Guestbook Entry

Guestbook Entry



Guest:
1322
Date:
14-09-2014
Name:
geronimo evans
Location:
jacksonville florida
Referred By:
Word of Mouth
Were you originally from Marlow Heights or one of the surrounding communities?:
Suitland and Oxon Hills maryland
What schools did you attend, and when?:
Suitland, Shugart Jr. and Oxon Hill SR.
When was the last time you were in the area?:
last year
What are some of your best memories of growing up in the area?:
had some good times back in the early 70's.. Lots of memories and people that brushed out of my life. Red light in the basement type of parties
Comment:
lived on gaylord drive in Suitland and roseld court in Oxon Hills Maryland... Oxon hill Class of 72. Enjoyed it all and sure enjoyed the folks I went to school with at Shugart Jr. high... hope I can make contact with some . Living in Florida now... still miss Maryland but love the warm weather.
Guest:
1321
Date:
10-09-2014
Name:
Gregory Libby
Location:
Nanticoke PA
Referred By:
Word of Mouth
Were you originally from Marlow Heights or one of the surrounding communities?:
yes, Norcross & Olsen Sts.
What schools did you attend, and when?:
HHES, Sandymount, Ben Stoddart, Potomac circa 1970
When was the last time you were in the area?:
2009
What are some of your best memories of growing up in the area?:
PEPCO, C&PTelephoneCo.
Comment:
I would like to hear back from Chuck Fraley about soliciting non-drama written text histories and/or biographies about school and the first job I had as a teenager. Gregory Libby
Guest:
1320
Date:
02-09-2014
Name:
Will Clark
Location:
South Carolina
Referred By:
Search Engine
Were you originally from Marlow Heights or one of the surrounding communities?:
Yes
What schools did you attend, and when?:
Suitland high school 1967-1969
When was the last time you were in the area?:
Can't remember
What are some of your best memories of growing up in the area?:
Going downtown to clubs,ect
Comment:
Guest:
1319
Date:
21-08-2014
Name:
Mike Mattera
Location:
Annapolis Md
Referred By:
Search Engine
Were you originally from Marlow Heights or one of the surrounding communities?:
Yes
What schools did you attend, and when?:
Holy Family Mt. Calvery Bishop McNamara
When was the last time you were in the area?:
Ten years ago
What are some of your best memories of growing up in the area?:
Steak n Sak Marlow rec center Silver Hill boys club and the boxing club behind Hillcreast shopping center
Comment:
So many memories I don't know where to begin only that they are all cherished
Guest:
1318
Date:
08-08-2014
Name:
Kim Wesselman
Location:
United States
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?:
Sandymount Elementary, Benjamin Stoddert, Potomac High, graduated 1971
When was the last time you were in the area?:
I have not been to Marlow Heights since I left, 1974. Have been to Annapolis and surrounding areas recently
What are some of your best memories of growing up in the area?:
The summer carnival and friends I am still in touch with today
Comment:
I grew up in Marlow Overlook apartments on Dallas Drive. I went to Sandymount starting in 3rd or 4th grade. Then followed on to Benjamin Stoddert and Potomac High. My first job was at the cleaners over by Country Kitchen. I still think to this day Demorelands ice cream has the BEST ice cream cake ever. I remember watching them thru the window, rolling out cake, then slathering on the ice cream, and rolling it up. The cake they use today does not compare. I remember registering to vote at Iverson Mall as soon as I turned 18, and I have not missed an election yet 🙂 Some of you may remember my brothers, Butch (was 1 year behind me) and Craig (was 4 years behind me). Very sadly, they have both passed on. Butch disappeared back in 1976 and Craig passed more recently in 2012. Living in Florida currently, Tampa Bay area, have been here for quite some time, after traveling with the Air Force. I still visit Annapolis and Reston, Va on an annual basis, and keep in touch with Terri Lund (Lagozzino) and Pamela Volm (Tucker).
Guest:
1317
Date:
07-08-2014
Name:
George Thomas Hangliter Junior
Location:
Ocean City Maryland
Referred By:
Search Engine
Were you originally from Marlow Heights or one of the surrounding communities?:
6708 Pine Grove Drive,Morningside.
What schools did you attend, and when?:
Was supposed to attend Crossland High but because of bussing I attended Central
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:
Guest:
1316
Date:
06-08-2014
Name:
Pet Peeve
Location:
Hillcrest Heights
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?:
HHES, Stoddard, Potomac
When was the last time you were in the area?:
right now
What are some of your best memories of growing up in the area?:
too many!!!
Comment:
I have a pet peeve that I see often written about in this guestbook - people who have moved away that say how the neighborhood went to hell. I know I'm not the only old timer that still lives in the neighborhood. Our family chose to stay, as have many original neighbors and relatives. Sure there is crime, but it isn't as bad as someone recently stated 'they wouldn't visit even with an armed escort'. Who knows, now with Metro the older inner suburbs might be making a comeback just like old DC. Anyway, this isn't the 1950's anymore but Hillcrest Heights is still a decent place in the sections with well built single family homes, and you can't beat the cost of living and easy commute. Don't be afraid to visit your old stomping grounds. The area isn't as bad as the media makes it out to be.
