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York County–Chicken Corn Soup and Harley-Davidson

One of my recent posts was on the long tradition of Sunday School picnics in York County, brought up by my plans to help at my church picnic at St. Luke Lutheran Church in Chanceford Township, always held the first Thursday of August.
After a few hours of helping cut up pies and cakes, I took my usual position of manning (womanning?) the soup carry-out window. My daughter and I, armed with quart measures, doled out gallons and gallons of ham bean and chicken corn soup for the next eight hours with hardly a break.
We had many friendly conversations with the happy purchasers as we dished out the soup, but one sticks out.

A very nice youngish man, probably about 40 and wearing a black t-shirt, carefully made sure the lids were tight on his two quarts of chicken corn soup. He explained that they were going home in the saddlebags of his Harley.
Pretty well sums up York County, doesn’t it? Sorry I didn’t have my camera.