Gibson Pharmacy
2505 S. Carrier Pkwy.
(S.E. Corner of Carrier & Pioneer Pkwy.)
(972) 264-0268

May 2009

YEA - I WAS Right!

I knew it all along - however, it is nice when others figure it out too! A customer I had not seen in a while came in to buy a particular product the other day. I mentioned I had been missing them. They admitted they had been trading at BRAND X where a similar product was cheaper. However it did not seem to be working as well as our product. I asked if they had the one from BRAND X, they said no they hadn't even finished it, just threw the rest away. I explained why it may not have worked as well and told them why my product probably worked better.

Not all products regardless what it is (vitamins - minerals - pain medication) will work the same due to availability of the product through the base it is in. Some bases allow for better absorption than others. That is why there are so many different prices and products available.


Flu and pneumonia shots are available at our pharmacy
Mon - Fri 9am - 5:45pm
Sat 9am - 12:45pm
The shot for Shingles is available at this time.
It does require a prescription from your doctor.

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What's Your Legacy

How do you wish to be remembered?

Unfortunately in our field, we see a lot of good people leave this planet before I feel personally they should. I know it's not my decision - I am just stating my opinion.

Some get an advanced warning and have a chance to prepare for the closing chapter of their life. Others are not so fortunate. The few I was acquainted with who knew made the decision to enjoy the time they had left with family and friends, doing the things they like to do or always wished they had done. Several didn't tell anyone including their spouse their time was nearly finished, until days before the final. It's like they knew. One person I had the privilege to talk to told me she did not want the constant reminder and especially not the pity.

The questions I usually ask are how do you want to be remembered and what would you do differently. The answers used to surprise me - I found regardless of race or gender, they have stayed pretty similar.

Things they would do differently:
1. Listen more - share more.
2. Spend more time with family and friends - not so much time "me doing my thing"
3. Not necessarily save more money (usually men saying this) but make better choices where spent and how saved.
4. Be more patient.
5. One man said practice the 10 Commandments daily - when they are followed, you don't have to apologize near as much.
6. Make sure the ones I love know it and the ones who have disappointed me know I forgive them.
7. One couple who came in  - he was diagnosed with terminal cancer - said his parents had gone through the Great Depression - as a result he had a pretty good cash reserve. If he had it to do over again, he would still save about 3/4 of what he had, but spend the rest doing things with his wife. Now he couldn't. His health wouldn't allow him to do it.

How they want to be remembered:
1. Fondly
2. Every time one of the kids does something I taught them, I have succeeded.
3. As a nice caring person.
4. While it may seem selfish, I want to be remembered as wishing I was still here - at least they won't be glad I'm gone.
5. One particular dad said when I'm gone, they want something - they'll miss me - they will have to earn it themselves. I will have been successful, I taught them to work.

The purpose of this article is this. We are all - daily - hourly - building our legacy. Our daily contacts. I am from a small town - if you were rude, short, or mean with someone that morning, by night fall everyone in town knew it. Therefore you thought about your actions more than you would if you were from a bigger town. I think in life you have to have some personal accountability. Wrong attitudes or actions should not be okay just because you got away with it. It's still wrong. I choose to try to leave a better legacy - not one where I got away with a lot of bad stuff.

Besides, the little ones are watching parents, grandparents, neighbors, etc. and learning through adults which actions are  really okay. Don't leave them with the "wrong" legacy!


1.) Get your prescription bottle from your old pharmacy
2.) Give us a call at (972) 264-0268
3.) Tell either Gary or one of our technicians:
          Your name
          Your phone number
          Your old pharmacy name and their phone number
          The prescription number or numbers
          Your doctor's name (and their phone number is great, too)
4.) Any insurance information
5.) We'll handle the rest

You can also just bring in your prescription bottle in to us.

Berry-Delicious Pie
2 c. blackberries
2-3 c. mulberries
1 T. cinnamon
1 1/2 c. sugar
1/2 t. salt
1 1/2 T. butter
2 unbaked pie crust or pie pastries
vanilla ice cream, opt.

Combine berries, sugar, salt, cinnamon, and flour.
Pour into pie crust - dot with butter on top. Lattice with 2nd pie crust or pie pastry. Bake at 450 degrees for 10-15 minutes - Drop temp to 350 degrees and bake for 30 minutes. Crust should be medium brown. Cool slightly and serve. Fruit will be hot! Serve with vanilla ice cream optional.

These both have special meaning to me.

This sandwich was made by my Aunt Katherine for us - usually during wheat season.

2 slices of bread
2 slices bolonga
2-3 T. creamy peanut butter
2 slices red onion
lettuce leaf
tomato slices
1 slice of American cheese

Spread peanut butter on one slice of bread. Place red onion, cheese, bologna in that order on top of peanut butter. Spread mayonnaise on other slice of bread. Place tomato and lettuce on top of bologna and top with mayo'd bread. Slice and enjoy.

This next sandwich was made for the little hungry sister (me) by my big brother, Ray Gene.

2 slices of bread
Italian dressing
olive loaf meat
pickle loaf meat
grated Parmesan cheese in can
Cheese slices - usually American or cheddar

Spread mayonnaise and mustard on one slice of bread. Place all meats or one of your choice and sliced cheese on top. Top with lettuce and tomato. Sprinkle on Parmesan cheese. Sprinkle Italian dressing on other slice of bread and place on top of sandwich. Slice and enjoy with pickle slice.

Disclaimer: This newsletter is not intended as a substitute for medical diagnosis or treatment. Anyone who has a serious disease or ailment should consult a physician before initiating any change in treatment or before beginning any new treatment. All items are my opinion.