Monthly Archives: May 2011

Ask Joan: Memorial Day edition

I’m sure many of you are enjoying the three-day weekend and kicking off the start of “summer” with a cookout, some ice cream or a trip to the pool. That’s awesome, and I hope you have a great time! Please … Continue reading

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Reader photo: Barnett Bobb house

Another reader photo of an “Only in York County” sight: What: Barnett Bobb log house in York Submitted by: Dianne Bowders of York Township Something interesting: Dianne writes: “This 1811 log house was originally constructed at the corner of Pershing … Continue reading

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Even more D.E. Jones memories

Way back in December, I mentioned a store of the past that I had personally frequented – D.E. Jones. Turns out there were a few locally – at least in Shrewsbury, in Delco Plaza, and in Hanover. The Delco one … Continue reading

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A quick follow-up to the ‘mise-well’ Yorkism

Since yesterday’s post was so in-depth, I thought today we should have a little more of a quick read. In that spirit, here are a couple of quick follow-ups to our talk about “mise-well” as the York County way of … Continue reading

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Memories of The White Swan west of York

Diane Folkenroth, while thinking back to the Pine Tree Inn west of York, wrote in with some more memories from that area. “Other sites in the west end: White Swan; Orange Top; at the railroad tracks – Farm Bureau; Gross’s … Continue reading

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Ask Joan: Our anniversary edition

No, not the sixth anniversary of Ask Joan; rather, this weekend marked Hubby’s and my sixth wedding anniversary. We spent the weekend in State College and had a blast. I came home to about a ton of Ask Joan mail … Continue reading

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Reader photo: Here there be dragons on the Susquehanna River

Another reader photo of an “Only in York County” sight: What: Dragon log on the river Submitted by: Teanna Byerts of Dover Township Something interesting: Teanna writes, “On ancient mariners’ maps, ‘here there be dragons’ marked the edge of the … Continue reading

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Even more about Gregory’s menswear store

The last time we talked about Gregory’s, I left you with an unanswered question about the theme song to the “Gregory Gift Program” on the radio, asked by Jim Knaub. Of course, though, it didn’t stay unanswered for long! Terry … Continue reading

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A letter from a York County ‘codger’

I received a great letter in the mail recently from Bill Houseman of York. Bill, who described himself as “an old WWII vet,” had a lot of great downtown memories and one really funny attachment to his letter. He starts, … Continue reading

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Feeling a little persnickety today

Today’s fun Yorkism comes courtesy of longtime reader Jo. She suggested some time ago that we talk about “persnickety.” While this is not an “Only” in York County thing, it’s certainly something we say a lot, and, of interest, we’re … Continue reading

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