Guest:
1315
Date:
29-07-2014
Name:
Kimberly Brown Smith
Location:
Washington, DC
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 Family late 70s
When was the last time you were in the area?:
this week
What are some of your best memories of growing up in the area?:
Comment:
My mother is selling her house at 2112 Iverson Street. Some of you may be familiar with the house. My dad, Dr. James Brown, practiced family medicine there from the early 1970s until the 1990s. Before that, Dr. Leroy Hoeck practiced as a pediatrician. Dr. Hoeck was one of the co-discoverers of retinopathy of prematurity, an eye condition that can cause blindness in premature babies. http://www.washingtonpost.com/wp-dyn/content/article/2009/05/27/AR2009052703412.html I feel a little sad about Mom selling the house. Here is the link to the listing for those of you who have memories of the house. http://www.zillow.com/homedetails/2112-Iverson-St-Temple-Hills-MD-20748/37455954_zpid/
Guest:
1314
Date:
27-07-2014
Name:
Kevin Inscoe
Location:
Deltona, FL
Referred By:
A Link from Another Site
Were you originally from Marlow Heights or one of the surrounding communities?:
Yes, I lived on 27th Avenue until 1975 when we moved away
What schools did you attend, and when?:
Green Valley Elem and Ben Stodart JHS
When was the last time you were in the area?:
I have been back several times over the years but the last time I drove through was probably 2001
What are some of your best memories of growing up in the area?:
The seal blowing the ball in the air hooked up to a vacum cleaner at Montgomery Wards at Iverson Mall
Comment:
Wow I thought I was the only one who remembered this stuff. Family moved away in 1975 to Columbia, MD (class of 1980 Oakland Mills HS). I found this page because Classmates.com sent me an invite to a dance not sure I can make that but viewing this site sure brings back memories. Regards, Kevin P. Inscoe
Guest:
1313
Date:
06-07-2014
Name:
Sue Phelps Rima
Location:
Front royal, VA
Referred By:
Word of Mouth
Were you originally from Marlow Heights or one of the surrounding communities?:
Deer Park Hgts
What schools did you attend, and when?:
Hillcrest Hgts, Sandy Mount, Stoddert and Crossland
When was the last time you were in the area?:
2013
What are some of your best memories of growing up in the area?:
Friends, Marshall Hall
Comment:
I lived at 6207 Akron St from 1954 til 1965. Have recently tried to find some of the old crowd but unsuccessfully. Anyone remember me?
Guest:
1312
Date:
05-07-2014
Name:
Julie Lloyd Tazelaar Graham
Location:
So. Maryland
Referred By:
Search Engine
Were you originally from Marlow Heights or one of the surrounding communities?:
Camp Springs
What schools did you attend, and when?:
Taney Jr. High/Crossland High 1969
When was the last time you were in the area?:
I'm still in So. Md.
What are some of your best memories of growing up in the area?:
Comment:
Lost track of this website and now I'm back!!!
Guest:
1311
Date:
27-06-2014
Name:
JD
Location:
GLENDALE AZ
Referred By:
Word of Mouth
Were you originally from Marlow Heights or one of the surrounding communities?:
TEMPLE HILLS MD
What schools did you attend, and when?:
POTOMAC 1973-76
When was the last time you were in the area?:
2012
What are some of your best memories of growing up in the area?:
GETTING STONED
Comment:
I REMEMBER GOING TO THE RED BARN AFTER THE 1ST TIME I GOT STONED. I HAD THE MUNCHIES AND ATE 2 BIG BURGERS. THEY WERE AWESOME ! GOOD TIMES.
Guest:
1310
Date:
26-06-2014
Name:
Daphne (Scordos) Hallas
Location:
Potomac, MD
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?:
Oxon Hill Sr. High -Class of 1966
When was the last time you were in the area?:
What are some of your best memories of growing up in the area?:
Great place to live, nice people
Comment:
Guest:
1309
Date:
20-06-2014
Name:
Michael Marble
Location:
Salt LakeCity, Utah
Referred By:
Search Engine
Were you originally from Marlow Heights or one of the surrounding communities?:
Hillcrest Heithts - now Temple Hills - 24th Avenue & Catskill
What schools did you attend, and when?:
Green Valley, Stoddart, Potomac
When was the last time you were in the area?:
May 2004
What are some of your best memories of growing up in the area?:
I'd have to write a book!
Comment:
Great to see the site!
Guest:
1308
Date:
15-06-2014
Name:
Malcolm. Buck
Location:
Washington DC
Referred By:
Word of Mouth
Were you originally from Marlow Heights or one of the surrounding communities?:
Southeast. Washington DC
What schools did you attend, and when?:
Suitland. High. 1984-1989
When was the last time you were in the area?:
2011
What are some of your best memories of growing up in the area?:
Iversonmall mall,toys rus,hot shoppes
Comment:
I didn't live in Marlow Heights, was frequent visitor,had many friends there I visited after school &weekends.among my best memories was Hot shoppes cafeteria. My mother &i would have breakfast or lunch there some Sundays after church.we did most of our food shopping at Giant Food. Visits to Toys r us at holidays &birthdays always fun.Woolworths,Iversonmall mall,Kmart on Branch avenue.anyone remember Arby's?? On Branch avenue . Montgomery Ward at Iversonmall we used a lot. To buy school clothes,kitchen appliances,our stereos &television sets were ought there.my girlfriends in high school we'd go to Mc Donald's or Red Barn for cheap dates.Marlow theater too,though we didn't watch much of the movie!!im still in area in Southeast DC,though iam soon moving to Southern Md,job transfer &im getting married & want bigger,nicer home near the water in Charles or St.Marys county.I still visit Marlow Heights I live close by in SE DC &many of my teenage handouts &stores we shopped at my mother &i they're still there open.fond memories
Guest:
1307
Date:
01-06-2014
Name:
Gayle Sandberg Raines Josey Dunlap Zielinski
Location:
Keysville, VA.
Referred By:
A Link from Another Site
Were you originally from Marlow Heights or one of the surrounding communities?:
I lived in Bradbury Hgts, Hillcrest Hgts, and Clinton, MD.
