Originally published on the Money & More page of the York Daily Record/Sunday News on Tuesday, December 27, 2011.
By LAUREN BOYER
Daily Record/Sunday News
In the midst of the Christmas rush, I found myself face-to-face with the opposite as I traveled down Route 616 toward Seven Valleys with just the radio, my iPad and a travel mug full of hot chocolate.
It was Wednesday. A week earlier, I’d gotten a call from 81-year-old William Garman. He remembered a column I wrote in October about a meet-and-greet with bluegrass legend Del McCoury’s brother and other characters who frequent the Papertown Restaurant and Dairy Bar in his town of Spring Grove.
Garman, a P.H. Glatfelter Company retiree, invited me to his Codorus Township hangout – though he hinted at its unconventional appearance.
By the time I got to Shaffers Church Road, the sparse signs of civilization began to speak for themselves. Continue reading