Guestbook Entry

Guestbook Entry



Guest:
272
Date:
22-10-2007
Name:
Loree Wray
Location:
Tennessee
Referred By:
Word of Mouth
Were you originally from Marlow Heights or one of the surrounding communities?:
No, SE, DC
What schools did you attend, and when?:
High Point & Laurel Sr. High
When was the last time you were in the area?:
Many, many years ago
What are some of your best memories of growing up in the area?:
Peoples Drug Store, Benny's Rebel Room, the Butterfly, Casino Royale, The Quonset Hut
Comment:
I married in to a Hillcrest Hghts. family, their last name was Hamilton. My husband was Dennis Hamilton & he drove a really cool '64 Dodge Dart, red. I am originally from SE DC....not far from the old Clancy's topless bar.I lived right off Good Hope Rd. My ex attended & graduated from Crossland HS.I would love to come back for a visit sometime.
Guest:
271
Date:
21-10-2007
Name:
Raymond Simpson
Location:
Temple Hills, MD
Referred By:
Word of Mouth
Were you originally from Marlow Heights or one of the surrounding communities?:
Yes
What schools did you attend, and when?:
Hillcrest Hgts Elementry & Silver Hill Elementry , Taney Jr High and then Crossland High School
When was the last time you were in the area?:
Never Left
What are some of your best memories of growing up in the area?:
being able to see the area before over development happened 🙁
Comment:
I lived on Brendon Lane Just off St Barnabas Road from 1953 - 1967 and then relocated to Temple Hills MD and took over my Dads Plumbing business in 1978 which was started back in 1935 ... which is still up and running today 😉
Guest:
270
Date:
09-10-2007
Name:
Flo (Canter) Brandstetter
Location:
Charlotte Hall, MD
Referred By:
Search Engine
Were you originally from Marlow Heights or one of the surrounding communities?:
What schools did you attend, and when?:
When was the last time you were in the area?:
1980's
What are some of your best memories of growing up in the area?:
Comment:
Guest:
269
Date:
08-10-2007
Name:
michael harvey
Location:
hyattsville, md.
Referred By:
Word of Mouth
Were you originally from Marlow Heights or one of the surrounding communities?:
23rd street s.e. which if you went to md. became 23rd. parkway
What schools did you attend, and when?:
potomac, class of 71
When was the last time you were in the area?:
march 2006
What are some of your best memories of growing up in the area?:
Comment:
crying like a baby when my parents moved from d.c. to hillcrest heights, md. september labor day weekend 1968 at 2607 fairlawn street (now 2608). didnt know that it was the best thing that could have happened to me. met life time friends like mike kriner, george koustenis, the mccullough brothers (andre and greg), doug smith, bill streeter, tucker, toby bostic, and everybody who played any sport for potomac from 1968-1971. steak n a sac, hot shoppes with the "orange freeze" that made you talk in tongues and pappy parker chicken. we used to walk to red barn. i remember steve cosh picking me up every friday night before a game just cruising around in his falcon with randy campbell, kriner, and a few others drinking beer (i had 6-pack of pepsi or coca-cola) and listening to crosby, stills, nash, and young. and the women at potomac??? made me feel at home. meg, carol, chris, joyce, the lindas, and all the women who attended potomac. i remember linda pandolfi who had the most beautiful eyes but very timid. you could walk all over hillcrest heights and not have a problem with anybody. i remember trying to get to see ray leonard fight bobby mcgruder at the hillcrest heights boys club behind the g.c. murphys. mcgruder kicked his butt; but who knew ray would become known around the world. i talk trash to johnny watson (jw) everytime i see him because they lost to fairmont heights and my class was the first prince georges county team to beat them 16-14 and the students from the school rocked the bus. i know it sounds like a class reunion soliloquy but all my good thoughts were from potomac senior high. i miss them and i dont want anybody getting mad because i didnt mention there name.............
Guest:
268
Date:
01-10-2007
Name:
John F. Breads, Jr.
Location:
Davidsonville
Referred By:
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Were you originally from Marlow Heights or one of the surrounding communities?:
Yes.
What schools did you attend, and when?:
St. Teresa's-1961-1967
When was the last time you were in the area?:
I visit often to take photos-was last there a few weeks ago.
What are some of your best memories of growing up in the area?:
I loved eating at Steak in a Sack and Hot Shoppes, Jr.
Comment:
I was from Southeast D.C. I am close to Elizabeth "Betty" Cobb and her sisters, Fran and Jeannie. They were raised in Hillcrest Heights. Fran and Jeannie went to La Reine. Betty went to Potomac. I want some Pappy Parker's chicken!
Guest:
267
Date:
25-09-2007
Name:
BOBBY JONES
Location:
Pasadena, TX
Referred By:
A Link from Another Site
Were you originally from Marlow Heights or one of the surrounding communities?:
Forestville
What schools did you attend, and when?:
Mt. Calvary (1970), Bishop McNamara
When was the last time you were in the area?:
Feb 2007, Mom still lives there, Edna Jones
What are some of your best memories of growing up in the area?:
Going to Iverson Mall, My brother lived behind Sam's Car wash
Comment:
Our family moved from Norfolk Va in 1963 to Forestville....I attended Mt Calvary and Bishop McNamara (class of 74)
Guest:
266
Date:
24-09-2007
Name:
Meredith Walters
Location:
Olney, Md
Referred By:
Search Engine
Were you originally from Marlow Heights or one of the surrounding communities?:
Temple Hills
What schools did you attend, and when?:
Temple Hills Elementary 55-61
When was the last time you were in the area?:
Still here
What are some of your best memories of growing up in the area?:
A good place to grow up
Comment:
My home in Temple Hills is now the outer lane of I-495 as it passes under Temple Hills Rd. My family moved the begining of the summer of 1961- loneliest summer ofmy life as I was a shy kid. Back then PG taught reading by phonics fortunately. Montgomery ruined a generation of kids with the "look see" method of reading teaching, and later another(mine) with U-MAP - a mathematics traing program that was supposed to prepare the Sputnik generation for the Cold War. There is a famous experiment used to teach children what discrimination feels like. All the blue eyed kids are told they are superior to the brown eyed kids and the brown eyed kids have to do what they say. Later this is reversed. Temple Hills elementary did this in the 4th grade. My best friend was Scott Cosenza, who is now a Veternarian with a pracitce in La Plata. Haven't talked to him in years. We collected butterflies, snakes, turtles. We fished in the creek for Chubb, that's probably under 495 as well. My grandparents, the Merediths's had a farm on Allentown Road, which is now a High School. I would have gone to Crossland. The hill in front of Crossland was where the neighborhood gathered on snow days, built a bonfire and sledded. I remember being in my grandparents front field when B-36 (they were HUGE) came in for a landing at Andrews. I remember when the BUILT Marlow Heights Shopping Center - heck I remember when they built Eastover, first "shopping center" IN the county.... It was a good place to grow up, and a very different world. John Catania, Janice Crupi, Robert Blake, Janice Sharper, Scott Crawford, Joylene Bartos, Sandy Cox among others, were in my class.
