Blast from the past: Recognize any of these faces?

When long-time copy editor Gloria Fogal retired recently, she came across a YDR company newsletter from March 0f 1989. It was basically a rundown of new hires and changes in family status.

Sitting atop the list of new hires was a skinny kid with big ’80s glasses and lots of hair by the name of … Randy Parker.

Nine other people are listed as recent hires in that newsletter. One of them still works here with me. I suspect that readers of this blog will quickly figure out who that is.

It’s fun to look back on this. Lots of wonderful memories wash over me as I think back to my first days here.

I’ll be honest with you — this was a dream job when I landed it on Jan. 17, 1989, and it remains my dream job today. There were times in high school — I graduated from Dallastown in 1984 — when I would drive past the Daily Record building and tell my friends, “Look! There’s Mecca. I’m going to work there someday.”

I won’t say that I still think of this as Mecca, but it remains the only place I want to work.

I’d love to receive updates on where the rest of the rogues in this gallery are today. Anyone know?

P.S.: You’ll see that Cheryl Spilman is mentioned in this newsletter as the employee who won the “Snitch & Win” contest. Cheryl remains with the company as a valued editorial assistant.

P.P.S.: Get to know all of our employees at the Staff Q&As section of this blog.

About Randy Parker

Managing Editor, York Daily Record/Sunday News and ydr.com
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One Response to Blast from the past: Recognize any of these faces?

  1. Tom Barstow says:

    Hey Randy, when did the rules change requiring any male older than 18 had to have facial hair? That would explain why you didn’t then and everyone else did, but it doesn’t explain why you don’t have it today. Just curious. Tom

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