How I wish that I'd put up these photos 10 or more years ago! Even though they have a far wider reach now than they would've at that time, so many of the ones who could've told us the
stories are gone now.
Please, do the world a favor, and ask the oldest people you know to recollect their childhood. Sure, there's nothing new under the sun, but don't you love the old-style packaging? What was it like to ride in a car for the first time? (My grandmother remembered.) How did it feel to suffer the flu in a house heated only by a woodstove? What was Grandpa's favorite book, and where and when did he read it? Where does one find privacy amongst a dozen siblings? Have you thought about the last time you wrote a real letter (with a postage stamp) to a friend?
Here are more spirits of Red Lion, Windsor, and others during the later-half of the 19th century in York County, Pennsylvania. I look forward to hearing about your connections, too.