What schools did you attend, and when?:
Suitland Jr. High and Suitland Sr High..grad 1964
When was the last time you were in the area?:
not sure..
What are some of your best memories of growing up in the area?:
school days...friends
Comment:
Guest:
1306
Date:
31-05-2014
Name:
Robert Gardner
Location:
singapore
Referred By:
A Link from Another Site
Were you originally from Marlow Heights or one of the surrounding communities?:
boones lane
What schools did you attend, and when?:
carmady hills elementry
When was the last time you were in the area?:
1987
What are some of your best memories of growing up in the area?:
7eleven to buy comic books when young
Comment:
lived on Boones lane walking distance opposite from the mall. 1968-1977
Guest:
1305
Date:
29-05-2014
Name:
James Hildebrandt
Location:
Las Vegas Nevada
Referred By:
A Link from Another Site
Were you originally from Marlow Heights or one of the surrounding communities?:
Yes, Suitland
What schools did you attend, and when?:
Suitland Elementry, Andrew Jackson Jr and Suitland Sr
When was the last time you were in the area?:
1996
What are some of your best memories of growing up in the area?:
Being able to ride my bike from Suitland to District Heights with no problems.
Comment:
I was telling a coworker about Grits in the 60's and he had never heard of a Grit. We Googled "What is a Grit in 1960" and this site popped up. I knew all the places an it took me back in time. My mother sill lives in Suitland in the house we moved into in May of 1963. Thanks for a laugh and a memory. Jimmy
Guest:
1304
Date:
13-05-2014
Name:
terri hamblett frizzi
Location:
vero beach fl.
Referred By:
Word of Mouth
Were you originally from Marlow Heights or one of the surrounding communities?:
temple hills forestville
What schools did you attend, and when?:
n.forestville elem.68-72,shugart jr.high 74-77 potomac high 78
When was the last time you were in the area?:
early 2000
What are some of your best memories of growing up in the area?:
marlow bowling alley iverson mall,gateway square apt.
Comment:
Guest:
1303
Date:
04-05-2014
Name:
Marjie Riordan
Location:
Temple Hills
Referred By:
Word of Mouth
Were you originally from Marlow Heights or one of the surrounding communities?:
Hillcrest Hgts
What schools did you attend, and when?:
Holy Family 1959-1967 LaReine 1967-1971
When was the last time you were in the area?:
this week
What are some of your best memories of growing up in the area?:
Walking up to the hill crest shopping center after school and walking to Marlow Hgts on saturdays
Comment:
I remember the thrill of having a movie theatre we could walk to and not have to beg parents for rides. The first movie at Marlow was "The Thrill of it All" with Doris Day and James Gardner. We were blessed to live in a time that was still kid friendly. We could walk home and be safe all thru the area. My Mom would get us season passes to the pool at the Howard Johnson Motel on Branch Avenue and we would walk home when the pool closed at 10pm down Oxon Run and up 23rd Pkwy where we lived at the bottom of Dunlap St. Would not do that today without an armed guard.
Guest:
1302
Date:
04-05-2014
Name:
Kim Harloff
Location:
Oneonta, New York
Referred By:
Search Engine
Were you originally from Marlow Heights or one of the surrounding communities?:
Moved to Hillcrest Heights in 1960
What schools did you attend, and when?:
Green Valley, Stoddert 🙁 Crossland and Potomac
When was the last time you were in the area?:
1993
What are some of your best memories of growing up in the area?:
Forming bicycle expeditions to Eastover Shopping Center
Comment:
The Highs Team (1960 to 1982) Oxon Run Drive Hillcrest Heights, Md. A good part of growing up in Hillcrest Heights, especially if you lived down near the Oxon Run Golf Course, involved frequenting the High’s Delicatessen on Oxon Run Drive. I found myself spending many a hot sweltering afternoon making the one block trip to High's to get a lime popsicle for a nickel, or a tall bottle of RC Cola for 20 cents (it was Randy Campbell that turned me on to RC Cola and whose father drove the local Hostess delivery truck route), and of course, a five scoop ice cream cone for a quarter. That was a lot of money back in the 60’s, not to mention ice cream. And where did I and others hang out on a hot summer day where we’d gulp down our ice cold soda? The two sewer tunnels which ran under Afton Street and 23rd Parkway, of course! Store layout was simple: there was a long two-sided shelf running down midway with an opening to cross over to the other side in the middle. Between these two-sided display shelf’s was a side display of their cheap Tak-A-Toys with the opposing side of the other display counter that faced the toy section containing light bulbs, electric tape and cheap hardware. On the back shelves (facing away from the register) were cleaning supplies and canned goods, peanut butter, jelly, and pet food. The sides facing the register counter contained canned, boxed, and jar foods such a peanut butter and jelly, mustard, ketchup, jarred pickles, and mayo. On the side (facing the register) were potato chips, Fritos, and other snack foods like Hostess Twinkies (10 cents) and bread with the further rear shelf that faced the register containing stuff like instant potatoes, cake mixes, and other boxed instant foods. Next to the register and running to the rear wall where dairy goods were displayed was a frozen food open bin which contained frozen veggies, canned biscuits, frozen pizza TV dinners, amongst other frozen food products. If I remember correctly, the diary section was wood with clear glass doors displaying High’s many milks, creams, and canned whipped cream. At first, they sold milk in those horrible half-gallon and gallon containers with the steel handles that hurt like a bitch to carry home when I was sent on a milk errand. Later, they would switched to the new plastic handles and eventually to the plastic-coated lined paper cartons for the half gallon and smaller containers. I remember once being sent on a milk run and carrying back two one-gallon bottles. The wire handles hurt so bad to hold that I stupidly swung both glass bottles over my shoulders to relieve the pain and instantly had two gallons of milk running down my back. Just inside the door and against the wall was a penny weight machine that gave your fortune. On the wall behind the register were a candy shelf and rack for cigarettes and a black three coin pay phone on the wall above the record rack and near the entrance to behind the counter. Yes, Highs even sold record albums; like Broadway production of Superman, which