A wonderful phone conversation, a short mostly unsigned note and a letter from a long-lost reader-friend made for a fun set of Ask Joan items this week!
Phil Laughman of the Hellam area recalls some of the former businesses in the West York area, including J.B. Fishel’s Bakery and Beck’s Dairy, as well as the Allaman Maytag on the east side of York.
Only in York County readers are invited to share their memories of former local auto service stations, and to check out some past columns on that topic.
Readers of Only in York County share their memories of and questions about three former schools – Wilson Elementary in North York; Arch Street School in the City of York; and Hengst’s School in York Township.
Readers of Only in York County are wondering about a dentist possibly named Dr. Doctor, a former yarn shop on Belmont Street, and “The Stocking Lady,” a World War II-era entreprenuer.
Area country musician Al Shade shares his memories of Valley View Park, Shorty and Sallie Fincher, and his own musical career with his wife, Jean Romaine Shade.