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Kevin Laurie Kevin Laurie from Boise, Idaho wrote on November 1, 2016 at 3:11 pm
I am looking for photos of the way we dressed, 3, 5, 7 plus pairs of the colorful sweatsocks, banlon shirts, works or bags pants, chucks (chuck Taylor shoes, Peters jaccess, slicked back hair! 2nd the other side- long hair, bellbottom jeans, silk (nylon ) shirts ect...
Cindy D Beck Cindy D Beck from Thurmont wrote on September 26, 2016 at 8:09 am
I remember Roy Roger's in the Mall and it was cafeteria style. My son now works at Roy Roger's here in Thurmont, Maryland. My grandparents lived down from Iverson Mall. Across from a shopping center, can't remember the name. But it had Woolworth on the end. When I was little me and granddad would walk over to bakery and get me 6 glazed donuts and then in afternoon would walk back over to get me Lemon Custard ice cream cone from Highs. My granddad would say scan the parking lot for coins. To this day I do that. I also remember a little restaurant right next to Hecht Company store on bottom level next to garden center of Hecht Company. All I can say is those were the Good Days. Many many GREAT memories I was always told that my cousins the Latimers owned all that land where the Mall and Shopping Center are before they sold it to them. Also remember my Dad went to bank on Friday night, Citizens Bank. Still remember their catchy radio tune. Sheehy Ford is where we bought our cars. Remember the big Cougar at dealership too.
Larry Medley Larry Medley from Bowie, Md. wrote on September 18, 2016 at 5:09 pm
The era that we grew up in was the BEST. We had the best music, the best trends, the best parents, the best neighborhoods, the best amusement parks, the best everything.
Jerry Policicchio Jerry Policicchio from Williamsburg Va wrote on July 4, 2016 at 12:07 am
I would Like to have a Marlow Heights reunion
Mark williams Mark williams from Burtonsville, Md wrote on June 11, 2016 at 12:06 pm
I lived in Birchwood city and went to Potomac Sr High school graduated in 1976. Best time ever alot of good memories looking forward to seeing everyone at are reunion
Sara Sara from NULL wrote on February 27, 2016 at 4:02 am
Helen Mull Helen Mull from Deltona, Florida wrote on February 20, 2016 at 8:02 pm
Love your site
Michael W Stillwell Michael W Stillwell wrote on February 3, 2016 at 10:02 pm
Tom Trezise Tom Trezise from NULL wrote on January 31, 2016 at 8:01 pm
Jan Hensley Bentley Jan Hensley Bentley from West Melbourne, Florida wrote on January 25, 2016 at 5:01 pm
Hi Chuck, I just joined your Marlow Heights group and in one of your post you asked, "Whatever happened to the Blocks?" In my opinion it was drugs, the summer of Woodstock and Vietnam. I went to Potomac in 70 and 71 (in 72, my parents sent me to live in Florida for my senior year). I lived at Marlow Madison apartments and went to Hillcrest Heights (4th & 5th) and Silver Hill elementary (6th), Benjamin Stoddert Jr. High (7th) and then John Hanson Jr. High (8th & 9th), when we moved to the Alpine apartments. In my opinion, things started changing when we saw the older guys, who we had looked up to and emulated, go from recreational drugs (pot) to Quaaludes, Reds and shooting heroin. Driving a friend to the Methadone clinic was an everyday occurrence back then. Things got really bad drug-wise in Hillcrest around 70-72 and I believe the younger ones, like myself, saw it as a dead-end street and we wanted out. I also believe that our parents, most of whom were blue collar workers, wanted us to go to college and create a better life for ourselves. Both of my parents worked outside the home and we lived in a rented apartment! After the summer of Woodstock (August 1969), when the infamous Life magazine issue came out and going forward to the Kent State shootings (May 1970) things really started changing. Literally overnight the Blocks and Collegians merged. We started listening to rock in addition to our beloved Motown. The school dress codes were dropped and we (girls and boys) were allowed to wear jeans (before girls had to wear dresses). With Viet Nam raging, going to anti-war protest in DC took center stage over rumbles/fights in front of Murphy's with baseball bats. We weren't really becoming hippies, but we'd found a new way of expressing ourselves and we started channeling our teenage angst in a different direction. The world changed and Hillcrest Heights and Marlow Heights changed with it (we were no longer an insulated little neighborhood). Personally, I believe we remember those times as the best years of our lives because it's the only time in our lives when our friends knew us for who we truly were and still accepted us. You can take the girl out of Hillcrest Heights, but you can't take the Hillcrest Heights out of the girl! Jan Hensley Bentley
John Hutton John Hutton from New Mexico wrote on January 9, 2016 at 12:01 am
Bill McCown Bill McCown from Monroe, Louisiana wrote on November 30, 2015 at 7:11 am
Thanks for the memories. Those were amazing times of music, love, laughs, and courage.