I took a gamble on buying for a dollar and which I was deeply disappointed in when I played it. On the end of the counter was a self serving plastic container of pretzel sticks and a green metal and glass peanut dispenser where you got a hand full of salted peanuts for a nickel. And, of course, there were the friendly High's employees; well, almost all were friendly. Here is what I believe is a complete list of them from 1960 till they closed in the early 80’s: Mary – About 40 and less than five feet tall, she had black medium-length hair and who I swear couldn’t speak a single sentence without cursing (she built up my vocabulary). Contrary to rumor, she really wasn’t a nasty person at all, unless someone gave her a hard time. I cannot recall a time that I ever saw her smile. Also, she smoked, but never saw her smoke while behind the counter. I think that back then, employees stood outside the rear door to take a puff (something unheard of in today’s Hillcrest Heights). And for someone for here size, she performed all her work and checked out customers quite quickly and pleasantly. The last I saw of Mary was in the 70’s when she still worked there and was old and grey. She had a daughter who attended Green Valley Elm and occasionally her husband would come to pick her up after work. The lived in the Oxon Run Apartments on Southern Avenue (back when it was a safe place to live, play, or walk down to the shopping center without a worry in the world). From what I remember, he always wore a neck bandage or maybe a brace so I’m inclined to believe he may have had cancer or an injury. Helen – about 40 with short grey hair and about 5 feet tall, was the quiet one. Pleasant to talk with and who had a great sense of humor. I believe she was actually the manager. She eventually was transferred to the Penn Branch High’s where I last saw her before the mid 80’s. Big Jim (or perhaps Bill) – Was a gentle giant topping 6 feet in height and weighing over 300 pounds. He was nice and always liked chatting with customers, especially when the customers made queries about his large green sedan parked out front with “The Green Monster” painted on its front fender. He relocated to the Safeway on Iverson Street in the 70’s where he became the stores assistant manager. Gabby – Was Filipino. He was in his late 20’s and lived with a family who lived across from our house on Afton Street and whose family was attached to the Philippine Embassy in downtown DC. The Oxon Run Shell, first run by Bill Spencer and proceeded to be managed by Mel Henderson until his death, then by Mel’s wife, Susan, had this Shall Gasoline “Match the Halves” contest where every time you purchased gas you were given half a piece of play money. Match the halves and with the cash value. Well, it didn’t take me long to discover some of the Shell employees were taking wads of the bills and stashing them in the men’s room behind the toilet where they would come after work and get together to match them with the other bills some of the employees stole and hid. They must have really been pissed to discover them missing! I told Gabby about the discovery and he and I would frequent the men’s room for out secret booty of which we’d sit in his tan Dodge Dart and see if we had any winners (matches). Gabby left when our neighbors, The Aducayens, moved to another country; I believe it was Mexico City; he was somehow related to them. I really missed them when they moved. I’d stare out at the now empty house and tear up as I recalled the many parties and mischievous adventures they took me on in Bobby’s white mustang; like the thrill of flying down the new mile long Wheeler Roar that led to Southern Avenue and which had a very steep dip with no houses or traffic on it and feeling the sensation of hitting the dip at over 100 mph. Bobby had DPL tags so we were immune to being pulled over. Michael – Interesting person. He was in his late 20’s thin, had black hair and wore eyeliner, eye shadow, liner, and mascara. Even though my father could barely make him out (my father was near totally blind) he said that he could tell by the way [he] spoke that he was a ferry (that was the word back then) that he could tell from his voice. Anyway, Michael didn’t last very long at Highs and was gone around the early 70’s after showing up one day at work one day dressed in full drag. Reds – Thin, tall, and sporting red hair and freckles, Reds was the comedic one of the lot. He was good for bad jokes and puns; like The IBTC (Itty bitty titty committee). While I can’t recall any off hand, he had this thing about representing sexual activities in his stories by associating them with geometric equations. John – Was another quiet one. Of average height and sprouting short black hair, he resembled Dennis Mitchell’s father from the Dennis the Mennis comic strip, even down to the pipe. There wasn’t anything distinguishing about him, he just worked there and casually performed his duties. I guess he lived on Southern Avenue since I’d occasionally see him walking down 23rd parkway from the golf course club house and walk back there after work. Occasionally I’d see him walking along Oxon Run Drive but never learned where he was going. I never saw him drive to work. In the late 70’s, the Oxon Run Shopping Center was in its final throes of life when, on one Saturday night, armed robbers, unaware that other robbers were robbing the other store, actually backed out of both High's and the Oxon Run Liquor Store, panicked, fired a gun, and got in their cars and sped off. Yes, it actually happened! In the early 80’s, code enforcement condemned the entire shopping center, it became ghost town for a few years until a religious couple converted it into a tele-advangelist church which still is in operation to this day. High's is still in operation in and around Baltimore.
Guest:
1301
Date:
29-04-2014
Name:
Peter Bozick
Location:
Salisbury
Referred By:
Word of Mouth
Were you originally from Marlow Heights or one of the surrounding communities?:
Hillcrest Heights 53-57, Marlowe Heights 57-65, Camp Springs 65-69
What schools did you attend, and when?:
Holy Family 57-65, McNamara 66-69
When was the last time you were in the area?:
Don't recall
What are some of your best memories of growing up in the area?:
The court on 28th Avenue w/Osbornes, Brynes, Paulos Families s,
Comment:
My grandfather was Frank Scuderi and he developed the Marlow Heights Shopping Center. The green building in the shopping center that was used by Santa Claus during the holiday season was moved into our back yard the rest of the year. Great place to grow up.