Guest:
265
Date:
19-09-2007
Name:
John Lynch
Location:
Deale, Maryland
Referred By:
A Link from Another Site
Were you originally from Marlow Heights or one of the surrounding communities?:
Berkshire/Forestville
What schools did you attend, and when?:
Suitland HS, Class of 1970
When was the last time you were in the area?:
Couple weeks ago, pass thru only
What are some of your best memories of growing up in the area?:
Hot Shops
Comment:
Borrowing the nativity (baby Jesus) from the Hot Shop display one xmas.
Guest:
264
Date:
14-09-2007
Name:
mike saporita
Location:
melbourne fla
Referred By:
Search Engine
Were you originally from Marlow Heights or one of the surrounding communities?:
yes suitland-clinton-hillcrest
What schools did you attend, and when?:
suitlnd -surrattsville
When was the last time you were in the area?:
2005
What are some of your best memories of growing up in the area?:
closeness of neighbors and friends
Comment:
graduated from surrattsville in 1974,lived in suitland untill 72.Wondering if anyone out there knows of the where abouts of frank bottalico(suitland) or earl york (clinton)thanks....
Guest:
263
Date:
12-09-2007
Name:
Sheila Reidy Gilbert
Location:
La Plata MD
Referred By:
Search Engine
Were you originally from Marlow Heights or one of the surrounding communities?:
Hillcrest Heights
What schools did you attend, and when?:
Holy Comforter, St. Francis, La Reine
When was the last time you were in the area?:
1 Week ago
What are some of your best memories of growing up in the area?:
You could walk from Hillcrest Height, taking the back streets, to Marlow Heights for a Great Day of friends and Fun
Comment:
I'm actually writing because my brothers were mentioned in your guestbook, and I actually remember some of the names my brothers always talked about, and they are right here in this guestbook. My brothers are Dit, Tim, and Mike REIDY. I'm older than they are, but I did hang out in the drugstore in Hillcrest Heights, and went there after school to have a coke and fries. I also remember all the guys wearing chuck taylors, and hanging out at the mailbox waiting for all the girls to walk by. There are also a lot of the Hillcrest Heights gang, my brothers ages, that still see each other a lot. I worked at the Steak in the Sack, at a Marlow Heights Beauty Shop, and went to the first movie at the Marlow Heights Movie Theatre. I also remember seeing Cleopatra there, and that movie with Debbie Reynolds Unsinkable Molly Brown with my friends. I remember when Iverson Mall was only a thought and there was not even a road yet. Where the underpass is, there was a pile of dirt. I have much more, but I will pass it on in an e-mail, and tell my brothers to post too. Great Site! Love it!
Guest:
262
Date:
23-08-2007
Name:
Gary Collins
Location:
Alabama
Referred By:
Search Engine
Were you originally from Marlow Heights or one of the surrounding communities?:
Yes
What schools did you attend, and when?:
Sandymount
When was the last time you were in the area?:
1970
What are some of your best memories of growing up in the area?:
The pool @ marlow heights apts
Comment:
What a great site! You brought back a lot of fond memories! My Dad was stationed at Bolling AFB, and also at Andrews. I remember the movies at Sandymount in the lunch room,,,,Mr.Baczewski, That horrible medicine ball the gym teacher used to drop on our bellies!!Square dancing,The ice cream truck, crossing guards, the pet store ,The movie ;The Sword And The Stone,Ice cream at Highs, and tons more great memories! Thanks For The Memories!!
Guest:
261
Date:
10-08-2007
Name:
Tom Pettis
Location:
Tampa, Florida
Referred By:
Search Engine
Were you originally from Marlow Heights or one of the surrounding communities?:
No
What schools did you attend, and when?:
Sandymount, Stoddert & Potomac
When was the last time you were in the area?:
2000
What are some of your best memories of growing up in the area?:
Fairlanes bowling alley, GRITS, getting my drivers license
Comment:
My family moved to Deer Park Heights when I was in elementary school. I was in Mr. Yates class in the fifth grade (I think). I live on Akron street for a few years, until we moved a short distance to Olson street directly across from Stoddert. I remember hanging out with the "Grits" at Fairlanes bowling alley. I had alot of great friends in that area and, I always remember having a great time growing up there. I was also a voluteer firefighter at the Silver Hill and Morningside Fire Departments.
Guest:
260
Date:
09-08-2007
Name:
marsha Johns (Hamblett)
Location:
waldorf, md
Referred By:
Word of Mouth
Were you originally from Marlow Heights or one of the surrounding communities?:
marlow heights
What schools did you attend, and when?:
spaulding, shuggart and Potomac
When was the last time you were in the area?:
about a month ago
What are some of your best memories of growing up in the area?:
working at the red barn, swimming in the pool at gateway square and just hanging with my friends
Comment:
Guest:
259
Date:
06-08-2007
Name:
Lee Renick (Conner)
Location:
Referred By:
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Were you originally from Marlow Heights or one of the surrounding communities?:
What schools did you attend, and when?:
When was the last time you were in the area?:
What are some of your best memories of growing up in the area?:
Comment:
Chuck, I am already a newsletter subscriber, buy I needed to change the e-mail address of where it should be sent ... The new e-mail addres should be plrenick@aol.com .......... Keep up the good work!!! I love the site !!! Thanx, Lee
Guest:
258
Date:
06-08-2007
Name:
Linda Doyle
Location:
Naples, FL
Referred By:
Word of Mouth
Were you originally from Marlow Heights or one of the surrounding communities?:
Yes
What schools did you attend, and when?:
Silver Hill ES, Stoddard, Potomac class of '76
When was the last time you were in the area?:
2000
What are some of your best memories of growing up in the area?:
Cruising, Jack In The Box, Seitz's Liquor, Hitchhiking (cause it was to do if you anted to go somewhere and it was safe), People's Drug Store, Iverson Mall, Roller Skating, Go Kart Racing, Dino's Pizza, the carnival at MH ...
Comment:
What a fun site. Thanks. So much happend back in the 60's and 70's in the Marlow Heights area. I remember having so much fun at the carnival at Marlow Heights Shopping Center. Hanging out at the shopping center. Going to the movies with the really big screens. You could sit in there all day and watch the movie over and over without getting in trouble or kicked out. I saw Gone With The Wind something like 4 times the day it opened! Gotta go. I'll try to update later.
