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A York County Veterans Day love story – Linked in with neat history stuff: Nov. 16, 2010

“The story starts with soup. In 1946, German schoolgirl Irmgard Stieger spilled a steaming ladleful onto an American captain.” That’s how the love story between Irmgard and her future husband began. York, Pa., Daily Record/Sunday News reporter Erin McCracken tells this Veterans Day story and photographer Paul Kuehnel provides the video. For the rest of the story, see: Wrightsville woman recalls meeting her husband in WWII. Also of interest: York County WWII nurse: ‘You know, it was the biggest war ever, and they needed nurses’ and 21st-century Victory Gardens might morph into Stimulus Gardens.and World War II pilot from York County, Pa.: ‘Female pioneers … inspire generations of young women to achieve the impossible’.

Neat stuff from all over … .
Midtown Harrisburg is a great place.
The market houses are there, as is Midtown Scholar, a massive used bookstore located in an old movie theater that invites people to lounge.
Midtown will show off some of its best with its 2010 Candlelight House Tour, “What was old… is new again.” …

A news release said the Dec. 12 house tour offers a view of Midtown’s visual wonders.
“From Christopher and Erica Bryce’s recently renovated B&B at 915 Front Street to the Messiah Lutheran Church, which is celebrating its 150th anniversary, at 6th and Forster Streets to a renovated residence on Boas Street to the Stone Building of the Broad Street Market, tour-goers will enjoy a celebration of the City’s amazing historic architecture and beauty,” the release states.
For details about the Sunday afternoon tour, visit: www.historicharrisburg.com
York’s own: Midtown Scholar is indeed a wonder. York County, of course, has its own noteworthy and intriguing bookstores. Hearts & Minds in Dallastown, The York Emporium in York and Reader’s Cafe in Hanover offer an appealing “user experience.”
Reader request: A friend texted with a question: Where did British theologian and evangelist A.W. Pink stay in York in the 1930s.
Iain Murray writes in “The Life of Arthur W. Pink” that the much-traveled Pink lived at a rowhouse, 531 Thomas Street, near York’s old Jefferson school.
I e-mailed back that an intriguing piece of Pink’s legacy is that churches in his theological tradition – Presbyterian – provide afterschool assistance to students today across the street at the school, the Jefferson Resource Center.
I smile when I think of A.W., who comes across as a bit fussy in Murray’s biography, trying to study with the playground buzzing with children across the street.
Bet he studied in the back room.
It always amazes me that a writer of influence who has sold tens of thousands of books lived here and few know about it.
Blog post of the day: Yorkblogger June Lloyd provides: New Info on the Hellam Potato Chip Factory.
Forum of the day: Yorkblogger Joan Concilio is getting response to some pop quiz answers.
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