Moved to Hillcrest Hgts. 1965, 25th ave. from Arlington , Va. Lived there till I went into Navy 1978. Graduated from Crossland via Benjamin Stoddart,and H/H elementry. Delivered Newspapers (Post) & (Star), Woolworth's Marlow Hgts. (miss those lunches at the grill and Steak in the Sack)!, Also worked at Wylands Hillside DriveIn, Man what a memory!!Volunteer at Silver Hill Vol Fire Currently Deputy Chief of Big Coppitt Vol Fire down here in Hurricane Central Key West Florida. Drop me a line.
My grandparents lived in Marlow heights, and I would spend the summers there from about '65 to '78. This site really brings back memories - thanks!
Fond memories of a long past life. I also worked at Jr. Hot Shoppes as my first job. Haven't worked fast food since, and still don't want to. Sandymount Elem School, Benj Stoddard, and Potomac HS (graduated in 1969). Mr. Puffenburger... Virgil was fun to pick at during Jr HS. Went to school under the name Marc Mendez, which was changed tin 1974 to Dickson. Marlow Theatre... if I had a penny for each time I had to change the marque, I'd be richer than Bill Gates. Great website... thanks for the memory walk.
this is a great site , we also had grits in chillum . i could'nt wait to get my first pair of chucks and a peters jacket, if you we not wearing something the grits were wearing they would rough you up !! i went to chillum elem. and rollingcrest jr high. was in the green meadows boys club. moved to greenbelt played football for Duval 1973-74 chillum was a great place to grow up. take care Rick.
What a great site. All the pictures and notes brought back so many good memories. I lived on 23rd Parkway and went to Hillcrest Heights Elementary, Stoddart and graduated from Potomac in 1973. I remember spending alot of days at Iverson Mall, usually when we were supposed to be at school and shopping with my mom at Marlow Heights and also hanging out at Jr. Shoppes (or Shoppes as we called it). I worked at Woolworth's for awhile in my senior year. Your website has brought back memories I haven't thought about in years. I hope to hear from anyone who visits the guestbook and share some memories. I only live about an hour away from the old area now but haven't been up there for ages.
Grew up on St. Clair Dr. and 23rd Parkway in the 60's and 70's. Went to Hillcrest Heights Elementary, Stoddert Jr High and Potomac. Hillcrest Heights Shopping center had a Safeway and an A&P, along with Candys Hardware and can't forget the Rexall Drug store. My first job was as a dishwasher at Steak N A Sack in Marlow Heights Shopping Center between Giant Food and the Hechts. Use to go to the all night Drugfair after work. Had a friend that lived in Marlow Madison Apartments, now Marlow Towers Condos. Saw many movies at the Marlow (only 1 screen back then). 15 cent hamburgers at the Jr. Hot Shop in front of Iverson Mall. Great sight, thanks for the memories.
I do remember the foot bridge at the end of Raleigh Road. My early memories also were of the creek and the woods, that ran from Culver and Raleigh down to the foot bridge. Now they are apartments. My two older brothers built a tree fort across from our house. My aunt and uncle with their six kids lived around the corner on Akron. It's so great to see the old pictures of the hood (place where we grew up). I will try to find some old pictures and send them over to you. Later Clark
What a great site it brings back a lot memories. I was born in 49 at GW hoosp. ( it's been tore down ) & I lived in Arl.VA until 6th grade ( ST Thomas Moore & a year at Linton Hall mil.school in MANAS. VA.) & movd to DC. I lived on 9th ST.NE. ( ST. Anthonys & Lenard Hall Mill. school in southern MD.) & 4 years at Mackin high (14th & V NW. ) graduated in 68 I went into USAF. did 4 years ( Clark, Minot & Utpao )got out in 72. My 1st job when I got back was as a store det. at the old Kanns department store also worked for Southern RailRoad for 15 years now working security at Motgomery Court House. I have my own web site http://community-2.wbtv.net/bluecontrol/PaulThompsons/Homeof Please stay in contact with me and again what a great site. Paul Thompson
I really enjoyed your site! I grew up in Marlow Heights from 1974 - 1981. I attended Holy Family, La Reine, and Potomac Senior High. We just haunted the shopping center, the movie theater and Iverson Mall. Baskin Robbins had a single cone for 21 cents!! Returning a few Pepsi bottles thrown into the grass along Branch Ave. always got you a cone at B-R. If we were lucky, we got enough money to go to Orange Bowl, at the mall, and get some pizza and hang out by the fountain. I worked at the key shop in Montgomery Wards... cutting keys, engraving stuff, and sprinkling key dust on people as they rode down the escalator. Also worked at Arthur Treachers... the grease from the fryers was good moisterizer for our over-permed hair. We liked to roller skate at the Forestville Roller Rink... It was Grit Heaven. Somehow, all the sweat on the nylon shirts seemed cool at the time.... After American Grafitti came out, there were grits everywhere... we loved it! Later, it was all about Frampton Comes Alive and Ted Nugent (How many times did we hear someone trying to learn Cat Scratch Fever on a new guitar?), Foreigner and concerts at the Capitol Center.
Hey man whats happenin. Good to hear from someone from the old neibhorhood. Love the old stuff. Brings back great memories. My name is Tim Reidy I grew up on Oakwood St.and I went to Shugart Jr. High and Potomac Sr. High.Billy Arnold is living in Southern Maryland as well as Wayne Wrenn. Two of the biggest greeeeeeeeeeeeezers in the neibhorhood. Wayne and Billy and the Reidy boys were a lets just say we had a mutual respect for each other.We all enjoyed a good slug fest and then we woke up and discovered girls. Wayne married Donna Ferante of Hillcrest they live in Charles county.You may have heard of the Ferantes.They lived down the street from us. Owners of Nick's Super Markets Nick's of Clinton and in St.Charles City. Nicki Mc Cawley now Nicole (Nicki) Reidy is doing fine living in Trinidad,Colorado.We got married in October 1998 and been having the time of our lives ever since. We moved to Trinidad so we could get back to the mountains and ski simple life. Nicki and I met in 1997. I knew her brother from our Potomac days but had never met Nicki. Thank God for that because if we had met back then...Well lets just say things would be alot different today. We were just to wild to be togehter back then. Nicole is back in Indian Head visiting her Mom and Dad for a couple of weeks. Her Fathers health is'nt the greatest but he is hanging in there. I will make sure I tel her I sent this e-mail to you. Vici Sellendar married John Murphy and are still living in the area. Nicole & Tim Reidy Ridenut@hotmail.com | |
I grew up in Hillcrest - attended Green Valley Elementry and Stoddard. Many fond memories of the Hillcrest shopping center - Murphy's 5 and 10 and all the rest - The Grand Union Shopping center at the end of 23rd st with Highs - 10 cents a scoop! I remeber haunting Iverson Mall - had great fun there occupying space and hanging with my friends. Shopping there was great - Spencers - some oriental place with water beds and blacklight posters it was the place to go for anything you needed. All of it - was a great time to be alive and young. I was there just yesterday visiting the area and it all looks just about the same.
Great surprise to find a site dedicated to this area of Maryland and to see and read stories from folks that have memories of life here during the 60's and 70's. I hope more folks find the site and can make a contribution that reflects their experience and feelings of this place and time.