Today is the 10th anniversary of my Dad’s passing into eternal life.
My Dad was a pharmacist, owner of his own store Paprocki Pharmacy which he inherited from my grandfather who started the business in1919.
The picture below is of the store’s 2nd (more contemporary-looking) location, taken in the mid-1980’s when the store literally became a “mom & pop” operation. All of us children (there were 9 of us) were grown and moved away and my parents now ran the store on their own, with help from a boy in the neighborhood.
The store closed when my Dad retired in 1987.
In the picture, Dad is sitting on his favorite little chair which he had since his childhood…a chair that all of us children played with in our childhoods and which now sits in my mom’s living room!
I’m one of the lucky people who has nothing but good memories of my Dad who was a loving, gentle, and holy man.
Miss you, Dad. Love ya.