Guest:
1300
Date:
28-04-2014
Name:
John Cybulski
Location:
Erie, PA
Referred By:
A Link from Another Site
Were you originally from Marlow Heights or one of the surrounding communities?:
Marlow Heights
What schools did you attend, and when?:
Potomac Senior High 1967-1970
When was the last time you were in the area?:
1995
What are some of your best memories of growing up in the area?:
Doing light shows with bands
Comment:
I also liked the cast parties after the school plays!
Guest:
1299
Date:
23-04-2014
Name:
ron lee jr.
Location:
st. pete/fla
Referred By:
A Link from Another Site
Were you originally from Marlow Heights or one of the surrounding communities?:
Seabrook
What schools did you attend, and when?:
Gaywood ,Robert Goddard,DuVal
When was the last time you were in the area?:
12 yrs.
What are some of your best memories of growing up in the area?:
Too many to list
Comment:
Guest:
1298
Date:
17-04-2014
Name:
Stefanie Raya
Location:
Cedar Park, TX
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?:
Hillcrest Heights ES, Camp Springs Christian, Crossland HS
When was the last time you were in the area?:
about 3 years ago
What are some of your best memories of growing up in the area?:
I lived on 23rd parkway court. We always had block parties. Knew everyone on my street!
Comment:
This is a great idea. I think about Marlow Heights and remember how big it seemed to me being a young person. Thanks for putting this together.
Guest:
1297
Date:
16-04-2014
Name:
Bob Marinshaw
Location:
Sun City, Calif.
Referred By:
A Link from Another Site
Were you originally from Marlow Heights or one of the surrounding communities?:
Grew up in SW Washington D.C. & moved to Camp Springs in 1952
What schools did you attend, and when?:
Temple Hills Elem.57-59, Surratts Jr. High 60-62, Surratts Sr. High 63-65
When was the last time you were in the area?:
1999
What are some of your best memories of growing up in the area?:
Growing up in a much simpler time, where neighbors talked.... not sued!!!
Comment:
We grew up in Camp Springs and I remember going almost everyday to the store at the intersection of Temple Hills Rd and Hagan Rd ( I believe it is a Laundromat now )to buy licorice and "chum gum" (3 sticks for a penny), Upper 10 & Dr Pepper in a bottle. Roy Rogers and Toys R Us (I was a manager there), Steak in a Sack, Pep Boys, Hecht Company, Jr. Hot Shoppes, Quonset Hut, Murrays Steaks, Guys N Dolls Pool Hall in Suitland, Marlow Theatre, Amoco Gas Station on the corner of Rte 5 & St. Barnabus, Ourisman Chevrolet, Kellys Drive In, Hillcrest Heights Shopping Center ( My Dad owned the TV and Bicycle repair shop. Meyers Liquor Store on Temple Hills Rd (I played little league baseball with Teddy & Ronnie Meyers)
Guest:
1296
Date:
14-04-2014
Name:
Sherece Gasaway
Location:
hillcrest
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?:
notre dame
When was the last time you were in the area?:
been a while
What are some of your best memories of growing up in the area?:
working at the movie theatre when i was 16
Comment:
remembering the fila store and baskin robbins
Guest:
1295
Date:
05-04-2014
Name:
Steve Fagan
Location:
Suitland, MD & New Port Richey,FL
Referred By:
Word of Mouth
Were you originally from Marlow Heights or one of the surrounding communities?:
Camp Springs / Temple Hills
What schools did you attend, and when?:
Taney / Crossland Class of '73
When was the last time you were in the area?:
Still here, for now.
What are some of your best memories of growing up in the area?:
Comment:
Guest:
1294
Date:
28-03-2014
Name:
Theresa Beach
Location:
United States
Referred By:
Word of Mouth
Were you originally from Marlow Heights or one of the surrounding communities?:
Old Branch Avenue
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:
My Uncle Tommy Hessler passed away last week from Cancer. As many of you knew him, I wanted to let you know that he will be laid to rest on Monday, March 31st at Resurrection Cemetary in Clinton, Maryland at 2:oo p.m. My mom Regina (Tommy's sister) is his only living relative and I am asking that if you should have any fond memories of Tommy - could you please share them so I may pass them along to my mom. Thank you so very much.
Guest:
1293
Date:
28-03-2014
Name:
Julia Godbey
Location:
La Plata MD
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Were you originally from Marlow Heights or one of the surrounding communities?:
Temple Hills
What schools did you attend, and when?:
Shugart Jr High, Potomac Sr High
When was the last time you were in the area?:
few yrs
What are some of your best memories of growing up in the area?:
Gateway Square/Fort Washington
Comment:
Just wanted to start by saying rest in peace to my dearest and best friend Sharon Church and my brother Kevin. God bless them. We had such a great time living in Gateway Sq. The parties on the "dirt road", the Topic House, hanging at the pool all summer, going to the Red Barn, memories, memories! Going to Fort Washington and hanging out w/friends or camping out at the quarries in West Va were some of the best times! Also the awesome concerts, the Who at Cap Center, Uriah Heep, Blue Oyster Cult, the Moody Blues at Baltimore Civic Ctr. And many more great groups. Those were the days! Well aft 25 yrs I finally found my besty from Gateway, Sharon Church, unfortunately I also found out she had lung cancer. I also aft 30 yrs finally found a very dear friend Bobby Baker. There are so many ppl that I havent seen or heard from in yrs! Mike Ray, Jim and Joe Huckstep, Jean and Brenda Perry, Kathy Godbee, Sharon Hogan, I could go on and on. I'm glad this site was created for MEMORIES! Live on RED TAG GANG!