Guest:
257
Date:
04-08-2007
Name:
richard peden
Location:
havelock n,c,
Referred By:
Word of Mouth
Were you originally from Marlow Heights or one of the surrounding communities?:
yes
What schools did you attend, and when?:
green vally elementary
When was the last time you were in the area?:
1985
What are some of your best memories of growing up in the area?:
silver hill fire department parades, silverhill boys club, selling drinks to golfers with tom peden and millie,
Comment:
i remember the parades we attended and were clowns in as my father was a fireman in the silverhill fire dept along with all his fireman friends ie. arthur hess, charlie porter, herb thomm and alot of others i cant remember their names but im sure if you refresh my memory i will recognize them,as i was only ten or so when i moved away to jaywick avenue in temple hills md and went to oxon hill jr high. i remember the football teams i played on during this time also there were many friends on the teams and the oxon run recreation park activitys. micky magoo is the one player that i can remember his name "micky you were the hardest hitting son of a gun i ever went against" realizing that i lived in hillcrest heights green valley area chadwick court to be exact my grand parents lived in the marlow heights area and i played with many of the children in the anton house apartment area and the numbered streets along the road that iverson mall was built on. i am 50 yrs old now and my memory needs alot of help so if anyone wishes to contact me and tell about out antics please do at x8r4@hotmail.com just the other day i ran into my old friend douglas brigers who told his brother johnny so jonny called me that was a very cool coincidence we remenicsed quite alot of stuff from our brief friendship which remended me of alot of stuff i had long forgotten. please feel free to write to me or call if you wish rick peden 252-447-1062
Guest:
256
Date:
03-08-2007
Name:
Lisa (Kipple) Beamer
Location:
Tampa, Florida
Referred By:
Word of Mouth
Were you originally from Marlow Heights or one of the surrounding communities?:
Temple Hills
What schools did you attend, and when?:
Temple Hills Elementary(early 70's), Roger B. Taney Junior High School (76-78), Crossland High School (78)
When was the last time you were in the area?:
2 years ago
What are some of your best memories of growing up in the area?:
Red Barn, Hot Shoppes, Carnivals at the shopping center, my first Chuck from the Hobby Shop in the mall, camp springs boys and girls club, santa claus pictures in the little trailer at the shopping center, woolworths, high's store
Comment:
Our family grew up in Temple Hills. My oldest brother, David, went to Oxon Hill High School. My brother Gary and sister Wendy went to Crossland and my brother Blair went to Potomac. I went to Crossland only in my sophomore year because my parents moved to Richmond, Va. They still kept our house in Temple Hills though and my brothers and sister lived there. We all went to Temple Hills Elementary and Roger B. Taney Junior High School (I'm not sure about David because he's much older). Camp Springs Boys and Girls Club was big in our family and community. We also duck pin bowled at Marlow Heights bowling alley on Saturdays and would get slurpees afterward at the 7-11. We would eat at the Red Barn sometimes and go to Hot Shoppes Cafeteria on Sundays after church. We have pictures of all of us with Santa Claus in the little trailer at the Marlow Heights Shopping Center each Christmas. I bought my first pair of Chucks at Iverson Mall. My grandmother used to work at the Hecht Company store. I remember hot summers and walking to the High's store on Temple Hills Road for ice cream...running across the overpass of the Beltway. Also, we swam at Temple Hills pool in the summers. When it would rain hard, we would "raft" down Henson Creek of course without our parents knowledge. What a great neighborhood with great memories!!
Guest:
255
Date:
01-08-2007
Name:
Mike Carroll
Location:
Bloomington, Indiana
Referred By:
Word of Mouth
Were you originally from Marlow Heights or one of the surrounding communities?:
Yes, Andrews AFB and Hillcrest Heights
What schools did you attend, and when?:
Holy Family from 1963-71
When was the last time you were in the area?:
2004
What are some of your best memories of growing up in the area?:
Friends from Holy Family and Shugart
Comment:
I've really enjoyed recalling all the different cliques from the neighborhood. I remember we all thought we had to be in one of the following cliques.....blocks (that's the name I recall, but most posts call them "grits"), mods (hippies), or collegiate. Do my memories serve me correctly?
Guest:
254
Date:
01-08-2007
Name:
Marty
Location:
Rockville
Referred By:
Search Engine
Were you originally from Marlow Heights or one of the surrounding communities?:
yes DC and Hillcrest
What schools did you attend, and when?:
HHES 67-73
When was the last time you were in the area?:
2000'ish
What are some of your best memories of growing up in the area?:
family, friends and fun
Comment:
I've posted before acouple of times but thought of another great memory to share with everyone. My brother, Roger "Ace" Unger had a wild New Year Eve party at our house in 23rd Pkwy ct (right across from the Iverson Towers back in around 1970. I was only about 7 or 8 at the time and the party was, not to incriminate anyone, I should say, everyone was having a "very good" time doing anything and everything they wanted. It was "controlled chaos"! I think just about everybody who lived in the area and was about 18 to 25 years old was there. There was three floors PACKED with people: the basement was for the "party" type; the main floor was for greeting and mixing and the upstairs was for ... ahem, well, you know, what those rooms are for! Anyway, our christmas tree didn't stand a chance to survive, though it did move around the room with the crowd of people! My mom, was incredible through this whole party and so was Roger. They kept it as under control as possible. We only had one fight and one squad car... not bad for a party with major explosive potential! I'm sure many Hillcrest residents will long remember it!
Guest:
253
Date:
31-07-2007
Name:
Charles Youmans
Location:
Tracys landing,Md
Referred By:
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Were you originally from Marlow Heights or one of the surrounding communities?:
No
What schools did you attend, and when?:
Stoddart/ Potomac late 60s -73
When was the last time you were in the area?:
Pas by all the time
What are some of your best memories of growing up in the area?:
hanging at the mall
Comment:
A hippy back in the day. Hanging at the mall, chased out by mall cops.Watching all the pretty girls in the hood. Standing our turf from the grits from Oxon Hill. Perpetual good times, laughs, full of life, energy and friends. A great time in my life. Hope all that crossed my path are happy, and healthy and if anyone remembers me, the memories are fond ones.
Guest:
252
Date:
31-07-2007
Name:
Ronald Griese
Location:
Manassas, VA
Referred By:
A Link from Another Site
Were you originally from Marlow Heights or one of the surrounding communities?:
Forest Heights, MD
What schools did you attend, and when?:
Tayak Elem.,Sandymount, and Potomac HS..class of 1970
When was the last time you were in the area?:
10 years ago
What are some of your best memories of growing up in the area?:
playing football on Akron Stret, bowling at Marlow FairlanesI also
Comment:
I also grew up on Akron Street...looking for Terry Clover and Tommy Sponoggle( not sure that's right)Eddie O'Hara, Gary Mason, Rick King
Guest:
251
Date:
28-07-2007
Name:
Janet Grimes
Location:
Cheltenham,Md.
