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You Know You're From Havre de Grace When ...

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Whether your family has been in town for weeks or for generations, you undoubtedly know some little intricacies that make Havre de Grace so unique.

Maybe they're memories of what used to be, or obscure sights, or overlooked events in the city's history.

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How do you identify Havre de Grace? Share your answers in the comment section below!

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Rebecca Fitzgerald January 07, 2012 at 11:00 PM
...going downtown means going to Havre de Grace's downtown, and going to the big city means driving to Bel Air.
Sean Welsh January 08, 2012 at 01:37 AM
Your summers involved Little League All-Stars, the carnival, fireworks, soccer camp at Havre de Grace Middle School and a lot of time out on the water.
Hollee Sifford January 08, 2012 at 02:08 AM
When u went to Miss Tilleys store When "SAM"actually worked at Sams..although his family who runs it now are very nice and they remember their customers and their children You went boating in the summer and camped out on Garrett Island and swung on the tree swing And who remembers when the Regatta boat races took place and i do not mean sail boats ...HI-POWERED boats Coakleys pub was Tims Tavern O boy i need to stop I might be showing my age...lol
John Gross January 08, 2012 at 02:36 AM
@sean...boring! ;-) ...Agnes was a hurricane, not your ugly aunt. ...you know the world's best Italian food came from Vigna's. ...Cianelli's subs are the standard no other subs will ever meet. ...you remember being able to access the water without owning a condo. ,,,you know nowhere else in America throws a better 4th of July! ...you can actually spell Havre de Grace!
Liz Rowell January 08, 2012 at 02:49 AM
you can walk down to Bomboys get great candy and then go across the street for icecream
Rob Otis January 08, 2012 at 01:41 PM
. . . when you can walk to everything, and actually pronounce 'Havre de Grace'!
Phyllis Perzanowski January 08, 2012 at 01:55 PM
When we had all of the conveniences of shopping downtown. You could buy clothing, hardware, food, furniture, all necessities, without having to drive somewhere else. I wish so much that we could have that again.
Carolyn Narvell January 08, 2012 at 02:03 PM
.......when someone says duck drop and you know what they mean .......when someone says I'm going to the park and you know exactly where they are going .......when someone says they are going to walk on the boardwalk and they don't mean OC and thanks John Gross for your comment about 4th of JUly!
ARLEEN January 08, 2012 at 03:32 PM
.......when you live in sunny Florida and can't wait to come home to Havre de Grace again !!
Art Elsner January 08, 2012 at 04:24 PM
when you can go to Goll's and it's like a class reunion. Anyone remember when the ice froze so hard you could skate across the river.
Captain Steve Weisbrod January 08, 2012 at 04:37 PM
when you stand in the middle of the street and talk to a friend while blocking traffic.... and you don't think to move out of the way. When you think using a lawn tractor for everyday transportation is normal. (hey Sean, how about a "you know someones from Pennsylvania when....." article)
Katie January 08, 2012 at 05:03 PM
... When you live in sunny Florida and never want to go back to Havre de Grace. What am I reading.
Mitch Mitchell January 08, 2012 at 07:19 PM
I completly agree with John Gross and Carolyn Navel. Havre de Grace is HOME from where ever you have been!!
Bryan Ford January 08, 2012 at 07:26 PM
When u go to Sam's Deli more than once a week...
Bryan Ford January 08, 2012 at 07:43 PM
...and when you tell someone you live on the hill and they know what u mean.
Carolyn Narvell January 09, 2012 at 01:50 AM
Thats "Narvell" Mitch...lol
Pat January 09, 2012 at 03:17 AM
When you or your kids went to Miss Dolly's Tiny Tots
Don Forsythe January 09, 2012 at 04:20 AM
Havre de Grace is being able to walk and talk to folks who you have know as parents, friends, classmates, people who know other people in town and by growing up and knowing the people you live next to you and a lot of their friends. This may be a small place but people will normally take the time to talk to one another and meet new people who are coming into our city with the hopes that they will feel that we are friendly and helpful citizens in good Old Havre de Grace. This is what I feel helps make a great place to live.
Tameka Street January 09, 2012 at 04:53 AM
......when good home cooking can be summed up in one word...."Vancheries"!
Michelle L. January 09, 2012 at 01:57 PM
Going to Lauder's for some candy The best ice cream and car hops were always at the Big Cone
Michelle L. January 09, 2012 at 02:04 PM
More than places, I think it is the people that make Havre de Grace. I think some of the best staples of this community are people like Don Osman, Karen Green, Larry Strong, Rick Hauf, the Dougherty's, the Craigs....
Marita O'Connell January 09, 2012 at 06:37 PM
When you go for your walk about town and strangers shout "Hi" to you from their porches. And when all of your Christmas gifts have come from Bomboys!
gay lynn price January 09, 2012 at 08:58 PM
-when you run downtown (HdG) to get a last minute item and actually find it at Joe's -when you "quack" on New Year's Eve
Cindi January 13, 2012 at 04:01 AM
I loved Reeds.....my Great-grandmother and Grandmother worked there. Maw-Maw(Emma McRoberts) & Mom (Helen Bernice Coulter) that's what I called my Grandmother made the best hot fudge sundae's for me.....
Mike Tarbert January 13, 2012 at 11:57 AM
When you know how to pronounce Bourbon street or say Havre de Grass
DWAYNE COAKLEY January 14, 2012 at 01:20 PM
When you had Mrs Walker and Mrs Kreiger in elementary school and so did your parents and you had Mr Spooner, Mr Holly and Mr Osman and so do your kids!!
EDDIE February 21, 2012 at 05:58 PM
Lets not forget shockets and tucks!
Carol February 21, 2012 at 06:56 PM
Thats right Eddie, Shockets and Tucks Memory Lane!

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