Category Archives: It used to be…

A smorgasbord of food memories

Today’s post is just a quick dive into my inbox to share some miscellaneous memories of yummy foods and restaurants of the past. Where I can, I’ve linked to previous times we’ve talked about these particular eateries, so dig in! … Continue reading

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Seeking memories of Spurg’s Restaurant

In honor of Syd Grim’s 80th birthday in February 2014, readers are invited to send her their memories of the former Spurg’s Restaurant in Spry.

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Thoughts on York County’s former telephone service

Reader Andrew P. Smith shares his memories of phone service in York County in the 1950s and 1960s, when service was offered by York Telephone and Telegraph and then General Telephone Company.

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Not quite as far of a throwback: Groceries in 1996

Today’s fun ephemera was also a gift from my husband; it’s a pair of Sunday grocery-store circulars from January 1996. Normally, we look at what I consider “older” old stuff – 30, 40, 50 years or more. So, in this … Continue reading

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A blast from the past: Flinchbaugh Wagon Unloaders ad

One great thing about having a husband who is a noted ephemera blogger with a huge collection of stuff that he’ll never have time to blog? Well, of course it’s that he gives me anything York-centric that he comes upon, … Continue reading

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A plethora of city memories from Greg Halpin

I’m thrilled that Greg Halpin has been commenting since earlier this year on stores and restaurants of York County’s past. That list is ever-growing, so when I get notes like Greg’s, I try to add the missing businesses to our … Continue reading

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Mail call: Memories of Gregory’s employees

We’ve talked quite a few times about Gregory’s Menswear that used to be on North George Street in York, and today’s letter from reader Clarence Bosserman Jr. of York adds even more detail in a particular area regarding Gregory’s – … Continue reading

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Do you remember Babe Keller’s Restaurant?

Several readers share memories of Babe Keller’s restaurant in West York, PA.

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Mail call: A downtown map and thoughts on Green Stamps from the Staub family

Today’s letter is one of the most detailed I’ve ever received. It’s from Richard Staub of the Dallastown area, who got together with his wife, Cheryl, and his sister Jean to create both a map and a description of downtown … Continue reading

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Temperature opposites? Memories of the North Pole and The Florida Room

Could you ask for two more climatologically different names for one business location than The North Pole and The Florida Room? Well, Only in York County! We had ‘em, at Route 30 and Sherman Street. We talked about the North … Continue reading

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