Letters to the Editor

Make the Connection I just discovered your fine magazine at my neighborhood branch library. “The Watering of Philadelphia” [by Charles Hardy III, Spring 2004] gave me a great appreciation for the one resource I think many of us take for granted. When I drive through Philadelphia neighborhoods and see all the hot tubs, Jacuzzis, swimming pools, fountains, ponds, lawn sprinklers, and...
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Letters to the Editor

Here’s Hess’s! When my sisters and I were growing up on the outskirts of Philadelphia, it was a treat for us to be taken into the city on shopping trips. We had Gimbel’s, Strawbridge & Gothier, Lit Brothers, and John Wanamaker’s, but it was Hess’s in Allentown that really thrilled us. Once a year, on a Saturday between Thanksgiving and Christmas, we’d make...
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