Guest:
1292
Date:
14-03-2014
Name:
Howard Payne
Location:
Queenstown, MD
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Were you originally from Marlow Heights or one of the surrounding communities?:
Lived in Accokeek
What schools did you attend, and when?:
Friendly H.S.
When was the last time you were in the area?:
???
What are some of your best memories of growing up in the area?:
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Hi, I was searching for Dean Scuderi...I worked with him and for his Dad back around 1978-79... Every time I hear the song "Radar Love" by Golden Earing, I think of Dean...since I turned him on to the song. He was driving a beautiful Covette at the time...an orange color...what ever happened to Dean? Any ideas? Thanks in advance, Howard
Guest:
1291
Date:
14-03-2014
Name:
Sheila Reidy Gilbert
Location:
LaPlata, MD
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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?:
La Reine HS
When was the last time you were in the area?:
Couple months ago
What are some of your best memories of growing up in the area?:
Safe, Beautiful, Fun
Comment:
Came back to read up on new posts and walk down memory lane. I went to La Reine High School, Grad. 1966. Three brothers, and three sisters. Sharon, Mary, Madelyn, Francis (Dit) Timothy, Michael Reidy. This is just a small update, and I pray all from the "Old Stomping Ground" are doing well. I thank God Almighty that I grew up in this neighborhood, we were truly blessed. God's grace to all, Sheila
Guest:
1290
Date:
13-03-2014
Name:
Cam Martin
Location:
Maine
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Were you originally from Marlow Heights or one of the surrounding communities?:
Marlow Heights, lived on 28th Parkway
What schools did you attend, and when?:
Can't remember, but started was in first grade with Ms Salter
When was the last time you were in the area?:
Not since around 68
What are some of your best memories of growing up in the area?:
Pretending to be Batman with my firends
Comment:
I lived on 28th Parkway for first grade and moved to Oxen Hill for second. My brother was tragically run over by a car while we lived at 28th Parkway but is alive and well today. Lots of memories of playing Batman with my neighbors, whose father was an FBI agent. Remember playing with my boomerang in the median of the parkway.
Guest:
1289
Date:
11-03-2014
Name:
Troy Williams
Location:
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Were you originally from Marlow Heights or one of the surrounding communities?:
Marlow Heights
What schools did you attend, and when?:
Silver Hill Elem, 75-79
When was the last time you were in the area?:
2013
What are some of your best memories of growing up in the area?:
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I noticed someone made reference to Silver Hill Elementary and the three of the teachers. My teachers were, Mrs. Fitzwater - Kindergarten (75-76); Mrs. Pinkney - First grade (76-77; and Mrs. Elder in third grade (78-79). My apologies, but I cannot remember my second grade teacher. The only two names I can vividly remember are Troy Spencer and Antoine Page...both were classmates of mine.
Guest:
1288
Date:
24-02-2014
Name:
Rhonda Foster Simpson
Location:
so. maryland
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Were you originally from Marlow Heights or one of the surrounding communities?:
yes
What schools did you attend, and when?:
hillcrest heights elem.
When was the last time you were in the area?:
?
What are some of your best memories of growing up in the area?:
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Guest:
1287
Date:
17-02-2014
Name:
Mary Kendrick
Location:
Lexington Park, Maryland
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Were you originally from Marlow Heights or one of the surrounding communities?:
District Heights, Maryland
What schools did you attend, and when?:
BradburyHeightsElem.,DistrictHeightsElem.,FrancisScottKeyJuniorHigh,SuitlandSeniorHighyJunior High,SuitlandSeniorHigh
When was the last time you were in the area?:
Sometime in the late 70's
What are some of your best memories of growing up in the area?:
Hanging out with my friends, dressing block and being block and loving it. Doing a lot of riding around with boys (if my Mother and Father only knew). Always falling for the bad boys or the best dressers. Just hanging out a lot everywhere!
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Born in Washington, DC, but raised in PG County. Was a die hard Block, Redneck, etc. and only hung out with people like me. I remember me and my friends going to Marlow Heights Carnivals all the time for years. We met a lot of guys at Marlow Theater (old and new). We used to troll the Iverson Mall, Red Barn, Hot Shops, etc.. Hung out some in Suitland and the McDonalds and the Carnival's that used to come to the old Census Bureau. I did most of my running around in Capitol Heights and was in a gang called the Kings Thieves (Lol). I was really a good girl that used to get in a lot of trouble. I did all the same stuff that most rebellious teenagers did. When I was in the Kings Thieves we used to hang out a lot on T Street. Anybody that knows T Street knows that it was nothing but trouble. When I went to Bradbury Heights Elem., I had Mr. Cash in 5th grade and Mr. Palaneious (spelling?) in the 6th. Remember he ALWAYS picked his nose with his ink pens...gross! I also remember we had 1 black kid in my 6th grade class, can't remember his name, but we called him black boy and he was our friend and I liked him. We didn't know better back then. Such an uncool thing to do. After that, I ended up in Francis Scott Key and literally fought my way through and into Suitland Senior High. Seems there was a rumor that preceded me that told random girls I was looking for them (you know to fight). OMG...what we wouldn't do back then just to be considered cool. Like I said, I was a good girl that got in a lot of trouble, but now I know all the wonderful memories I made and would love to relive those days. If only....