Referred By:
Word of Mouth
Were you originally from Marlow Heights or one of the surrounding communities?:
Yes...Deer Park Hgts.(behind the bowling alley
What schools did you attend, and when?:
Sandymount Elem. & Benjamin Stoddert 1957-1966
When was the last time you were in the area?:
aprox. 1 month ago
What are some of your best memories of growing up in the area?:
Hanging out with friends in the parking lot at Demorland's Ice Cream Store.
Comment:
Guest:
250
Date:
15-07-2007
Name:
Peter Mirones
Location:
Tampa
Referred By:
A Link from Another Site
Were you originally from Marlow Heights or one of the surrounding communities?:
Yes Capitol Heights,Md.
What schools did you attend, and when?:
Capitol Heights Elem, Maryland Park Jr. High, Central High School
When was the last time you were in the area?:
2 years ago
What are some of your best memories of growing up in the area?:
Riding my bike from the Heights to Marlow Heights to buy .45 cent 45's.
Comment:
I remember the most when my parents used to take me to the "Mall", and I went to the Peoples Drug stroe to buy 45's adn bring them home to listen to them. I moved from Captiol Heights to Oxon Hill after a brief stint in Tucson, Ar. I attended Crossland High School from 1967 and graduated in 1969. I atened U. of Maryland and PG College, transfered to University of South Florida, ran track and cross country at USF. I have been teaching for 30 years, coaching in Tampa at King High School. www.khscrosscountry.com I am looking to to come back and teach in either DC or PG County. But it's really expensive and times have changed. I still run 5 to 6 miles perday along with my team and have coached at the collegiate level. I help runners train to runs faster 5ks and 10ks.
Guest:
249
Date:
08-07-2007
Name:
Mike McConchie
Location:
Herndon VA
Referred By:
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Were you originally from Marlow Heights or one of the surrounding communities?:
SE DC
What schools did you attend, and when?:
St. Francis Xavier,Bishop McNamara, Duvall Senior HIgh
When was the last time you were in the area?:
Yesterday
What are some of your best memories of growing up in the area?:
Singing, Kitt's Music, N. Mazella, PJ & the Nightcaps
Comment:
Guest:
248
Date:
04-07-2007
Name:
David Craig
Location:
Middletown Pa
Referred By:
Word of Mouth
Were you originally from Marlow Heights or one of the surrounding communities?:
Lived in th Suitland area from about 1964 till 1969
What schools did you attend, and when?:
Suitland Jr and High...same years
When was the last time you were in the area?:
about 5 years ago
What are some of your best memories of growing up in the area?:
High School
Comment:
I used to live right behind the Marlow Heights Shopping Center in 1969. More about me can be found at http://profiles.yahoo.com/midnitecityrain. Also http://geocities.com/woodstock_festival_1969
Guest:
247
Date:
04-07-2007
Name:
Jerry Fremeau
Location:
Leesburg, Florida
Referred By:
Search Engine
Were you originally from Marlow Heights or one of the surrounding communities?:
Yes, Cheverly, Maryland
What schools did you attend, and when?:
Bladensburg, 66/69
When was the last time you were in the area?:
June 07
What are some of your best memories of growing up in the area?:
Child hood was great, and so where the teen times. OC, being a member of the Vol. FD
Comment:
Growing upin the Washington D.C. area to mention Prince George's Co. was a great time. High school with the night games and being a member of the Vol. Fire Department, that perpared me for public service. Became an Officer with the Metropolitan Police Dept. and Retired in 1991 and moved to Central Florida. Life is great here and we only like to visit the D.C. area every couple of years staying at family residence in Ocean City and visiting friends in Upper Marlboro. Great to get back to Florida slower pace of life style and no where near a dangerous as the D.C. area. Times really changed in the D.C. area but we had to see how the other people live out there.
Guest:
246
Date:
03-07-2007
Name:
Joe Davis
Location:
White Plains,Md
Referred By:
Word of Mouth
Were you originally from Marlow Heights or one of the surrounding communities?:
Hillcrest Heights
What schools did you attend, and when?:
Holy Family,Stoddard,Potomac
When was the last time you were in the area?:
A few months ago
What are some of your best memories of growing up in the area?:
Everything,back then
Comment:
Guest:
245
Date:
29-06-2007
Name:
Jennifer Dawn Shereika Scott
Location:
SW VA
Referred By:
Search Engine
Were you originally from Marlow Heights or one of the surrounding communities?:
delivered by Dr. Cullen, the same doc who delivered my mom & I think all of her brothers & sisters & a few of my cousins
What schools did you attend, and when?:
None, in PG, but PLEASE READ ON, THIS IS IMPORTANT FOR SUITLAND ALUMNI< and ANYONE WHO KNEW ELAINE BUCHANAN CLASS OF '68
When was the last time you were in the area?:
twice a year atleast MIL lives in Cheverly
What are some of your best memories of growing up in the area?:
remember the first apartment we had, off of Silver Hill, right upstairs from my mom's Grandma, before my dad, a DC cop moved us out to the burbs.
