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Tuesday, January 29, 2013

1946: GROPP'S WHITE HORSE TAVERN

It is a strange truth that I passed by this White Horse landmark countless times in my teen years and never stopped to realize what an historic treasure it was. I guess my interest in history took a back seat to my burgeoning fascination with the many young ladies who were the object of my affection. In retrospect, this photo of the old tavern is a sad reminder that we have lost many of our historic landmarks to the wrecker's ball. It was only after I matured, married, and had a family that my innate interest in history came to the fore. As that old Pennsylvania Dutch quotation goes, "Ve get too soon old, und too late schmart!"

1 comment:

RALPH LUCARELLA said...

HI TOM...THE GROPP'S WERE VERY MUCH IN THE PICTURE IN THOSE DAYS. ANDY GROPP AND OF COURSE THE LAKE. WE LIVED ACROSS THE STREET FROM ELLEN WILNO ON NOTTINGHAM WAY, HIS SISTER,AND MY WIFE LOOKED AFTER THEIR LITTLE SON TOMMY AT TIMES. THEY WERE VERY NICE PEOPLE AND WELL KNOWN IN HAMILTON TOWNSHIP. I SURELY MISS ALL OUR FRIENDS AND TEAM MATES. WISHING YOU GOOD HEALTH AND HAPPY DAYS IN THE NEW YEAR.