Guest:
1286
Date:
17-02-2014
Name:
James Johnson
Location:
Upper Marlboro
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Were you originally from Marlow Heights or one of the surrounding communities?:
yes
What schools did you attend, and when?:
John Hanson 80-83... Potomac HS 83-86
When was the last time you were in the area?:
a week ago
What are some of your best memories of growing up in the area?:
shopping at Iverson Mall
Comment:
My parents remain in the area and I love the old memories there because it's much different now.
Guest:
1285
Date:
01-02-2014
Name:
Barbara Handley (now Fitch)
Location:
Vienna, Va
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Were you originally from Marlow Heights or one of the surrounding communities?:
was living in Glassmanor
What schools did you attend, and when?:
Forest Hgts Elem 1967, Shugart 1968-1971,Crossland 1972, Oxon Hill graduate 1974
When was the last time you were in the area?:
2014 (still have friends there)
What are some of your best memories of growing up in the area?:
hanging out w friends at Iverson Mall
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Guest:
1284
Date:
30-01-2014
Name:
Evelyn McClees
Location:
Las Vegas, NV
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Were you originally from Marlow Heights or one of the surrounding communities?:
Marlow Heights 61-67/ Hillcrest Hiegths 67-68
What schools did you attend, and when?:
Sandy Mount Elementary/ Hillcrest Height Elemenary
When was the last time you were in the area?:
Visited area around 6/2002
What are some of your best memories of growing up in the area?:
Friends and everyone liked to play in my Backyard, cuz my house had higher hill, more slope to roll down, Happy Memmorys of my Daddy when he was alive.
Comment:
(lived on Lyon St. walking distant to the Marlow Heights Mall my old house is painted yellow now, it was green when I lived there it was green. Also walked to the Safeway and sometimes to the A&P in the Hillcrest. Moved to Apartments just around the corner of my old house when my Daddy got real sick. Living on Lyon St in Marlow Heights was a Happy Time. Use to play with Maria and David Lopes, Billy Hayes Paul Charlie Blume and woul chat with his brother Alan when he was outside, their was Patrick and Timmy O'Neal around the corner. Remember this older girl Judy Gohiends (Spelling?)would tease the heck out of me. And one Linda.I think wanted us to undress our Barbies and GI Joe's and play Nudist Camp with them. allot of Childhood memorys.
Guest:
1283
Date:
22-01-2014
Name:
John Gilchrist
Location:
Alexandria Virginia
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Were you originally from Marlow Heights or one of the surrounding communities?:
yes. grew up in neighborhood behind Ihop, little Italy, arbys and dunkin donuts on st barnabas rd.
What schools did you attend, and when?:
st Philip the apostle 1963 to 1971Bishop Mcnamara 1972-73, Potomac Sr high 1974-76
When was the last time you were in the area?:
drove thru 1991
What are some of your best memories of growing up in the area?:
riding mini bikes & motorcycles in neighborhood and pits at end holly tree rd Partying dead end holly tree. also in pits w/friends. shooting pool and partying my house on sheldon ave.going to see friends band DC Star at various locations etc.
Comment:
Great time to grow up. Would love to get in touch with old friends
Guest:
1282
Date:
22-01-2014
Name:
Lynn Manor
Location:
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Were you originally from Marlow Heights or one of the surrounding communities?:
yes
What schools did you attend, and when?:
Sandy Mount and Benjamin Stoddard the 1970s
When was the last time you were in the area?:
What are some of your best memories of growing up in the area?:
The Carnival and hanging out at Steak in a Sack
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Guest:
1281
Date:
19-01-2014
Name:
Mike McCaffrey
Location:
Washington DC
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Were you originally from Marlow Heights or one of the surrounding communities?:
Suitland
What schools did you attend, and when?:
Andrew Jackson Middle and Suitland, 1972-76
When was the last time you were in the area?:
1982
What are some of your best memories of growing up in the area?:
Marlow Heights shopping center-the hobby shop, steak in the sack, Marlow Heights theater, and that old Duckpin Bowling Alley in Suitland
Comment:
While looking for some old photos of where I grew up, I stumbled onto your web site, I bought my first Chuck Taylors at Iverson Mall. I actually lived over in Oxen Hill before moving to Suitland so, I recall going to Marlow Heights as a little kid as well. The area was really nice then, though there were some rough areas-parts of Suitland, Coral Hills and Bradbury Heights by the time I left were sometimes rowdy places. Oh well, things change-my grandfather told me Suitland back before World War 2 was nice peaceful farm land, so it has been undergoing change for past 100 years. Nice site. Oh, no one believes me when I tell them about the sub culture that sprang up in some of that area-The Grits. I was friend's with some of them.
