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Date:

06/27/2011

Guest:

271 (Reference ID: 1836605)

Name:

jay dayton

Email Address:

None

Location:

None

Referred By:

A Link from Another Site

Were you originally from Marlow Heights or one of the surrounding communities?:

no

What schools did you attend, and when?:

Thomas Addison Elemen(Oxon Hill)

When was the last time you were in the area?:

Last week

What are some of your best memories of growing up in the area?:

my first job at 14 was at the IHOP on St Baranbas Rd. It is still there in MH. We would hitchhike regulary from OH to Iverson Mall

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Date:

06/23/2011

Guest:

272 (Reference ID: 1836470)

Name:

Eric Schwab

Email Address:

eschwab@rgv.rr.com

Location:

Brownsville, Texas

Referred By:

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Were you originally from Marlow Heights or one of the surrounding communities?:

N/A

What schools did you attend, and when?:

N/A

When was the last time you were in the area?:

N/A

What are some of your best memories of growing up in the area?:

N/A

Comments:

I lived in Marlow Heights in the mid-late '60's. I loved Steak in a Sack. Haven't seen one since. I was combing Google looking for copycat or original recipes to no avail and ran across your site that said "Make the original." Couldn't find it.

Any direction you can point me to would be appreciated.

What a shock to see a site about a place I lived for some very memorable years of my life.

Eric Schwab

 

 

 

Date:

06/22/2011

Guest:

273 (Reference ID: 1836433)

Name:

Joan Travers (JET) Ericksen

Email Address:

joanericksen7@yahoo.com

Location:

Rockledge/Cocoa Beach

Referred By:

A Link from Another Site

Were you originally from Marlow Heights or one of the surrounding communities?:

I'm a "Service Brat" my dad retired from AF though. Lived on Dodge La., Camp Springs, Md. during teen years.

What schools did you attend, and when?:

Taney Jr. HS, & Crossland Sr. HS, '66-'69

When was the last time you were in the area?:

Class of '69 reunited for their "60th Birthday Celebration" (33 classmates) @ Solomom's Is., Jun. 10th - 12th, 2011.

What are some of your best memories of growing up in the area?:

Walking the "Mall" guy watching, meeting @ the Hotshoppes parking lot 2 see where the party was happening & driving there. Fistailing, doing donuts, & cruising the back roads 2 parks. Fort Washington by the Potomac, walking up & running down the Wa

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Date:

06/21/2011

Guest:

274 (Reference ID: 1836423)

Name:

Lydia Coleman

Email Address:

lcoleman@ctnet.com

Location:

Charlottesville VA

Referred By:

Word of Mouth

Were you originally from Marlow Heights or one of the surrounding communities?:

Oxon Hill

What schools did you attend, and when?:

Shugart '71, Potomac '74

When was the last time you were in the area?:

1979

What are some of your best memories of growing up in the area?:

My neighborhood Clayton Dr near PHS

Comments:

Please include me on any mailings - email : lcoleman@ctnet.com
I plan to come to the October 29, 2011 reunion (Jim Fogarty forwarded the info). Please keep me updated closer to the time. If I suggested the Prime Rib from the Hot Shoppes/Marriott Cafeteria in Marlow Heights Shopping Center - would I be pushing it?
Thanks, Lydia Coleman (graduated Potomac'74 Lydia Trbovich)

 

 

 

Date:

06/14/2011

Guest:

275 (Reference ID: 1836154)

Name:

Diane Leo

Email Address:

dianesherbgarden@aol.com

Location:

San Diego

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?:

Stoddert, Potomac

When was the last time you were in the area?:

june 2011

What are some of your best memories of growing up in the area?:

Playing in the street

Comments:

I remember so much from my childhood on 27th Avenue down the street from Benjamin Stoddert. I always watched clothing trends even from the time of being a young child. My brother and sisters would be at school and being the youngest I would watch everyone walking home from Stoddert. I remember the guys wearing Mac pants, banlons and high top chucks. The girls would tease their hair, wear long leather jackets, dangly earrings with a ball on the end , fishnet stockings and slingback shoes. My big sister wore that look with the frosty lipstick until my parents decided that fishnet stockings looked trashy and put her back in Catholic school.
People in the neighborhood probably remember my dad for two reasons: 1) The kids would fall into our hedges on their way home from school and my dad would chase them up the street screaming obscenities at them except my middle sister who was able to clear those hedges , easily jumping over them without ever touching them. (She was voted Most Athletic at Stoddert). And the number 2 reason ( a much more beautiful reason)you would remember my dad is he would practice clarinet with the window open in the summer and you could hear it all the way up the street. He played in the President's Band (Marine) and we are honored to have a pic of JFK with my dad sitting in behind him holding his claranet.
There is so much to say but I will leave it there for now.

 

 

 

Date:

06/13/2011

Guest:

276 (Reference ID: 1836136)

Name:

Christine Marshall

Email Address:

cmmagee@bellsouth.net

Location:

Ocean Springs, MS

Referred By:

Word of Mouth

Were you originally from Marlow Heights or one of the surrounding communities?:

District Heights

What schools did you attend, and when?:

Mount Calvary (1968); LaReine HS (1972)

When was the last time you were in the area?:

1985

What are some of your best memories of growing up in the area?:

too many

Comments:

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Date:

06/08/2011

Guest:

277 (Reference ID: 1835974)

Name:

old timer

Email Address:

null@nospam.com

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, Shugart, Potomac

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?:

too many

Comments:

Some sad news - in or around July the old Safeway at Hillcrest Heights Shopping Center (2346 Iverson Street) will be closing permanently. The number for the store is (301) 423-6464 if you have questions. I don't have any further information yet. Still have relatives in the old neighborhood and word is spreading. The pharmacy department within the store has already closed. Sad to see this remnant from the past leaving us. Many of us got our first jobs there. If anyone has time to take some photos, please share them with us.

 

 

 

Date:

05/26/2011

Guest:

278 (Reference ID: 1835491)

Name:

John Brennan

Email Address:

jbrenntn@gmail.com

Location:

Camp Springs then Nashville now

Referred By:

A Link from Another Site

Were you originally from Marlow Heights or one of the surrounding communities?:

Oh yeah

What schools did you attend, and when?:

Camp Springs, Bradburry Heights, Roger B Taney, Crosslands

When was the last time you were in the area?:

1996

What are some of your best memories of growing up in the area?:

Iverson Mall, Red Barn, Lums, Woodies, Ouruisnan, on and on

Comments:

Amazing...thank you

 

 

 

Date:

05/25/2011

Guest:

279 (Reference ID: 1835419)

Name:

Marcel Scuderi

Email Address:

mmarscud@hotmail.com

Location:

United States

Referred By:

Word of Mouth

Were you originally from Marlow Heights or one of the surrounding communities?:

Camp Springs

What schools did you attend, and when?:

Central High... 1974 Got Bussed

When was the last time you were in the area?:

2006

What are some of your best memories of growing up in the area?:

Working for my dad in the summer

Comments:

I used to go to Marlow Heights a lot. My dad and his brother helped build it, Alfred and Frank Scuderi. This is a great site and I am happy to see it.

 

 

 

Date:

05/23/2011

Guest:

280 (Reference ID: 1835339)

Name:

Joseph Dee

Email Address:

freeforlife1943@yahoo.com

Location:

Fredrick county

Referred By:

Search Engine

Were you originally from Marlow Heights or one of the surrounding communities?:

no

What schools did you attend, and when?:

mackin high 1962

When was the last time you were in the area?:

april

What are some of your best memories of growing up in the area?:

didn't grow up there but knew a few people around there.

Comments:

What were the names of the father and son who owned barber shop in Marlow Heights shopping. Italian guys. The old man spoke broken english. The son had black hair, kind of a Dean Martin look. Is the son still around? Really nice guys.