Comment:
Hi, I know I am not really one of you, but I need to get this message out to as many Suitland Alumni as I can, and i am searching for every means possible. I am Jennifer Dawn Shereika Scott,(36)and Mary Elaine Buchanan, Class of 1968's only daughter and oldest child. As many of you know she was bruitally murdered in 1988. Her killer was finally accussed almost four years ago, and we are getting ready for trial now (set to begin at this time in September after multiple delays) For more information please feel free to contact me at my email, or see mom's memorial site- http://elainebshereika.memory-of.com/ From the few people I have kept up with over the years, I know mom was a tremendously popular, social, school spirit filled girl, and I just would love to collect your memories, your support, your pictures and tributes, to be able to share not only with the legal system now, so they can get a better sense of what a vital incredible woman she was,(and not just hear it from her two children), but also be able to share these things with the two grand children she has now (Jessica Elaine 16, her spitting image if I say so my self, check out her Prom picture on the web-site, and see if it doesn't bring back memories, I would be amazed, and Rachel Katherine, 12)and any future grandchildren, I might eventually squeeze out of my brother Dan (32) Many of you may have also known my aunts and uncles, Alyce Kay, Terry, Janet & Bucky Buchanan and my Grandmother who was a Sheriff, if I am not mistaken one of the first female county sheriffs for PG, Kay Buchanan. My Grandpa buck was a Fireman for PG County for many years. All but Terry also went to Suitland for High School,if I am not mistaken, but of course differant years. I don't really know which Elementary or Middle school they went to. They all grew up on East Avenue, if that helps. Thank you for any and all word getting the word out, and any pictures, or memories you can share with us. Jennifer Scott and family
Guest:
244
Date:
26-06-2007
Name:
Dawn
Location:
Southern Maryland
Referred By:
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Were you originally from Marlow Heights or one of the surrounding communities?:
Yes , I lived in Suitland
What schools did you attend, and when?:
Suitland Jr and Crossland Sr
When was the last time you were in the area?:
a few years ago
What are some of your best memories of growing up in the area?:
Comment:
Dino's pizza in Suitland. Seeing Winnie the Pooh on the big screen in Marlow Hts., I think it was in 68. Iverson Mall , I loved going to "Real Rich" it was a Ice Cream shop , on the bottom floor acroos from Peoples Drug. Suitland Bowl...Duck pin. Riding my bike with the "Banana seat" everywhere. Peters jackets and 50's music...they were hot in the 70's. I went to a few "Sock Hops" too. WPGC radio. The Capital Centre. Crossland "VS" Suitland Football games. Grits "VS" Rednecks "VS" Freaks. Clinton Park and Fort Washington. Float and Smoke in Marlow Hts they sold waterbeds and everything with a "Pot Leaf" from pipes to T-shirts.
Guest:
243
Date:
23-06-2007
Name:
Debbie Darr
Location:
Front Royal, VA
Referred By:
Word of Mouth
Were you originally from Marlow Heights or one of the surrounding communities?:
Yes-Marlow Heights
What schools did you attend, and when?:
Sandymount-Benjamin Stoddard-Potomac
When was the last time you were in the area?:
2005
What are some of your best memories of growing up in the area?:
The carnival at the Marlow Heights shopping Center. I would go there almost everyday. My first job was Roy Rogers. I loved working there. The bowling alley-I would bowl every sat.
Comment:
I was there a few years ago and boy has it changed. I remember staying out late with the kids from the neighborhood. It was safe and fun. We thought so at the time anyway.I remember going to the Marlow theater when it was just 1 theater and they had the ushers. I thought they were so cool! The bowling alley was duck-pin bowling. I had so much fun there.
Guest:
242
Date:
23-06-2007
Name:
Mike Carroll
Location:
Bloomington, Indiana
Referred By:
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Were you originally from Marlow Heights or one of the surrounding communities?:
Yes....Andrews AFB and Hillcrest Heights
What schools did you attend, and when?:
Holy Family - 63-71
When was the last time you were in the area?:
2004
What are some of your best memories of growing up in the area?:
Holy Family friends
Comment:
I just discovered this site, and made my first post earlier today. But, I have so much more to say about our days in the old neighborhood. Here are some of my favorite memories.....blue crabs, scary movies hosted by Sir Graves Ghastly, Giovanni's, Stricks (owned by the Fletchers), buying baseball cards and stealing Playboys at the drugstore in Hillcrest Heights Shopping Center, building tree forts in the woods behind Blacksnake Drive (my street), playing football for the Holy Family Athletes (we played Queen of Peace, St. Thomas More, St. Francis, St. Margarets, and others I cannot recall). But by far, my best memories are of my friends at Holy Family School. I mentioned several of them in my first entry, but I must add a comment. Any young boy who grew up in the Marlow/Hillcrest Heights area should know this......Holy Family School had the prettiest girls in the neighborhood! Hope this doesn't offend anyone, but where are you now the girls from the class of 1971 at Holy Family???? Debbie Salm, Karen Hamlin, Dena Ellis, Kay Brashears, Teresa Sullivan, Sharon Tucker, Sharon Hill, Chris Cusato, Carol Massinbach (sp?), Vanessa Lopez, Linda Osborne, Mary Fineamore, and all the others that slip my mind???? You were the best. Remember our parties with slow dancing to Mowtown sounds? Hope all is well with all of you. My best...Mike.
Guest:
241
Date:
22-06-2007
Name:
Mike Carroll
Location:
Bloomington, Indiana
Referred By:
Word of Mouth
Were you originally from Marlow Heights or one of the surrounding communities?:
Yes, Hillcrest Heights
What schools did you attend, and when?:
Holy Family from 1963-1971
When was the last time you were in the area?:
2004
What are some of your best memories of growing up in the area?:
7th and 8th grade parties with the old Holy Family gang.
Comment:
Great site...sure brings back fond memories. Things I haven't recalled for quite some time. Football, curball, wallball, wifleball, baseball, and basketball games with the Carroll boys, Tim and Dit Reidy, the Nogay boys, the Ferantes, Gary Lewis, Mike Vaccarro, Paul Russell, Gerry Rapson, the Dambas, the Jacksons, Frank Chokel, and on and on. My memories of Holy Family are still so clear. I recently took my son to D.C. and we visited the old neighborhood. We even went inside Holy Family. Kind of spooky! I kept thinking a nun might be hiding in wait for me! I noticed many comments about the old neighborhood having gone downhill. I have a somewhat contrary view. I thought the place was still nice, and we felt quite safe the whole time. We were treated very well. I hope some old freinds will see this and e-mail me. Hail to old D.C.!
Guest:
240
Date:
12-06-2007
Name:
Paul Zazarine
Location:
Clearwater, FL
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Were you originally from Marlow Heights or one of the surrounding communities?:
Yes
What schools did you attend, and when?:
Camp Springs Elementary, Taney JHS, Crossland SHS Class of 1970
When was the last time you were in the area?:
2002
What are some of your best memories of growing up in the area?:
Comment:
Since reading this site the first time, I've thought about so many memories of growing up in the area. When I was in high school (Crossland Class of '70) I pumped gas at the Mobil station across from Pohanka Oldsmobile on St. Barnabas Road. That was 1968 - 1969. Most of what I remember from working there was the incredible cars that would come in for gas, or go racing down St. Barnabas Road. Pohanka had 4-4-2s and W30s on display, and sometimes a salesman would drive one in for gas. Next to Pohanka was Kaplan & Crawford Dodge. They were big into selling musclecars. They always had plenty of Chargers, Super Bees and 340 Darts. I remember they had a yello Daytona (the NASCAR version with the beak nose and enormous wing on the back) parked in front of the showroom. That thing stayed there for months - they just couldn't sell it! Ourisman Chevrolet would send customers who purchased new cars over to us with a voucher for $5 of gas. Funny how many times we'd check over the car as we pumped gas and found problems the dealer didn't fix. I recall one customer who had just bought a pickup and pulled in for gas. He complained that something in front was rattling. When he drove up to the pump, I could hear it coming from the right front wheel. I took off the hubcap and disovered three lugnuts rattling around in the cap - only two lugnuts were holding on the wheel, and they weren't even hand tight. Another time an Ourisman new car customer drove in complaining the brakes were lousy. I opened the hood to find he had no fluid in the power brake bowl. So much for new car prep! I also loved reading about Red Barn. When I was a senior in high school, I decided I was tired of pumping gas and inhaling errant fumes on hot summer days. I found a job working for a guy (I wish I could remember his name), who handled all the advertising and promotion for Red Barn restaurants in the area. We'd work on ads sent down from the main office, come up with promotional ideas and other services for the local Red Barns. It was my first exposure to Public Relations and Advertising and I loved it. I spent a lot of time at the Red Barn on St. Barnabas Road. Later on in the early 1980s I rented a house on the corner of Temple Hills Road and St. Barnabas Road and looked at the old Red Barn every day! Saturday nights in high school were for cruising. If you were from Crossland, you didn't hang out at the Mighty Mo much...that wasn't our turf. We were at the Buger Chef on Allentown Road. I do recall one PG County cop said to me once, "If we see a car with a Crossland decal on the back window, we stop it for beer. If we see a Potomac decal, we stop the car for grass, and if we see a car with a Suitland decal, we just pull it over!"
