Monthly Archives: February 2010

Reader photo: William Willis House

Another reader photo of an “Only in York County” sight: What: William Willis House By: Dianne Bowders of York Township Something unusual: Dianne writes: “William Willis built this classic English Colonial home in 1762 of bricks he made himself. It … Continue reading

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Names of York: Richard M. Nixon

More in the ongoing series on the Names of York. Place: Richard M. Nixon County Park, Springfield Township Who was it named after? We all know that Richard M. Nixon (1913-1994) was vice president and then president of the United … Continue reading

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They paved paradise and put up a parking lot

Ah, yes, “Big Yellow Taxi” – a song from my namesake – well, kind of. Joni Mitchell, that is. I don’t let too many people call me Joni, but when I do, I ask that it be spelled that way, … Continue reading

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And you can say it in German!

When Mark was telling about what a Lumpenball is last week, he also brought up the German heritage behind another good Yorkism – saying something is “all.” He writes: “Yorkers say that something’s all as in finished or out; comes … Continue reading

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More on the endless wonder of hogmaw

A couple of weeks ago, editor and historian Jim McClure tackled the topic of hogmaw, always a favorite discussion point for readers over here on this blog! That reminded me that I have some responses to share to some earlier … Continue reading

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