 

 

 

Date:

05/19/2011

Guest:

281 (Reference ID: 1835206)

Name:

Darrell Jenkins

Email Address:

djayjenk@yahoo.com

Location:

Las Vegas

Referred By:

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Were you originally from Marlow Heights or one of the surrounding communities?:

Hyattsville, MD

What schools did you attend, and when?:

DeMatha Catholic/High Point

When was the last time you were in the area?:

This month

What are some of your best memories of growing up in the area?:

Everything

Comments:

I have a collection of 50's, 60's and 70's music. I also have commercials and so forth. I always remember "Ralph Brown Buick" commercials and "Battlin' Burt Lustine" amoung others. While searching for Ralph Brown, I discovered your site. I love it!!!

 

 

 

Date:

05/17/2011

Guest:

282 (Reference ID: 1835117)

Name:

Sue

Email Address:

sjnovotny@verizon.net

Location:

Waldorf, MD

Referred By:

Word of Mouth

Were you originally from Marlow Heights or one of the surrounding communities?:

Oxon Hill (moved there in 1965)

What schools did you attend, and when?:

Oxon Hill Class of 1968

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?:

Friends

Comments:

I moved to Oxon Hill in 1965 when I was in 9th grade. I worked at Hecht company in Marlow Heights for several years while attending college. I shopped alot at Marlow Heights and Iverson Mall. It was fun seeing the photos you put together on this web site. Although it was MANY years ago, I remember alot of it. I used to eat at Red Barn, but might not have remember what it was called until seeing it on the site.

 

 

 

Date:

05/15/2011

Guest:

283 (Reference ID: 1835005)

Name:

Pam

Email Address:

whitehorse@hawaii.rr.com

Location:

United States

Referred By:

Word of Mouth

Were you originally from Marlow Heights or one of the surrounding communities?:

Oxon Hill

What schools did you attend, and when?:

John Hanson Jr. High and Oxon Hill Sr. High 1972

When was the last time you were in the area?:

2010

What are some of your best memories of growing up in the area?:

As a treat my parents would take us to Hot Shoppes for a hot fudge sundae.

Comments:

Wow, you have brought some great memories! Red Barn, Hot Shoppe, Iverson Mall with woodies, wards, and so much more. My boyfriend was a 'block' and I still have my peters jacket!! Great site.

 

 

 

Date:

05/13/2011

Guest:

284 (Reference ID: 1834938)

Name:

nancy kelly

Email Address:

kellynancy1949@yahoo.com

Location:

Gretna, Va

Referred By:

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Were you originally from Marlow Heights or one of the surrounding communities?:

Deer Park Heights

What schools did you attend, and when?:

sandy mount, benj stoddart crossland hs

When was the last time you were in the area?:

2003

What are some of your best memories of growing up in the area?:

all

Comments:

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Date:

05/11/2011

Guest:

285 (Reference ID: 1834784)

Name:

Kim Harloff

Email Address:

kcharloff@hotmail.com

Location:

Otsego County, New York

Referred By:

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Were you originally from Marlow Heights or one of the surrounding communities?:

Yeppers

What schools did you attend, and when?:

Green Valley 60-64, Stoddert 65-68. Crossland 69, Potomac 70-71

When was the last time you were in the area?:

July 1993

What are some of your best memories of growing up in the area?:

Leading bibycle expeditions to Marlow Heights and Eastover

Comments:

I have a previous entry. I'm looking for elementary school group photos, especially from Miss Hudson's class, Mr. Colabucci's class, Mr. Taylor's class, and Mrs, Jordan's class.

If you have one, email me for my address and sent it in a tube or stiff envelope so I can photocopy it for the website and then return it to you.

Remember the ant farm in the new edition hall window that allowed us to observe the ants and write reports on their behavior?

 

 

 

Date:

05/10/2011

Guest:

286 (Reference ID: 1834743)

Name:

Brenda Thompson Mack

Email Address:

walnutgrove1@cox.net

Location:

Vinton VA

Referred By:

Word of Mouth

Were you originally from Marlow Heights or one of the surrounding communities?:

No. California

What schools did you attend, and when?:

Silver Hill Elementary, Benjamin Stoddard, Potomac Senior

When was the last time you were in the area?:

It's been years now.

What are some of your best memories of growing up in the area?:

He knows!

Comments:

I'm looking for Eileen Gray. Can anyone help?

