Is Troutman's still selling Lebanon bologna? I can find a Troutman's market on the internet, but no mention of LB.
More years ago than I care to recollect, I lived in Central PA , and took for granted the pretzels, potato chips in huge metal cans, and Lebanon Bologna.
An interesting story about Troutman's... My wife is born and raised in the Pacific Northwest. Because of my fond remembrances of PA food, she located Troutman's on the internet, and called the number. The proprietor (I assume) took her order and said that the bologna would be shipped the next day. My wife asked whether he wanted a credit card. He said, no, he would just send a bill along with the bologna. We live in the Seattle, WA area.
Now, this was amazing to her. To have a business ship a product across country, to someone the store didn't know from Adam, and feel comfortable sending along the bill, was a shopping experience the likes of which she had never experienced.
To me, it was a reminder of a time long ago and a place far away. I remember never locking the doors growing up, and just tossing the keys to the car on the car floor. Your handshake and your word were your bond.
For a moment in time, the fond memories of my childhood came back, as I thought that nostalgic Central PA experience.