Welcome to the grand reopening of York, Pennsylvania's legendary Shady Dell, now at its new location, corner of Blogspot & Cyberspace! Admission is free, but visitors are asked to bring along three things: a youthful spirit, a respectful attitude and a sense of humor.
If you were there and if you still care drop in and share!
Kenneth in NYC writes: "Fiddlesticks, Mr. Knight! This sounds keen, but I never attended the Shady Dell. In fact, I never even heard of it! I landed on this site by accident while searching for that RV park in Arizona. You're NEVER gonna let somebody like ME join the fun!"
Don't fret, Kenny...and don't leave just yet. You see, I believe there was a Shady Dell in everybody's life at one time or another...that special place where you and your friends met to unwind, groove to tunes and talk some trash. (You look puzzled, Kenny.) It might have been a nightclub, a canteen, a rec center, a YMCA, a church social hall or a friend's basement. (No? Still drawing a blank?) It doesn't matter. If you can relate in any way to what we're discussing here, you are more than welcome to visit and share some of your own memories. Cool?
Therefore, in addition to the Shady Dell, relevant topics for discussion on this blog include:
* White Oak Park (aka "the Oaks")
* The Raven
* The Del-Chords
* The Magnificent Men
* The Emperors
* Growing up in York county during the 50s and 60s
* Places similar to the Dell that you remember from your youth (1950s/60s) or any other boomer-era anecdotes you might have - no matter where you were born and raised.
So, come on in.
Take off your shoes...we're barefootin'!
Forget about your cares for a while and have some fun.
That's what the Dell has always been about.
Oh, and spread the word...
The Rat Pack is BACK! - Shady Del Knight
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