Maybe you remember that in a previous edition of Ask Joan, my former neighbor, Mrs. Margaret Hayes, had asked about any memories of Gardener’s Service Station. I’m still seeking info on that, but in the meantime, I wanted to share another note I got with more service station memories.
Mark Ness wrote, “I was born and raised in York County, Wrightsville, well, birth was in the Columbia Hospital and my wife of 42 years was raised in Long Level. Now we live in Florida, but have subscribed to YDR online and just really appreciate your blog! As a teen, I worked at several ‘service stations’/car dealers along the Lincoln Hiway in town. Service stations have long disappeared, but maybe some people still remember:
- Ream’s Texaco
- Adam’s Sunoco
- Adam’s and Sheffer Used Cars and Gulf station
- Sager’s Dodge and Esso
- A Pontiac dealer … cannot remember the name … Strickler?
- An Atlantic station (8th and 462)
- An American station (7th and 462), now a bank
Just some food for thought!”
He signed the letter, “Mark and Linda Ness (Eastern HS ’66)” and then added, “PS We grew up on Carman’s and Old Mack’s Ice Cream! I barely remember frosty malts at Melvins!”
Mark, thank you so much for those fun memories!