Jim Neiman Jim Neiman from Catonsville, MD wrote on October 2, 2015 at 10:10 pm
Sharon "Bates" Dvorak Sharon "Bates" Dvorak from Maryland wrote on September 13, 2015 at 2:09 am
Marlow Heights was such a great place to grow up. We stayed outside as much as possible and neighbors were really neighbors. Summer evenings we visited from porch to porch...no one had A/C and it was cooler and more fun that way. We rode bikes and roller skated out on the street our doors were not locked with fear of crime ever. More memories....Woolworth spending allowance with a friend to share a strawberry sundae, Hot Shops on Sunday, Hobby Shop...The park making summer crafts with friends, walking home from school in the spring from Hillcrest Heights...it was the kind of childhood everyone should have!
Gary Grissett Gary Grissett from Waldorf, Md. wrote on September 8, 2015 at 8:09 pm
Before Iverson mall was there I remember the circus elephants were kept in the field tied to tree stumps. At Easter, the baby ducks and chicks at G.C.Murphys. Sandymount Elementary. We made a time capsule and buried it under a tree in the yard.
Charles Lee Charles Lee from Mascotte, FL wrote on July 30, 2015 at 11:31 am
I would love to reconnect with the friends I had back at Sandymount Elementary (1964-65) Sandymount gave me so great memories.
Clive Lugmayer Clive Lugmayer from south carolina wrote on July 27, 2015 at 4:34 pm
Lived in the area from 1971 to 1996. I worked at the K Mart at Marlow Heights center 1975 to 76 and if you walked in there you most likely saw me as I was the assistant manager of the midway and often stood at the security podium at the front door... pumped gas at the Amaco across from the pizza hut and the kenneys shoe store just down from the fire dept on Woodyard road in clinton and its sister station down 301 where rt a and 401 joined up, just on the right across from the Sunoco station. K Mart was its' own little Payton Place.... we dated, loved and hated each other over the 1 1/2 years I was there and I am sure it didn't change! We went streaking down at Tantalon Estates near Ft Washington... did a lot of necking there,too. I remember in 72 when we marched from Decatur Jr High to Crossland HS to demonstrate against bussing... we burned a small bus in protest. I was on the bullhorn a few times to rouse up the crowd. Got a 3 day suspension from Decatur too! If you remember the Donkey Basketball Game in 76 at CHS then you saw me score the winning basket against the faculty! I was looking for a few good names on here, but this is cool to wander back in time.