Guest:
239
Date:
10-06-2007
Name:
Neil Strawbridge
Location:
Warner Robins, GA
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Were you originally from Marlow Heights or one of the surrounding communities?:
Yes, Hillcrest Heights (Carriage Hill Apts)
What schools did you attend, and when?:
Overlook Elem. (70-74), Benjamin Stoddert Jr High (74-77), Potomac Sr High (77-79)
When was the last time you were in the area?:
1992?
What are some of your best memories of growing up in the area?:
Living near my grandparents
Comment:
We moved to the area in August of 1970. I was eight years old. I was familiar with the area prior to that because every weekend we'd go visit my grandparents who lived there from about 1966 or so. Some of my strongest memories of the area include the apartment community we lived in (Carriage Hill) and the swimming pool, Bowl America, the A&P store, the G.E.M. store (there was an empty parking lot just above the store where I learned how to drive), Bowl America, Iverson Mall (Woodies, Wards, Ray's Barber Shop, Waldenbooks, Ritz Camera), Marlow Heights Shopping Center (The Hecht Co., Drug Fair, Hahn Shoes, Woolworths's, Hot Shoppes Cafeteria, the hobby shop, Marlow Heights Theater), Roy Rogers on St. Barnabus Rd (greatest sandwiches ever!), Safeway, Dart Drug, Toys R Us (on St. Barnabus Rd), Dunkin' Donuts, Arby's, K-Mart & Grand Union (I clearly remember being in Grand Union with my mom when the big snow of '79 started -- We went in and it was just cold -- we came out and everything was covered!), the Silver Hill Fire Dept (and the sound that I would later come to know as the Civil Defense siren), the "Fallout Shelter" signs on many buildings in the area (including the high-rise buildings in Carriage Hill -- LOL! Yeah, a fallout shelter... if they survived the blast, that is), Gino's (and the fact that they had Kentucky Fried Chicken), Fleishmann's Village (sp?), Sam's Car Wash, the 7-11 across the street, Rosecroft Raceway, Ourisman Chevrolet (do they still advertise that "You always get your way?), Hechinger's, Sheehy Ford, Andrews and Bolling AF Bases, birthday cakes from John & Nancy's, picnics at Fort Washington... I remember being all excited when construction started on McDonald's on Branch Avenue in the mid-70s. "Yay!" I thought. "A "Macs" within walking distance of home!" I delivered The Washington Star to about 1/3 of Carriage Hill from 1978-79. I know there are an awful lot of people that I've forgotten, but would recognize if I saw their names. Someone else mentioned Mark Booker, for example. I had forgotten Mark, but now I remember him and his brother Malcolm. Good friends... but it's been so many years! Other names I remember include Kenny and Dana Tarbett, Robert McCabe, Glen Medeirous (sp?), Lance and Steve Bell, Francie Studds, Angel and Ricky Moskel, Richard Haynesworth, Ray... (I can't remember Ray's last name! Must be having a senior moment, 'cause we were good friends for years!), Ted Gray, Keith McElroy, Chip Kiplinger, and more. Heh, also reminds me of girls I had crushes on over the years, including Christine Hilley (elementary school), Michelle Phillips (early Jr. High) and Jane Berry (in late Jr. High and High school). To this day, I still think of Jane and wonder what ever happened to her. If I had a time machine... I was in Potomac's class of 1980, but I moved away to Springfield, VA in mid-1979 at the end of my junior year at Potomac Sr. High. Sadly, the area was beginning to decline during that time and my mom saw fit to move us away (I missed out on senior year with all my friends I'd known for years and years! I was not happy about the move.).
Guest:
238
Date:
06-06-2007
Name:
Paul Zazarine
Location:
Clearwater, FL
Referred By:
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Were you originally from Marlow Heights or one of the surrounding communities?:
Yes
What schools did you attend, and when?:
Camp Springs Elementarty, Taney Jr High, Crossland High School
When was the last time you were in the area?:
2002
What are some of your best memories of growing up in the area?:
Too Many to Mention...it was great place and a great time to grow up
Comment:
We moved to a house on Branch Avennue in 1955 and watched Marlow Heights transformed from a farm to a shopping center. If I remember correctly, it was at first anchored at one end by Giant Food and Drug Fair at the other. There weren't too many stores open at first. We used to go to High's for an ice cream, that was a real treat. I'd sit in the back seat of our 1949 Ford as we'd ride home down Branch Avenue. I recall watching Hecht Company's department store being built. We were at the grand opening, which attracted such dignitaries as the governor of Maryland. It was still very country back then.
Guest:
237
Date:
06-06-2007
Name:
Jenny Peeples - Williamson
Location:
Waldorf, MD
Referred By:
Word of Mouth
Were you originally from Marlow Heights or one of the surrounding communities?:
Yes
What schools did you attend, and when?:
Hillcrest Hghts ElemSandymount Elem, Ben. Stoddard JHS
When was the last time you were in the area?:
10 years ago
What are some of your best memories of growing up in the area?:
Hangin out at Pizza Pan, Giovanni's, Drug Mart
Comment:
What memories.... Johnny Meadows was my first love! I remember my first kiss with him playing spin the bottle @ Diane Leo's house near Sandymount Elementary School. When I lived in Oxon Hill 1976 I used to walk (yes, walk) to Hillcrest Hgts & hang out at Pizza Pan on Saturday nights. Then the action (Rednecks) re-located to the Jack-in-the-Box in Oxon Hill. That's were I hung out in the late 70's.
