March 12, 2014 | Volume 101 / Number 11

Returning To Cory's Drug

I am sure that many readers remember Cory’s Drug. Cory’s was brought to mind when the Roxy fire was discussed.

I remember Cory’s, but missed those years that most readers remember. I understand that the gentleman who owned Cory’s (was Cory their last name?) used to make his own ice cream bars. Apparently they were delicious.

Please feel free to correct me, but I think that the owner was a railroader and the confectionary part of the store was run by his wife. The ice cream bars were apparently made when he was at home, so if there was a large demand before he was done with his run you had to go without.

I do know that there was a candy counter just inside the door. Did they make their own candy also?

I vaguely remember that this was an after-school and weekend hangout. (Of course those of us who were small town kids had our own version in our communities.)

I have also heard rumors that Mr. “Cory” could get a little cranky, but that probably went with the rowdy teenager scenario.

Gwen Cornwell welcomes your memories at 406-367-5582.

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