Several readers share memories of Babe Keller’s restaurant in West York, PA.
Today’s letter is one of the most detailed I’ve ever received. It’s from Richard Staub of the Dallastown area, who got together with his wife, Cheryl, and his sister Jean to create both a map and a description of downtown York in the 1950s and ’60s. His note stirred up
Could you ask for two more climatologically different names for one business location than The North Pole and The Florida Room? Well, Only in York County! We had ’em, at Route 30 and Sherman Street. We talked about the North Pole a little back in February. Some people remembered it
Did you have a pen pal as a kid? I had some; my favorite was “Sabrina” in Sardinia, Italy, but I had them from all over the place. Something neat that I’ve realized recently? Having this blog has brought me, more or less, some pen pals of a different sort!
Way back in December, I mentioned a store of the past that I had personally frequented – D.E. Jones. Turns out there were a few locally – at least in Shrewsbury, in Delco Plaza, and in Hanover. The Delco one is the one I remembered, but I was glad to
Diane Folkenroth, while thinking back to the Pine Tree Inn west of York, wrote in with some more memories from that area. “Other sites in the west end: White Swan; Orange Top; at the railroad tracks – Farm Bureau; Gross’s farm – sold produce; Donahue’s garage sold RC cola and
The last time we talked about Gregory’s, I left you with an unanswered question about the theme song to the “Gregory Gift Program” on the radio, asked by Jim Knaub. Of course, though, it didn’t stay unanswered for long! Terry Downs says, “Gregory’s was a tad before my time for
Many thanks to longtime reader and photo-submitter Dianne Bowders of York Township, who about a month ago shared some really neat photos of York with me. These are perhaps some of the oldest York images I’ve seen – some date to about 1890. I knew that many other readers of
Above, Ashley Spangler displays a mechanic’s toolbox in Spangler’s Home Center in Dover Township in this 2007 photo by Kristin Murphy. His family has ties to several stores that used to be in the Dover area! You might remember, if you’ve been reading for a while, that I spent a
Blame my husband. As if I weren’t busy enough cataloging the memories many of York County’s residents have of its past AND trying to keep readers up to date on current fun things to do around town AND trying to answer all manner of questions from readers near and far,