Guest:
236
Date:
01-06-2007
Name:
Marilyn
Location:
Alexandria
Referred By:
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Were you originally from Marlow Heights or one of the surrounding communities?:
Yes
What schools did you attend, and when?:
Suitland, late 60's
When was the last time you were in the area?:
Still local, just across the river
What are some of your best memories of growing up in the area?:
Safe place to live. It was okay to let kids ride the bus into D.C. or elsewhere.
Comment:
My first fulltime job was at Hecht's in Marlow Heights. I remember Iverson Mall when it was new and had a variety of stores.
Guest:
235
Date:
29-05-2007
Name:
William Driscoll
Location:
Chambersburg, Pa.
Referred By:
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Were you originally from Marlow Heights or one of the surrounding communities?:
Oxon Hill (Southlawn)
What schools did you attend, and when?:
Oxon Hill Elementary 1963 to 1970 John Hanson JH 1970-1973 Oxon Hill Senior 1973-1976
When was the last time you were in the area?:
Early 90's
What are some of your best memories of growing up in the area?:
Comment:
I had a great childhood in the Oxon Hill area back then. Hangin out @ the Jack in the Box, going to Buds Creek raceway, going to the 295 drags. Some of the people who went to Potomac also went to John Hanson, I remember Elmo Melson (7th grade shop teacher)Mr Harp and Mr Runfola, I could go on and on. We would make metal kung fu stars in metal shop and stick them in the cafeteria ceiling and teen club. They were great years.
Guest:
234
Date:
29-05-2007
Name:
Brad Craig
Location:
Clinton, Maryland
Referred By:
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Were you originally from Marlow Heights or one of the surrounding communities?:
Hillcrest Heights
What schools did you attend, and when?:
Panorama 69', Green Valley 70', Benjamin Stoddert '70 - 73' , Potomac '73 - 76'
When was the last time you were in the area?:
Used to live in Temple Hills on North Barnaby Lane. Occasionally drive by old house on 28th Pkwy.
What are some of your best memories of growing up in the area?:
Steak-in-a-Sack, Montgomery Wards, Hecht's, Roy Rogers Restaurant on St. Barnabus Rd. (saw Roy Rogers there when about 11 or 12), Red Barn, the name of the store escapes me, it was a Japanese theme store just inside main entrance of Iverson Mall
Comment:
Guest:
233
Date:
28-05-2007
Name:
W. Thomas
Location:
Charlotte Hall, MD
Referred By:
A Link from Another Site
Were you originally from Marlow Heights or one of the surrounding communities?:
Washington, DC
What schools did you attend, and when?:
Our Lady Queen of Peace and Bishop MaNamara (Grad. 72)
When was the last time you were in the area?:
Recently
What are some of your best memories of growing up in the area?:
Working at Woodies during the summers while I was in High School and College, Hanging out with my buddy, Steve Sandsbury; Eating the best roast beef sandwiches from the little deli on the second floor of the mall (a little more seasoning salt please)
Comment:
This is a great site and it does bring back a lot of memories of a fun and SAFE time!
Guest:
232
Date:
27-05-2007
Name:
Joe Fuller
Location:
North Beach, MD
Referred By:
Word of Mouth
Were you originally from Marlow Heights or one of the surrounding communities?:
Temple Hills
What schools did you attend, and when?:
Temple Hills Elem., Taney Jr. High (69-72), Crossland
When was the last time you were in the area?:
Two weeks ago to visit my Mother
What are some of your best memories of growing up in the area?:
Riding my '58 Lambretta with no tags and no helmet; Temple Hills Pool; Hanging at Ft. Washington; the Hot Shoppes and the Carnival at M.H. Shopping Center, and Iverson Mall
Comment:
Guest:
231
Date:
25-05-2007
Name:
RICK MOORE
Location:
White Plains, Md
Referred By:
A Link from Another Site
Were you originally from Marlow Heights or one of the surrounding communities?:
Yes
What schools did you attend, and when?:
Sandymount elem. Stoddart,Potomac
When was the last time you were in the area?:
10 years
What are some of your best memories of growing up in the area?:
Marlow Heights bowling alley, Giovannis rest. 23rd Parkway
Comment:
Grew up in Marlow/ Hillcrest Hts.
Guest:
230
Date:
30-04-2007
Name:
JR Pates
Location:
South Dakota
Referred By:
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Were you originally from Marlow Heights or one of the surrounding communities?:
I grew up in Suitland
What schools did you attend, and when?:
Shadyside Elem. and Suitland Jr. High
When was the last time you were in the area?:
August 2005
What are some of your best memories of growing up in the area?:
I moved to Suitland in 1969 that would have made me 8 years old. My dad and I lived on Homer Ave. and thats where I grew up. There was a lot of memories and good times back then and there are times when I wish I was back in time.
