Sunday, June 17, 2018

Celebrating Dear Old Dad on Father's Day!

As Rosemary House celebrates their 50th Anniversary this year, we would be remiss in not honoring dear old dad, Byron L. Reppert. Our father was such an important part of The Rosemary House. From the very beginning, he was responsible for the 'book work'. He would sit at his desk and complete all the necessary forms and information to keep the government happy. He's also the handyman that laid the original brickwork in the gardens behind the shop, creating a little cottage garden where mom would hold her garden talks. He was mom's mode of transportation as she never learned to drive. Whatever lecture she gave, he was there, tending shop in the back of the lecture hall. He loved to meet and greet people, and could always find a connection to continue the conversation.
Always in attendance at special events held at the shop, he was also an important part of the tea room. This pair formed the foundation that is The Rosemary House and Sweet Remembrances.

And he wore many other hats, too! errr, costumes!

While residing in NJ, and working as a sales representative for Atlantic Richfield, here he was captured in this photo helping one of his filling station clients with an Easter promotion in 1958.

And, after moving to Mechanicsburg, his community responsibilities included serving on the Borough Council, and he was elected Mayor in the mid '70s. He also enjoyed playing Santa, arriving on a firetruck to the enthusiastic smiles of the towns littlest people. This photo was taken with his son-in-law Phil and his adorable grandchildren, Jessica and Jacob.

If you have a fond memory of Byron, please share it on our Rosemary House Guest Book page!

Happy Father's Day, Dad!


Louca por porcelana said...

Great tribute!Hugs!

Marilyn Miller said...

I just loved having tea with him one afternoon. It was so very, very special.