is that not family friendly enough?!!!!!

ZudaGay said...

The pill bottle is so cute!!!

I have no idea about the box...I will think on it.

Judy Nolan said...

Hmmm...is it fun money for buying more materials??

Chauncey said...

Joonie, I'm thinking with all my might but still coming up blank.

maryeb said...

Oh, I'm not very good at guessing games, but I'd love to know what the answer is.
How funny that the bottle has 'Boomer' on it.

Mickey said...

it's obvious.....the box is from the pottery barn....and the warning is that only a man should open it....soooo it's obviously a dish to bake quiche in, because we all know that Real Men Eat Quiche

On a Whimsey said...

It's amazing what you find at the back of your cupboards!!!

AltheaP said...

I can't believe that bottle -- some Boomer needs that for sure!

The box must've held instructions for a beat-em-up video game. We can be sure it didn't hold road maps.

Sixsisters said...

Joonie great post about the bottle !!

Your hints about the box are a little cryptic hehe.

I have noooo idea. Joan :)

Night Sky said...

I'm crazy about that bottle! I wish I had fun old things stashed away, but I've moved so often during my life that I always tossed anything I didn't need or use often.

As for the box. I have no idea!! I like the ideas that others have come up with, though. LOL!!

I'll keep thinking. Ouch.

~*~Pearl~*~ said...

hummmm I have NO clue!
maybe a brain transplant?
some might need it!

fabulosityyarn said...

I'm going to cast my guess as something gadgety. New phone, remote, radio? :)

joonbeam said...

I am loving these guesses! Please keep 'em coming! What fun!

Jean Levert Hood said...

Joonie, this is tooo cute! Oh the decisions you must be facing!! Argh!

I'll have to wait for the story, I have no idea!!

Stacy's Designs 88 said...

I give up! ;) Stacy ♥♥ P.S. did you hear from my coz Dianne about Boston? She left a comment on my blog for you.

Marinka said...

I love the pill bottle and I could certainly use the anti-restlessness pills. Please let me know if they also have anti-annoyance pills and if they sell those in bulk.

I'm guessing the box has lots of feminine products. Because men never read directions and it would serve them right?