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SHADY DEL KNIGHT, ADMINISTRATOR

SHADY DEL KNIGHT, ADMINISTRATOR
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"More than a place, the Shady Dell was and will forever remain a state of mind." Shady Del Knight

"More than a place, the Shady Dell was and will forever remain a state of mind." Shady Del Knight
HELLO STRANGER ... IT SEEMS LIKE A MIGHTY LONG TIME!

Thursday, March 12, 2009

Happy Birthday, John!

John Ettline was born 103 years ago today
on March 12th, 1906.



Things to know and remember about John:

* John was a graduate of York High School.

* John played football and baseball, and was considered very athletic.





* John was an extremely intelligent man and attended a junior college until his father pulled him out to help with the family farm in Foustown, the Cousler Park area north of York.

* John was an antiques collector, purchasing many pieces from his youngest brother, the late Paul Ettline who was an antiques dealer. Paul always spoke very highly of his oldest brother.

* Looking back at John Ettline’s life, it's safe to say that he was a John of all trades and a master of many.

* John worked in coal mines.

*John was a music agent, scheduling bands for local clubs.

* John managed various York clubs including the historic Valencia Ballroom, America’s first air conditioned dance hall!

* John also managed Lehmeyer’s the classy men's clothier on North George St.

* John was a dapper dresser, a great dancer, and a very handsome gentleman.

* John was a ladies' man, a man's man, and very much his own man.

* Most of all, John was a wise man, and he shared his wisdom with us. I thought it fitting, therefore, to offer this video...



...and this timeless message of hope as we remember John today:



Happy birthday, John.....

We love you and miss you!

1 comment:

  1. I did not realize that John was a manager at Lehmyers. I bought several "Cudas" there. My mother told me about the dances at the Valencia. She was fan of the big band era and loved the Valencia. Jerre

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