Mail call: Service-station memories

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!

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My name is Joan and I'm a lifelong Yorker. Throughout high school and college, I swore I was getting out of here as soon as possible. Now, a few years later, I can't think of anywhere I'd rather be. I love my town, and I hear every day from readers who love their towns, too. So please, connect with me and let's share what makes life in York County great. I'm here to help you enjoy this place as much as I do!
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One Response to Mail call: Service-station memories

  1. Kathy Campbell-Beaverson says:

    I remember Kuentzler’s Gulf station at the corner of S George St and Boundary Ave. My father was friends with Abe, the owner. Our families would get together and go to the river, on Abe’s boat. His Gulf station was next to the market where I would go every Saturday, with my Nana, Helen Knox. Abe’s Service Station was the best in York!!!!! That’s where we used to buy Gulf Spray for bugs, it was the best!

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