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SHADY DEL KNIGHT, ADMINISTRATOR

SHADY DEL KNIGHT, ADMINISTRATOR
High School Yearbook Photo

"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!

Friday, March 12, 2010

Happy Birthday, John!

John Ettline was born 104 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 antique collector. He purchased many pieces from his youngest brother Paul who was an antiques dealer. The late Paul Ettline 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!

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