 

 

 

Date:

05/09/2011

Guest:

287 (Reference ID: 1834729)

Name:

Danny Coleman

Email Address:

dancole@live.com

Location:

None

Referred By:

Word of Mouth

Were you originally from Marlow Heights or one of the surrounding communities?:

Lived in Hillcrest Heights

What schools did you attend, and when?:

N/A

When was the last time you were in the area?:

1980

What are some of your best memories of growing up in the area?:

friends, the mall, my volvo 122S,drug fair, movie theater, the Rec Center, Jr Hot Shopps, Pizza Pan, Those were some good times!

Comments:

We moved to Hillcrest heights around 1969-70. Moved around 1978. It was safe enough to walk the streets at night. Does anyone know what happened to Gary Wilson? or Tommy Wilson? They lived right next to the mall off of Iverson St. They worked for Roy Cummings Painting Co. next to the Mall. Gary Married Terry Ketchall. She had a sister named Pam. Not sure if I spelled the name right.

 

 

 

Date:

05/04/2011

Guest:

288 (Reference ID: 1834514)

Name:

John Damba

Email Address:

snout5@verizon.net

Location:

La Plata, MD

Referred By:

Search Engine

Were you originally from Marlow Heights or one of the surrounding communities?:

Hillcrest

What schools did you attend, and when?:

Holy Family '71, Potomac '75

When was the last time you were in the area?:

Last week

What are some of your best memories of growing up in the area?:

N/A

Comments:

I've posted videos of all three of the reunion dances on YouTube. Click link below to view these. See if you see yourself, or recognize any former classmates.

http://www.youtube.com/results?search_query=damba5+marlow&aq=f

 

 

 

Date:

05/03/2011

Guest:

289 (Reference ID: 1834446)

Name:

Genie Buckingham

Email Address:

tonerlaw@tampabay.rr.com

Location:

Spring Hill, FL

Referred By:

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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?:

Temple Hills Elementary 1966-1972

When was the last time you were in the area?:

Few years ago

What are some of your best memories of growing up in the area?:

N/A

Comments:

My mom worked at the information booth at Iverson Mall. I would roam the mall unsupervised at age 9 & 10. I came in second place in a Hot Wheels Derby there in 1971. At the mall, there was always some little kid getting lost from his/her mom, and someone would bring the kid to the information booth. Moms would not be in a panic like they would today in losing thier kid. Sometimes they were downright mad at the kid, nevermind worried at all. There was a pet store there at the mall that sold mynah birds and monkeys, among other animals. This was my favorite hangout at the mall while I waited for my mom to get off of work. Temple Hills -- we would walk up Spring Terrace and down St. Barnabas Rd to High's. If you were lucky you'd find a bottle to return for an extra nickel. Twenty-five cents would get you a nice soda and snack, then you would walk home, over the Beltway overpass and back up Spring Terrace (or was it Spring Dr.?) There were kids all over the neighborhood, playing ball in the streets, playing in each other's yards, etc. I lived there until 1972 when I was in 5th grade, and my family moved to Florida.

 

 

 

Date:

04/27/2011

Guest:

290 (Reference ID: 1834257)

Name:

Anne (Peluzzo) Groves

Email Address:

eargroves@comcast.net

Location:

Waldorf

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, LaReine, PG Community College

When was the last time you were in the area?:

Still in the area

What are some of your best memories of growing up in the area?:

Going to Red Barn, hanging out at Iverson Mall shopping with girlfriends

Comments:

Those were the days..hanging out with our friends, having a good time, and just being kids. I remember working for the Star Newspaper, selling subscriptions over the phones, working three hours a night and three on Saturday morning, that was sweet. We worked over in a building in Fleshman's Village, do you all remember that place? Remember drinking in the parking lot sometimes, and smoking our cigarettes..HAAHAHA I drove a Gold Dart Swinger, my girlfriends and I would pile into the car, and drive around looking of course for the guys. We would ended up at Red Barn that was the hang out. You could go there and find out if there was a party happening in the area for Friday or Saturday night; it didn't matter if you knew the people, you just showed up. Life was different back then. A lot of things have changed, but I truly believe that the people who grew up there, are the same today as back then. At least I hope so.

