As if the window candles didn’t spark enough debate on local house-decorating customs, what about this one? I’m referring, of course, to the idea of putting a huge metal star on your house. My roommate (for another few days at least – an early goodbye to you, Tina!) mentioned these
Buffy, our Assistant Managing Editor for Features and Niche in the newsroom, is immensely smart, immensely organized, and basically everything I want to be if I ever start acting like a grown-up. Buffy, however, is known around the office for being, well, a little… unusual. She carries four calendars around.
If you can’t tell, it’s “Joan’s cleaning out her inbox” week on the ol’ blog, and I want to keep sharing some of the best comments I’ve received. I had gotten some good responses to my post on window candles. From my sister Louise (Hi, Weez!), who just knows a
A long time ago, commenter Bonnie told me: In these parts we eat “pon haus” aka scrapple. Where’s the hog maw? Where’s the souse…it’s food and should not be confused with getting “soused.” That’s all together different, though both are pickled. Well, Bonnie hit on the one traditional food that
So when my brother came out from Tucson, he noticed how green it is in Pennsylvania. That I knew would be very different than where he came from. But he also noticed something else that I’ve recently come to find out is a “northeastern U.S.” thing, and which is very
My newest staffer, Matt, moved up here from Baltimore this year … so he finds Yorkisms all the time. So many of them go right past me – they’re just the way I’ve always said things, so I don’t even notice. But the one he pointed out to me recently
Having some time to spare before coming in to work yesterday, my mom, daughter and I headed down to Brown’s Orchards and Farm Market in Springfield Township to pick up some good, fresh produce – and lunch! On the produce side, we got some tomatoes, zucchini, peaches, radishes and bananas.
Here’s a Yorkism that, for some reason, has cropped up a lot in conversations I’ve heard lately. It’s especially appropriate for summer – you know, time for road trips. Windows down, stereo up, maybe playing your favorite song. But what happens when you ask a Yorker how to get somewhere?
Today’s post is an ode to my favorite sweet snack… ICE CREAM! I couldn’t even begin to pick one local favorite. If I had to, it would extend slightly beyond York County’s borders to Mechanicsburg, the home of Rakestraw’s. Ohhhh, is that good. Let’s see… where else for ice cream?
Wow, I’ve become a forum for debate! I’m actually pretty stoked about this! I had been pretty willing to go along with Beau’s claim that “redd up” was Pittsburgh-ese. But, Jo made a good point: Nope, we’re not quit finished with redd-up. I was born in Juniata Co.–45 mins. n.