Joy Jenkins Joy Jenkins wrote on July 22, 2015 at 12:21 am
Wow this site was a special find. I lived in Hillcrest Heights and Marlow Heights in the late sixties early seventies. My brother Mackie Jenkins met many friends that he kept even when he moved away. My first job was at Steak Ina Sack owned by Zack and his son and Ray and Eric were the cooks there. Ray was also of Arabian descent as the owner was and they found him a wife who became a waitress there so he could legally become a citizen. Wonder if they are still together. Oh lord or even alive since that was over 40 years ago. Kind if went back in time there for a minute. I use to hang out at Iverson Mall a lot and loved those pickles in a barrel at International Food store there I dated a few times Steve Youmans and one if those leather jacket cool guys name Murphy and forgot the other one. Lol. I went to Potomac High but have no memory of that school at all. I hung out at the bowling alley a few times and almost got in trouble there big time. Won't even go into that one. Lol. When I lived in Marlow Heights ran away from home to Michigan and when I came home to help my mother they were living in Hillctest Heights at that time. I use to miss my mountain home and would actually jump on St Barnabas Rd(i think that is the name)and hitch hike several times to go there which was a hundred miles away. Crazy now that I think of it. Don't think I liked the city much but I made a lot of good memories there with a few bad ones. Such is life. Thanks for the flashback
Allen Allen wrote on July 15, 2015 at 4:52 pm
Great site! Lots of memories. Anyway, I now work a part-time retirement job delivering and picking up equipment for major construction sites. The job has me going everywhere. I went by, what used to be, Landover Mall. Gone! Evidently it got torn down around 2008 or so. Even the sears is gone. It was built in 1972! That brought back a lot of memories. The Farrells (sp?) Ice Cream shop, the 6 movie theaters, Spencers, etc. We would have birthday parties up there. Parents would dump us off and we'd run amuck then catch a movie. It got us out of the house for at least half the day. So, within my lifetime of 56 years, I've seen the Cap. Center go up and go down, along with Landover Mall. But, Iverson Mall and Marlow Heights are still there. Don't know what's inside, but it still stands. Has anyone been in Iverson Mall? Thanks (again) for the memories. Allen
Paul Thompson Paul Thompson from San Diego, CA wrote on July 12, 2015 at 2:48 pm
I remember racing cars down Pennsylvania Avenue and going to the Hobby Shop in Marlow Heights. I knew some friends that lived in the apartments at Dennis Grove. I also remember driving to Raymond's Liquor in DC to buy beer because you only needed to be 18. When I turned 21 they lowered the age to 18 in Maryland. I couldn't win. On the way there we passed the Quonset Hut, some sort of nightclub.

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Kevin Laurie Kevin Laurie from Boise, Idaho wrote on November 1, 2016 at 3:11 pm
I am looking for photos of the way we dressed, 3, 5, 7 plus pairs of the colorful sweatsocks, banlon shirts, works or bags pants, chucks (chuck Taylor shoes, Peters jaccess, slicked back hair! 2nd the other side- long hair, bellbottom jeans, silk (nylon ) shirts ect…
Cindy D Beck Cindy D Beck from Thurmont wrote on September 26, 2016 at 8:09 am
I remember Roy Roger's in the Mall and it was cafeteria style. My son now works at Roy Roger's here in Thurmont, Maryland. My grandparents lived down from Iverson Mall. Across from a shopping center, can't remember the name. But it had Woolworth on the end. When I was little me and granddad would walk over to bakery and get me 6 glazed donuts and then in afternoon would walk back over to get me Lemon Custard ice cream cone from Highs. My granddad would say scan the parking lot for coins. To this day I do that. I also remember a little restaurant right next to Hecht Company store on bottom level next to garden center of Hecht Company. All I can say is those were the Good Days. Many many GREAT memories I was always told that my cousins the Latimers owned all that land where the Mall and Shopping Center are before they sold it to them. Also remember my Dad went to bank on Friday night, Citizens Bank. Still remember their catchy radio tune. Sheehy Ford is where we bought our cars. Remember the big Cougar at dealership too.
Larry Medley Larry Medley from Bowie, Md. wrote on September 18, 2016 at 5:09 pm
The era that we grew up in was the BEST. We had the best music, the best trends, the best parents, the best neighborhoods, the best amusement parks, the best everything.