 

 

 

Date:

04/21/2011

Guest:

291 (Reference ID: 1834080)

Name:

Bruce Coulter

Email Address:

brucecoulter@live.com

Location:

Greenbelt

Referred By:

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Were you originally from Marlow Heights or one of the surrounding communities?:

Greenbelt

What schools did you attend, and when?:

greenbelt jr. high, parkdale 66-73

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?:

teen splash parties at Greenbelt Pool, Dances at Armory + Youth Center, HotShoppe

Comments:

Being the last of the former greasers (we didn't use the grit name) who later grew his hair long. We wore the Banlons, Chucks, and Bags or baggies (workpants). My Brother and I used to hitchhike to Langley Park to buy our Chucks because they were only 14:00 . Our parents wouldn't buy them because they were too expensive. We wore Peters, but mostly leather coats (not the motorcycle kind)which we got at Wilson's Leather at PG Plaza. We of course hitchhike there so we could have enough money to go to BigBoys for a hot fudge sundae.

 

 

 

Date:

04/21/2011

Guest:

292 (Reference ID: 1834073)

Name:

Katherine Wylie

Email Address:

None

Location:

Suitland 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?:

Crossland High School from 1989-1994

When was the last time you were in the area?:

I live near Marlow Heights

What are some of your best memories of growing up in the area?:

The Giant and Iverson Mall

Comments:

I grew up in Camp Springs Maryland lived off of Camp Springs Ave for 17 years. We always went to the Marlow Heights Giant and we used to go to Iverson Mall all the time. I find it interesting that before I was born that Marlow Heights had been there for so long. I still go to that Giant and I am always at the mall. I love the new Burlington, it will always be a place where I have fond memories. Thank you for starting this site it is very interesting to see someone else has history here too.

 

 

 

Date:

04/15/2011

Guest:

293 (Reference ID: 1833771)

Name:

Jim Clark

Email Address:

jim@compudata.net

Location:

Richmond, VA

Referred By:

A Link from Another Site

Were you originally from Marlow Heights or one of the surrounding communities?:

Suitland

What schools did you attend, and when?:

Suitland Elementary, 1965-1968

When was the last time you were in the area?:

Late 70's

What are some of your best memories of growing up in the area?:

The Red Barn :-)

Comments:

Thanks for building the site! It was always a special treat to go shopping (especially Christmas shopping)at Marlow Heights. I was only 6 or 7, but I remember always looking forward to a stop at the Red Barn ("When the hungries hit, hit the Red Barn") for a Barn Buster. Always had to split it with my younger brother, but that's OK, I don't think I often finished my half! :-)

 

 

 

Date:

04/13/2011

Guest:

294 (Reference ID: 1833635)

Name:

Ellen

Email Address:

edroog@sbcglobal.net

Location:

Reno, NV

Referred By:

A Link from Another Site

Were you originally from Marlow Heights or one of the surrounding communities?:

Husband is from Cheverly MD.

What schools did you attend, and when?:

He attended St. Ambrose, Archbishop Carroll

When was the last time you were in the area?:

1994

What are some of your best memories of growing up in the area?:

His Peters Jacket

Comments:

I have been trying to purchase a Peters Jacket for my husband, for I can't tell you how long, as a birthday surprise. He has talked about them for years. Now I'm thinking of making him one. Is it possible for you to take pictures of the jacket and email them to me, so that I can create a pattern? He specifically talks about the two button collar, the lining on the inside (only within the sleeves), the leather tassle on the zipper, the inside pockets and the buttons on the outside of the jacket at the waist on the sides; and on the sleeves. Any information or design elements you can provide would be most appreciated...I can't believe I found your website. Thanks.