Comment:
I remember the old Acme Grocery store on Suitland Rd. the best Chines food??? China Sea! I remember all the little shops on Suitland Rd. As well as the summer time carnivals on the corner of Silver Hill and Suitland rds. I remember the Red Barn and the Lums right next to it. Does anyone remember Tony's pizza right next to High's? Did anyone ever go to the go-kart track behind the bank? I think that was owned by Mr. West. I was into CB Radio's back then so I went to Suitland TV and Electronics alot, And my dad and I ate at Suitland resturant alot. My first job in Jr. High was at Dino's resturant as a bus boy, My second one was at Virgils Sunoco. I loved going to the movies at Marlow Heights, The big screen,,, I went to Parkland Bowling alley alot. How many remember the K-Tel record albums? I used to buy them at the peoples drug store. There are just WAY too many good memories,, and not many bad ones. One thing I do know is the times were different back then, and I think it was alot better than now a days. Maybe it was the seemingly Innocent times ( well in my mind anyways ) I was really dissapointed back in august 05 when I went back home,,, kinda sad actually. I dont remember who it was that said " you can never go home " but I do know he was right. Be Safe all and thanks for reading this. JR
Guest:
229
Date:
30-04-2007
Name:
Marty
Location:
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Were you originally from Marlow Heights or one of the surrounding communities?:
Yes DC and Hillcrest
What schools did you attend, and when?:
HHES
When was the last time you were in the area?:
2000'ish
What are some of your best memories of growing up in the area?:
See earlier post
Comment:
These are all friends and teachers of mine from Colebrook Dr, 23rd Pkwy court and Hillcrest Heights ES from 1962-1973 that I always wondered "Whatever happened to"... The Bradfield's (Colebrook Dr) Glen and Sharon Beausy (Colebrook Dr) Ray and Jimmy Hrubik (23rd Pkwy court) Jeff and Jimmy Langham (23rd Pkwy court) Dudley Perry (23rd Pkwy court) Robert Ross (23rd Pkwy court) Hoyt, Aaron and Theresa Daniels (23rd Pkwy court) Danny Jenkins (Hillcrest Heights ES) John Cavanous (sp?) (Hillcrest Heights ES) Mark Booker (Hillcrest Heights ES) Paul Sikonarak (sp?) (Hillcrest Heights ES) Freddie Brooks (Hillcrest Heights ES) Keith Malone (Hillcrest Heights ES) Dana Richards (Hillcrest Heights ES) Anita Hipple (Hillcrest Heights ES) Lynn Gubisch (Hillcrest Heights ES) Mr. Kenneth Gentry (Mr. G) (Hillcrest Heights ES) Mrs. Murphy (Hillcrest Heights ES) Mrs. Williford (Hillcrest Heights ES) Mrs. Layton (Hillcrest Heights ES)
Guest:
228
Date:
26-04-2007
Name:
Roy J. Brashears
Location:
Referred By:
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Were you originally from Marlow Heights or one of the surrounding communities?:
Yes
What schools did you attend, and when?:
Holy Family Grade School in Hillcrest Heights, and Bishop McNamara High School (graduated in 1973)
When was the last time you were in the area?:
February 2007
What are some of your best memories of growing up in the area?:
Living in an area that was fun and SAFE (unlike it appears today)
Comment:
Guest:
227
Date:
25-04-2007
Name:
Sue Mills
Location:
Burtonsville
Referred By:
Word of Mouth
Were you originally from Marlow Heights or one of the surrounding communities?:
Anacostia, Hillcrest Heights
What schools did you attend, and when?:
Stoddart, Potomac HS
When was the last time you were in the area?:
1977
What are some of your best memories of growing up in the area?:
Walking everywhere, great friends
Comment:
I remember walking to Marlow Theater in the summer to see Jungle Book, going to Hecht's cafeteria to eat ice cream sundaes, going to Dunkin' Donuts at 1AM with Mary, hanging out at IHOP with Tim, John, Conrad, Jim, Pete and Sam and George after band jobs, Mr. Stringer and the plays at Potomac HS 1970-72, Mr. Carrera's Spanish class at Stoddert with Greg, working in the housewares department at Hecht's, slumber parties with Mary Anne, Cindi and Donna, girls finally being allowed to wear pants to school... What a blast from the past. Thank you!
Guest:
226
Date:
19-04-2007
Name:
Marty
Location:
Rockville
Referred By:
Word of Mouth
Were you originally from Marlow Heights or one of the surrounding communities?:
DC/ Hillcrest Heights
What schools did you attend, and when?:
Hillcrest Heights ES
When was the last time you were in the area?:
2000
What are some of your best memories of growing up in the area?:
our court and all the friends
Comment:
So many great momories, so little time. From 1962-1973 I and my family grew up there. Here is my list of some memories: Colebrook Drive, sledding down the streets after the big snow in the late 60's, hurricane winds inlate 60's, the Bradfields, Pizza Pan, the Christmas tree stand, Giovanni's, Muphpys & the arcade driving game next to the cafe, Jr. Hot Shoppes, Orange freezes, 23rd Pkwy ct, crawling in the sewer system, the creek, the woods, the bunny man, the Hukes, the Perrys, the Hattons, the Ross's, the Ungers (my family), the Langhams, the Hrubiks, the Ingelidos, Silver Hill boys club, HHES track meets, Mr G, Mrs Smith, Holy Family, Drug Mart, Danny Jenkins, Mark Booker, Ford and Kitty Marshall, Anita Hipple, Halloween trick or treating, the carnival & looking for fallen change, Sams car wash, duck pin bowling, playing ALL DAY LONG.... and so much more.
Guest:
225
Date:
18-04-2007
Name:
Carolyn Barger
Location:
Referred By:
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Were you originally from Marlow Heights or one of the surrounding communities?:
Upper Marlboro
What schools did you attend, and when?:
Frederick Sasscer 1970
When was the last time you were in the area?:
1993
What are some of your best memories of growing up in the area?:
Hechts' almond bark and Wilson Powell Lincoln Mercury
Comment:
Boy does this make you remember!!! Rushing to Lerners that was by Hecht's to get somebody an outfit to go to " The Village Barn " . The Hechingers
Guest:
224
Date:
17-04-2007
Name:
Eric D'Antonio
Location:
Dover, DE
Referred By:
Word of Mouth
Were you originally from Marlow Heights or one of the surrounding communities?:
yes
What schools did you attend, and when?:
Holy Family Catholic School
When was the last time you were in the area?:
Easter 07
What are some of your best memories of growing up in the area?:
Walking everywhere: to the mall, to Hillcrest Shop Ctr, to Holy Family, etc
Comment:
What a blast. thank you
Guest:
223
Date:
17-04-2007
Name:
Johnny Watson
Location:
Bel - Air Md.
Referred By:
Word of Mouth
Were you originally from Marlow Heights or one of the surrounding communities?:
Anacosta DC The Hillcrest Hgts
What schools did you attend, and when?:
Stoddert - Potomac
When was the last time you were in the area?:
2004
What are some of your best memories of growing up in the area?:
Jr. Hot Shoppes, Bowling alley, Silveer Hill Boys Club, High School Sports, Coaches + Teammates
Comment:
Growing up in Hillcrest Hgts and Marlow Hgts was a great expeience. You could walk anywhere do anyhting. The bowling alley pizza pan and Jr. Hot shoppes were great hang out spots and good spots for fights. Marlow shopping center - Steak in a Sac Florsheim shoes, Drug Fair,Marlow Movies, Wearing Big Mc Pants, Chucks, Ban Lons, Italian Knits, Double Pleated Gabs, Peters Jackets, Kool Kaps, Fights. Playing sports for Silver Hill Boys Club and Potomac High School Having Coaches like Mr. Stickney and Mr Sullivan Taught me some life choices. Going to Giovannis for cold beer and pinball / pool games and fights Great families to be around and grow up with - the Campbell's, Dallam's, Cosh's, Kriner's,Bagley's,Blose's Dennis King, Santmyer's, Smith's Posey's and on and on Billy Livesay, Pat Bathurst, Teddy Divens, Jimmy Bellows. Coming back to Hillcrest Hgts and Teaching and Coaching at Potomac HS. Meeting alot of great kids and new teachers I'm Married now for 30 years two kids one grand child and still teaching and coaching and loving every day of it. Do you believe they actually pay me to do something I really like to do. It lets me still be a kid after all these years and remember what it was like and how it used to be !!!!!!