Jerry Policicchio Jerry Policicchio from Williamsburg Va wrote on July 4, 2016 at 12:07 am
I would Like to have a Marlow Heights reunion
Mark williams Mark williams from Burtonsville, Md wrote on June 11, 2016 at 12:06 pm
I lived in Birchwood city and went to Potomac Sr High school graduated in 1976. Best time ever alot of good memories looking forward to seeing everyone at are reunion
Sara Sara from NULL wrote on February 27, 2016 at 4:02 am
Helen Mull Helen Mull from Deltona, Florida wrote on February 20, 2016 at 8:02 pm
Love your site
Michael W Stillwell Michael W Stillwell wrote on February 3, 2016 at 10:02 pm
Tom Trezise Tom Trezise from NULL wrote on January 31, 2016 at 8:01 pm
Jan Hensley Bentley Jan Hensley Bentley from West Melbourne, Florida wrote on January 25, 2016 at 5:01 pm
Hi Chuck, I just joined your Marlow Heights group and in one of your post you asked, "Whatever happened to the Blocks?" In my opinion it was drugs, the summer of Woodstock and Vietnam. I went to Potomac in 70 and 71 (in 72, my parents sent me to live in Florida for my senior year). I lived at Marlow Madison apartments and went to Hillcrest Heights (4th & 5th) and Silver Hill elementary (6th), Benjamin Stoddert Jr. High (7th) and then John Hanson Jr. High (8th & 9th), when we moved to the Alpine apartments. In my opinion, things started changing when we saw the older guys, who we had looked up to and emulated, go from recreational drugs (pot) to Quaaludes, Reds and shooting heroin. Driving a friend to the Methadone clinic was an everyday occurrence back then. Things got really bad drug-wise in Hillcrest around 70-72 and I believe the younger ones, like myself, saw it as a dead-end street and we wanted out. I also believe that our parents, most of whom were blue collar workers, wanted us to go to college and create a better life for ourselves. Both of my parents worked outside the home and we lived in a rented apartment! After the summer of Woodstock (August 1969), when the infamous Life magazine issue came out and going forward to the Kent State shootings (May 1970) things really started changing. Literally overnight the Blocks and Collegians merged. We started listening to rock in addition to our beloved Motown. The school dress codes were dropped and we (girls and boys) were allowed to wear jeans (before girls had to wear dresses). With Viet Nam raging, going to anti-war protest in DC took center stage over rumbles/fights in front of Murphy's with baseball bats. We weren't really becoming hippies, but we'd found a new way of expressing ourselves and we started channeling our teenage angst in a different direction. The world changed and Hillcrest Heights and Marlow Heights changed with it (we were no longer an insulated little neighborhood). Personally, I believe we remember those times as the best years of our lives because it's the only time in our lives when our friends knew us for who we truly were and still accepted us. You can take the girl out of Hillcrest Heights, but you can't take the Hillcrest Heights out of the girl! Jan Hensley Bentley
John Hutton John Hutton from New Mexico wrote on January 9, 2016 at 12:01 am
Bill McCown Bill McCown from Monroe, Louisiana wrote on November 30, 2015 at 7:11 am
Thanks for the memories. Those were amazing times of music, love, laughs, and courage.
Jim Neiman Jim Neiman from Catonsville, MD wrote on October 2, 2015 at 10:10 pm
Sharon "Bates" Dvorak Sharon "Bates" Dvorak from Maryland wrote on September 13, 2015 at 2:09 am
Marlow Heights was such a great place to grow up. We stayed outside as much as possible and neighbors were really neighbors. Summer evenings we visited from porch to porch…no one had A/C and it was cooler and more fun that way. We rode bikes and roller skated out on the street our doors were not locked with fear of crime ever. More memories….Woolworth spending allowance with a friend to share a strawberry sundae, Hot Shops on Sunday, Hobby Shop…The park making summer crafts with friends, walking home from school in the spring from Hillcrest Heights…it was the kind of childhood everyone should have!
Gary Grissett Gary Grissett from Waldorf, Md. wrote on September 8, 2015 at 8:09 pm
Before Iverson mall was there I remember the circus elephants were kept in the field tied to tree stumps. At Easter, the baby ducks and chicks at G.C.Murphys. Sandymount Elementary. We made a time capsule and buried it under a tree in the yard.
