We are pleased to announce that we will break ground soon for our second location in Victor, Idaho. The new location will be adjacent to the new Victor Health Clinic operated by Teton Valley Healthcare.
I don’t know here it went but Summer 2017 has come and gone.
We had a whirlwind summer here at the drugstore. Seems like as soon as the spring rains settled down, it was the Fourth of July which is always a pretty big weekend for us. Then girls camps, scout camps, family reunions, Teton County Idaho fair, and then the moment that we have been waiting for for several years…the Total Eclipse. Driggs happened to be in the line of the total eclipse which meant that we had people from all over the world travel here to see it. I have to say that I really didn’t get all the hype, but I have to admit that the Totality event was really cool! It really did get dark and the streetlights came on and the aura around the moon was awesome. Most people where I was watching broke into cheers and applause when it happened. The total eclipse shadow lasted for over two minutes and just like that it was gone. I’m glad that I got to see it and happy that the massive predicted crowds didn’t pan out as predicted. Don’t get me wrong, we had plenty of people here, but not the parallelizing crowds that some people were preparing for. I guess that the traffic heading back to Utah that afternoon was beyond horrible and it did turn the interstate into a parking lot. Glad I was not in that mess.
State Fair always coincides with the start of school here and my daughter won a couple more ribbons there with the horse. Now we only have old man winter to look forward to. Bring it on!
Corner Drug has started a Birthday Party Registry. The way it works is before your child has a birthday or party, bring them into Corner Drug and register them by selecting a few toys or gifts that they would like to receive. You can simply write down a description or name of the toy and/or the suggested dollar limit. Your invited guests can then come into Corner Drug and ask to see the list and hopefully make a purchase based on your choices. This way the child may avoid duplicate presents or receive things that the parent doesn’t approve of. The child will get a certificate for a free ice cream cone by registering. Please contact Sally or Amber for questions…
I recently talked on the phone with a young lady in Texas about upgrading our store website to be HTTPS compliant. During the conversation she asked where I was calling from and I answered her “Idaho”. She mentioned that she had never been to Idaho and didn’t even sound very confident that she knew where Idaho even was.
She said that she has lived her whole life in Texas and started to tell me how she had went out this winter and bought a “coat” but hadn’t had a chance to wear it yet this winter.
I asked her if she knew where Jackson Hole, Wyoming was and she hadn’t heard of Jackson Hole but thought that she knew where Wyoming was.
She asked if it got cold here and also mentioned that she had never seen snow. I said that I would send her some in the mail and she was so excited. I didn’t get a discount on the website upgrade despite my generous offer of the snow.
Well we had a spring teaser a couple weeks ago and we all knew it was too good to be true. Some folks in Idaho were not impressed as the early warm up has caused some severe flooding. While the warm up
did melt all the ice off the roads and parking lots, it didn’t last long. Yesterday I drove out to see my mom for her birthday and this is what I saw almost all the way home. Becoming a snow bird is starting to sound more and more appealing…
Teton Valley Idaho usually gets its share of snow. So much snow that we celebrate it every January with the Great Teton Valley Snowfest. The highlight for us is the snow sculptures that are next door at the city plaza. Some are pretty detailed and inspiring. Corner Drug is proud to help sponsor this event each year.
We have had a decent winter this year as far as snowfall is concerned. Many areas of SE Idaho are well over their average numbers for this time of year. Even the Boise area has gotten more than their usual share of snow.
My snowplow truck got a new engine this year after I lost a chunk of piston going down the road. Believe it or not but it kept running and I was able to baby it and continue to use it for a couple weeks until we could get the motor installed between storms.
In what many are saying as the driest winter they can remember, one doesn’t have to look very far to see that while this year is out of the ordinary, it is not something that has not happened before. A good customer of ours, an older lady, tells the story how the year she was born, (I think she said 1940?) was a year similar to this one. The story is that on the day she was born on the first of February of that year, that her grandmother walked across the bare fields to visit the new baby. And the rest of the story is that just a few weeks after that pleasant day, that the family had to hitch up the horse team and sleigh in order to get to church because the driveway was blowed shut with snow. Some say that I jinxed us this year with my earlier post, but just remember that Teton Valley, Idaho may skip an occasional summer, but hasn’t skipped a winter yet.