 

 

 

Date:

04/11/2011

Guest:

295 (Reference ID: 1833555)

Name:

Cynthia Thompson

Email Address:

None

Location:

Harpers Ferry, WV

Referred By:

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Were you originally from Marlow Heights or one of the surrounding communities?:

Originally

What schools did you attend, and when?:

Sandymount72-78 and Benjamin Stoddert 78-79

When was the last time you were in the area?:

forever ago

What are some of your best memories of growing up in the area?:

N/A

Comments:

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Date:

04/04/2011

Guest:

296 (Reference ID: 1833152)

Name:

Jim Holmberg

Email Address:

jimjam3303@hotmail.com

Location:

Shenandoah Junction, WV

Referred By:

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Were you originally from Marlow Heights or one of the surrounding communities?:

Southeast Washington, D.C.

What schools did you attend, and when?:

St. Francis Xavier, Kramer Jr. & Anacostia Sr.

When was the last time you were in the area?:

N/A

What are some of your best memories of growing up in the area?:

my buddies, puppy love, just growing up.

Comments:

I used to ride my bike, along with my buddies, up Branch Avenue & into Maryland before Marlow Heights SC was even built. We would be gone all day, exploring, then ride over to Suitland and then back home down Massachussetts Avenue.

 

 

 

Date:

04/04/2011

Guest:

297 (Reference ID: 1833144)

Name:

Helene Armet

Email Address:

hands63@gmail.com

Location:

USA

Referred By:

Word of Mouth

Were you originally from Marlow Heights or one of the surrounding communities?:

M.H.

What schools did you attend, and when?:

teacher at Sandymount

When was the last time you were in the area?:

N/A

What are some of your best memories of growing up in the area?:

N/A

Comments:

In 1963 Marlow Heights was a lovely place to live. Marlow Plaza, evidently the tallest building around, was where I and my husband rented our very first apartment when we arrived in Prince Georges Co. He was starting dental school in DC and I my first job as fourth grade teacher at Sandymount. We were essentially, at 21, still children ourselves!

I thought the PGC school system would be a backwater, ill equipped district but when I visited Sandymount for an interview, prior to graduation from college in NYC, to my delight I found it was a new, modern school with all the up to date equipment and books that any teacher could wish.Mrs. Crittenden, the principal asked me if I would mind working in an integrated school. Of course not, I said...thinking what kind of question was that to ask anyway? As a Yankee, I sensed that maybe I was in deeper South than I had realized. I wasn't sure what she had meant when, after I started working, there wasn't a black face on the faculty... then I wondered if she may have meant Jews....because for the first time there was a Jewish teacher, 2 actually....Mr Rich...and myself. Paranoia, maybe?

I recall that one year when I was teaching the required social studies curriculum unit "Christmas around the World", I decided to include the observance of the Jewish holiday Hanukkah because there was a Jewish child in my class...inclusivity, diversity...what a concept! A parent of one child in my class complained to Mrs Crittenden that I was "teaching the horns". I had no idea what she meant by that...but evidently she was offended that I had brought the idea of Judaism into my classroom.Later I was told that uninfored people believed that Jews had horns hidden under their hair...a mistranslation from ancient texts and misrepresentation on Leonardo's sculpture of Moses which was based on those mistranslations. I was told that she made a habit of complaining about things at school and had terrorized and intimidated many others besides me. It blew over but I, as a new young teacher, lost sleep over it.

It was a time of high racial tension in the country and the District.The day,August 28, 1963, that my husband and I drove from NYC to our new apartment in Marlow Heights coincided with the gargantuan March on Washington, where MLK gave his"I Have a Dream" speech on the National Mall.Our parents were really worried about our journey but it was uneventful.

Our apartment at Marlow Plaza was the most luxurious thing we had ever lived in and all for only $135 a month. We had AC, a laundry room on every floor, carpeted hallways and a swimming pool for the use of the tenants only. This was a real steal compared to the rents back home.We were truly grateful for our good fortune to be living in such a lovely neighborhood for such a small price. ..so close to my job and the Mall!. ...The Mall actually saved our marriage. The very first meal I cooked for my husband in our new home, I made hamburgers...but evidently not te same way his mother had made them. He said some unkind words about them and I stormed out of the apartment and walked across to the Hecht company and did some damage to our starter bank account as revenge....even though I was the one earning money while Stu was in dental school. Still, retail therapy...as they say.... worked and we've been happily married now for almost 48 years.