Charles Lee Charles Lee from Mascotte, FL wrote on July 30, 2015 at 11:31 am
I would love to reconnect with the friends I had back at Sandymount Elementary (1964-65) Sandymount gave me so great memories.
Clive Lugmayer Clive Lugmayer from south carolina wrote on July 27, 2015 at 4:34 pm
Lived in the area from 1971 to 1996. I worked at the K Mart at Marlow Heights center 1975 to 76 and if you walked in there you most likely saw me as I was the assistant manager of the midway and often stood at the security podium at the front door… pumped gas at the Amaco across from the pizza hut and the kenneys shoe store just down from the fire dept on Woodyard road in clinton and its sister station down 301 where rt a and 401 joined up, just on the right across from the Sunoco station. K Mart was its' own little Payton Place…. we dated, loved and hated each other over the 1 1/2 years I was there and I am sure it didn't change! We went streaking down at Tantalon Estates near Ft Washington… did a lot of necking there,too. I remember in 72 when we marched from Decatur Jr High to Crossland HS to demonstrate against bussing… we burned a small bus in protest. I was on the bullhorn a few times to rouse up the crowd. Got a 3 day suspension from Decatur too! If you remember the Donkey Basketball Game in 76 at CHS then you saw me score the winning basket against the faculty! I was looking for a few good names on here, but this is cool to wander back in time.
Joy Jenkins Joy Jenkins wrote on July 22, 2015 at 12:21 am
Wow this site was a special find. I lived in Hillcrest Heights and Marlow Heights in the late sixties early seventies. My brother Mackie Jenkins met many friends that he kept even when he moved away. My first job was at Steak Ina Sack owned by Zack and his son and Ray and Eric were the cooks there. Ray was also of Arabian descent as the owner was and they found him a wife who became a waitress there so he could legally become a citizen. Wonder if they are still together. Oh lord or even alive since that was over 40 years ago. Kind if went back in time there for a minute. I use to hang out at Iverson Mall a lot and loved those pickles in a barrel at International Food store there I dated a few times Steve Youmans and one if those leather jacket cool guys name Murphy and forgot the other one. Lol. I went to Potomac High but have no memory of that school at all. I hung out at the bowling alley a few times and almost got in trouble there big time. Won't even go into that one. Lol. When I lived in Marlow Heights ran away from home to Michigan and when I came home to help my mother they were living in Hillctest Heights at that time. I use to miss my mountain home and would actually jump on St Barnabas Rd(i think that is the name)and hitch hike several times to go there which was a hundred miles away. Crazy now that I think of it. Don't think I liked the city much but I made a lot of good memories there with a few bad ones. Such is life. Thanks for the flashback
Allen Allen wrote on July 15, 2015 at 4:52 pm
Great site! Lots of memories. Anyway, I now work a part-time retirement job delivering and picking up equipment for major construction sites. The job has me going everywhere. I went by, what used to be, Landover Mall. Gone! Evidently it got torn down around 2008 or so. Even the sears is gone. It was built in 1972! That brought back a lot of memories. The Farrells (sp?) Ice Cream shop, the 6 movie theaters, Spencers, etc. We would have birthday parties up there. Parents would dump us off and we'd run amuck then catch a movie. It got us out of the house for at least half the day. So, within my lifetime of 56 years, I've seen the Cap. Center go up and go down, along with Landover Mall. But, Iverson Mall and Marlow Heights are still there. Don't know what's inside, but it still stands. Has anyone been in Iverson Mall? Thanks (again) for the memories. Allen
Paul Thompson Paul Thompson from San Diego, CA wrote on July 12, 2015 at 2:48 pm
I remember racing cars down Pennsylvania Avenue and going to the Hobby Shop in Marlow Heights. I knew some friends that lived in the apartments at Dennis Grove. I also remember driving to Raymond's Liquor in DC to buy beer because you only needed to be 18. When I turned 21 they lowered the age to 18 in Maryland. I couldn't win. On the way there we passed the Quonset Hut, some sort of nightclub.
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