Monthly Archives: May 2008

Outen the light!

There’s a Yorkism for you – “Outen the light!” It means, not surprisingly to turn out the light, and if you’ve read my thoughts on other Yorkisms like been and butter bread and whatfer, you’ll know that I think we … Continue reading

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From the comments: More on redding up

Got a recent comment from a reader named Paul, who shed some light on “redd up,” one of my favorite Yorkisms. (Check out more Yorkisms here.) Original post here: “Let’s redd up the blog” And a post detailing another response … Continue reading

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Yummy – cracker candy

Courtesy of intrepid reader Jo, I recently went on a quest to find out more about “cracker candy.” This led me to another intrepid woman in my life, my mother, who normally can turn up any recipe but who wasn’t … Continue reading

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Work is … YDR?

A few weeks ago, we went to the spring “Curriculum Fair” at my daughter’s school. Among other things, we got to see their group poster projects on “Our Community.” They learned that a community is a place where you live, … Continue reading

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A night at the Revs game

In what appears to be a rarity this season, the Revs won during a recent game that I went to with my daughter and husband. It was Buck-A-Book night, which meant that my junior voracious reader got to go on … Continue reading

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A day at Pinchot

In honor of our third wedding anniversary this past Wednesday (yay!), my husband and I will be taking a short trip to the Delaware shore next week. But, on anniversary day, I was working at my part-time job and he … Continue reading

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As promised, notes from the alumni concert

Well, first of all, I can’t say thanks enough to those who came out for the alumni band concert Sunday at Dover High. And special thanks to my very own professional photographer, Jo, for taking pictures of me!! (I’m the … Continue reading

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Finding a fair

If you love the York Fair, maybe you’d want to check out some other agricultural fairs and events around Pennsylvania. State Rep. Dan Moul, R-Conewago Township, Adams County, has free copies of the 2008 Pennsylvania Fairs Guide to hand out, … Continue reading

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On account of …

Amy just said “Let’s go get some dinner.” And I said… “I can do that! On account of I finished my page.” Wow.

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Readers share their school memories

I couldn’t be more proud of our soon-to-be-released book, “All In One Room.” It started with an idea that correspondent Barb Krebs and I had, to collect a few of readers’ memories of these small, rural schools and run them … Continue reading

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