Monthly Archives: June 2007

Yes, we’re thrifty

Thrifty. Or frugal. Or just plain cheap. That’s one thing I love and am proud to say about myself and my fellow York Countians. You know, the iPhone launched today. We did a very unscientific poll on ydr.com. The results … Continue reading

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When Rutter’s was a restaurant

Does anyone remember when the Rutter’s on Lightner Road in Manchester Township was a Rutter’s Family Restaurant and not the convenience store? Our family used to eat there a lot of Sundays after church. I remember it being a real … Continue reading

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It’s all

I got a lot of responses on my “awhile” post, with enough other Yorkisms suggested to keep me posting for a long time. Thanks to everyone who wrote and posted comments! One that drew a few comments was It’s all. … Continue reading

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A cold in your eye?

I’ve had this weird thing going on in my left eye for about a week now. It’s not pinkeye or a sty (the doctor says), so my mother has decided I have “a cold in my eye.” Our vet uses … Continue reading

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An apology

So, we were listening to the police scanner in the newsroom tonight and someone called because kids were ringing the doorbell and running away, repeatedly… Where I grew up in northern York County, the houses weren’t close enough together to … Continue reading

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Awhile

Next in an ongoing series on York County-isms Awhile: Ex. “I’m going to the store awhile.” or “Dinner’s almost ready; wash your hands awhile.” Literal translation: The closest I can come is “in the meantime,” or until something else is … Continue reading

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A little about me

I’m Joan Concilio, and thanks for dropping by my blog! I’ve lived in York County since I was three days old. (Born in New Jersey, but don’t hold that against me.) All through high school and college, I thought I’d … Continue reading

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What it used to be

I’m sure you’re familiar with the York County habit of calling places by “what they used to be,” often with no regard for the fact that it hasn’t been that in decades. Like the Yorkisms, I’m going to try to … Continue reading

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A good day for picnics (and cats)

So today included three picnic-type events for our family. All with good food and fun stuff to do. All included hot dogs; two included cats. What more can you ask for? First, we had a trip to the SPCA’s Adopt-A-Thon, … Continue reading

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Whatfer

First in an ongoing series of York County-isms Whatfer: Ex. “Whatfer vegetables we having with dinner tonight, Mom?” or “Whatfer shoes you wearing?” Literal translation: The closest I can come is “What are you wearing for shoes” but even that … Continue reading

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