Guest:
1280
Date:
12-01-2014
Name:
Violet Douffas Collins
Location:
Apollo Beach Florida
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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?:
Stoddert and Crossland, class of '66
When was the last time you were in the area?:
Years ago
What are some of your best memories of growing up in the area?:
Safe neighbors and having freedom
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Guest:
1279
Date:
12-01-2014
Name:
Keith Mindel
Location:
Richmond VA
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Were you originally from Marlow Heights or one of the surrounding communities?:
Yes District Heights
What schools did you attend, and when?:
DH Elem, Francis Scott Key Jr. High, Suitland High 1969, Pg Comm. U of Md
When was the last time you were in the area?:
2013
What are some of your best memories of growing up in the area?:
MacDonalds Coral Hills, Sears Alabama Ave, Steak in a Sack, Gus & Johns, High School & College Tennis
Comment:
Great Site! At the ripe old age of 62, I was sitting at my computer eating a few Hershey Kisses when I had a flashback of my Dad driving his used 1956 Buick (probably around 1958 or 1959....but dates are a bit fuzzy) and handing me huge chunks of milk chocolate. Of course there was no such thing a seat belt then and parents had no clue about the effects of too much chocolate. I remember that there was a candy counter in a store near Hillcrest Heights (Long before Iverson Mall), maybe Hechts, that was the source of the unbelievably delicious chocolate. This caused me to remember that the shopping center was Marlow Heights, which inspired me to Google it, and I came across your site. Do you remember venturing to Coral Hills to the ONLY MacDonalds within a Gazillion miles and spending the exorbitant amount of $.45 for the best burger, fries, and chocolate shake on the planet? Cholesterol was non-existent in the 1950s, 1960s, and 1970s. Do you remember the Mighty Mo and Eddie Leonards in District Heights? Ralph Bucca Real Estate in District Heights (I graduated from Suitland High with his twin sons Paul and Steve)? I remember that rough Pool Hall near the DC line that had a fight break out about every 6 minutes...maybe Guys & Dolls? I remember that DC used to serve alcohol (beer & wine) to very young people.... maybe 18 year olds or less. I remember Malfunction Junction down below Clinton MD on Rte 5, where we lost a dear friend and neighbor in a horrific traffic accident. I remember when smoking didn't cause cancer (I never did smoke), professional baseball players played baseball because they loved the game, cursing would warrant a mouthful of soap, and women were an enigma (this will never change). While on this nostalgic trip through time, remember when even American Indians loved having a team like the Redskins. People weren't worried about political correctness. Even though people always had their own agendas, they weren't Right In Your Face with it. TV shows didn't cater the the extreme left. Gays, Lesbians, Angry Black People, Skinhead Nazis, Shock TV, Reality Shows, and every Whacko Political Group that nobody cares about, were the rare exception rathter than the rule. I really miss the "good old days" and wish that some of the values that we cherished could be experienced by people growing up now. When I was growing up, we amused ourselves by participating in sports, or exploring nature, or by hitting a rock with a stick! We didn't have play stations, and cell phone capable of starting a nuclear holocost, and the internet. As a kid, I was forced to go to Church, but am none the worse for the experience. I seem to be rambling, so I will say so long for now. Thank you for your Fantastic site and thank you for giving me the opportunity to think back on some great times. Regards, Keith
Guest:
1278
Date:
10-01-2014
Name:
Beth Schleh Towns
Location:
Long beach Mississippi
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Were you originally from Marlow Heights or one of the surrounding communities?:
Yes
What schools did you attend, and when?:
Hillcrest heights ES Greenvalley Elem Benjamin Stoddert jr high Potomac Senior High
When was the last time you were in the area?:
2002
What are some of your best memories of growing up in the area?:
Walking to the store with friends, hanging out at Iverson mall and the pizza pan at Hillcrest Heights shopping center
Comment:
Such great memories!! It was a great place to grow up so much to do and safe enough to walk everywhere!
Guest:
1277
Date:
07-01-2014
Name:
David M. Barber
Location:
United States
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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?:
Holy Family 1968-1976
When was the last time you were in the area?:
1988
What are some of your best memories of growing up in the area?:
many many
Comment:
went to Holy Family then St. Johns lived on Jameson St. North of the Iverson Mall about 8 blocks - walked to elementary school and drove to high school had a government job in 1986/87 and then moved to CA live in Los Angeles and get back twice a year.
Guest:
1276
Date:
04-01-2014
Name:
Kevin Owen
Location:
Bushwood,Md
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Were you originally from Marlow Heights or one of the surrounding communities?:
Yes
What schools did you attend, and when?:
Hillcrest Elem.and Benjamin Stoddert 1966 -1973
When was the last time you were in the area?:
1999
What are some of your best memories of growing up in the area?:
Good honest people!!
Comment:
I lived on the corner of St.Clair Dr.and Kenton Place. Our neighbors were the Sukontarac family. There were five of them and six in our family.
Guest:
1275
Date:
03-01-2014
Name:
dan eul
Location:
oklahoma city oklahoma
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Were you originally from Marlow Heights or one of the surrounding communities?:
no grew up in northwest new jersey till ten then moved tom oxon hill in 1975
What schools did you attend, and when?:
glassmanor ohjh ohsh friendly sr high
When was the last time you were in the area?:
20 years ago
What are some of your best memories of growing up in the area?:
chucks white high tops the girls being able to go anywhere and do anything
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Guest:
1274
Date:
02-01-2014
Name:
Theresa Trumbull Lewis
Location:
Leonardtown, Maryland
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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?:
Shugart, Oxon Hill, and Potomac
When was the last time you were in the area?:
Years ago
What are some of your best memories of growing up in the area?:
I remember walking Iverson St., Marlow heights shopping center, Iverson Mall, etc. I lived on Iverson St. In between 25th and 26th. I had family and friends up and down Iverson St. Good growing up there.
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Guest:
1273
Date:
31-12-2013
Name:
Cathy Drinkard Patterson
Location:
Saint Charles, MO
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Were you originally from Marlow Heights or one of the surrounding communities?:
I grew up Hillcrest Heights
What schools did you attend, and when?:
Hillcrest Heights Elementary and Benjamin Stoddard
When was the last time you were in the area?:
last year
What are some of your best memories of growing up in the area?:
Iverson Mall, good friends....Mary Ward, Debbie Davis, Melita Osborne, Vivian Osborne
Comment:
My father had died when I was in 3rd grade and we finally moved when I was in 9th grade to be near grandparents. I have been a nurse for 35 years and just published my first book "I Believe In Believing". I have wonderful memories of growing up in Hillcrest Heights. Wonderful schools, churches, parks and people....fun memories!