Monthly Archives: October 2011

Ask Joan: Well, I’ve got black cats edition

Happy Halloween to those who mark the day today! We’re not super-big into Halloween in our family, in part because Oct. 31 also commemorates the dates of some less-fun family events, but we do have one thing going for us. … Continue reading

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Reader photo: Church and cemetery on Queen Street

Another reader photo of an “Only in York County” sight: What: A church at Market and Queen streets in York Submitted by: Darin Potts of Hellam Township Something interesting: If I am thinking of it correctly, this is First Presbyterian … Continue reading

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Memories of Old Mack the fire horse

Quite a while ago, Ben Lightner suggested I should blog about “Old Mack.” Who was Mack? Well, in the words of late YDR columnist Jim Hubley, “Mack was a horse, a fire horse in the days before fire-fighting vehicles were … Continue reading

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Scenes from a workday at Black Hosiery in West York

We last talked about the Black Hosiery Factory in West York in this June post. Today, I have some fun scenes to share from a workday at Black’s, which was in about the 1200 block of West Market Street. These … Continue reading

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Yesterday night: Maybe a Joanism and not a Yorkism?

I had gotten two comments from friends in recent weeks about something I say that is, apparently, odd. (I know, you’re shocked.) It’s the phrase “yesterday night,” which I say in place of “last night.” When I used it in … Continue reading

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A piece of cooking history: Joan goes to the antique store, part 1

Looking for more Joan? I’ve got a guest post up this week at our new “YDR Insider” blog, a behind-the-scenes look at Ask Joan. Go check it out! Chris and I took a recent trip to the antique store in … Continue reading

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Ask Joan: Special Dogtown follow-up edition, part 2

Continuing with yesterday’s theme of memories of the Dogtown area of West York, I have two letters today to share. The first comes from a good friend of mine, Carol Hemler.

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Ask Joan: Special Dogtown follow-up edition, part 1

Today’s installment of Ask Joan is specifically dedicated to following up on Jack Bupp’s call for memories of Dogtown, which was published back in this July column; his father owned a grocery store there and Jack was looking for others … Continue reading

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Reader photo: A good message for everyone

Another reader photo of an “Only in York County” sight: What: Despite the fact that vandalism of road signs is almost certainly a crime, it’s a good message for everyone: Don’t stop believin’! Submitted by: John Tierney of West Manchester … Continue reading

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Mail call: Memories of York all the way from Oklahoma

Today’s letter marks one of the most interesting pieces of mail I’ve ever received. It’s from a man named Maurice, who was born and raised in York and who has lived in Oklahoma since 1962. Maurice writes, “A relative recently … Continue reading

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