Stu still practices dentistry, 2 days a week. I retired from teaching in 1967 when Stu graduated from Dental school. We then lived, and luckily sat out the Vietnam conflict, in Quantico VA for 2 years and had our children there, while Stu served the Marines and Navy as a Dentist. We moved back to Long Island and I became a stay at home mom for many years.Thanks to his profession I had the luxury to follow my bliss in a variety of part time jobs until I went back for my Masters in Library and Information Science in the late 80's. I became a children's librarian and worked in a very large public library on Long Island for 13 years until we sort of retired and moved to the Berkshires in Massachusetts, where our children and grandchildren all live. Now I and Judy Fraser Turbin bake little cakes and sell them at the summer Farmers Market here in Williamstown. We talk often about the good old days at Sandymount where she and I became lifelong sister/friends. If anyone remembers us, please write to BabyCakes2468@gmail.com

 

 

 

Date:

04/04/2011

Guest:

298 (Reference ID: 1833090)

Name:

David Dozier

Email Address:

None

Location:

None

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worked in MH at Waxie Maxie's

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N/A

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?:

N/A

Comments:

Why no mention of the Waxie Maxie's record store right next to Steak ina Sack? I opened the store in the early '70s and I think it was there whan I left in 1990. The Khalid family owned Steak ina Sack. Great people...Zack and Dennis. I lived in Camp Springs at the time. That whole area was great but eventually changed. All good things come to an end.

 

 

 

Date:

04/03/2011

Guest:

299 (Reference ID: 1833084)

Name:

Warren Fenwick

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Location:

Brandywine, Maryland

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Yes; Washington, DC

What schools did you attend, and when?:

Thomas Elementary (in NE DC from 1963-1969); Hart Junior High (in SE DC) from 1970-1973.

When was the last time you were in the area?:

I lived in Suitland, MD from 1999 to 2009.

What are some of your best memories of growing up in the area?:

Going with my parents to shop at both Iverson Mall and the Marlow Heights Shopping Center. The hobby shop at that center was my favorite place to shop when I was a teen.

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Date:

03/29/2011

Guest:

300 (Reference ID: 1832745)

Name:

Dana Chertoff Deighton

Email Address:

None

Location:

Alexandria

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Were you originally from Marlow Heights or one of the surrounding communities?:

Clinton

What schools did you attend, and when?:

Grace Bretheren and James Ryder Randall

When was the last time you were in the area?:

last month

What are some of your best memories of growing up in the area?:

great family area--more rural than other areas

Comments:

I remember Hot Shoppes, Little Bo Peeps (children's store), Toys R Us, Woodies, and more! There was a taco place nearby, too.

 

 

 

Date:

03/27/2011

Guest:

301 (Reference ID: 1832599)

Name:

Jerome Mortman

Email Address:

jerome_mortman@yahoo.com

Location:

Kensington, 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?:

Sandymount, Benjamin Stoddert, Potomac

When was the last time you were in the area?:

2009

What are some of your best memories of growing up in the area?:

N/A

Comments:

Hello! My family moved from New York to Marlow Heights in 1965. I was 2 1/2 years old. We lived in the Marlow Plaza (apt. 314) (on Saint Clair Drive behind the the Drug Fair) until 1981. I went to a nursery school behind the Federal buildings in Suitland (the ones with the radio dishes) off of Silver Hill Rd. I went to Sandymount Elementary School from 1968 - 1975 for Kindergarten thru Sixth grade. One of my favorite teachers at Sandymount was Mr. Tillett, who was my sixth grade teacher. I attended Benjamin Stoddert Jr. High from 1975 - 1978 for 7th grade to 9th grade. I was an exchange student abroad for the 1978 - 1979 school year. I then attended Potomac Sr. High from 1979 - 1981. I graduated in 1981 from Potomac. My favorite teacher at Potomac was Mr. Solanki who taught Physics. His classes interesed me in Astronomy. However, I majored in Computer Science at the Univ. of Md. Mr. Solanki still taught at Potomac when I took the tour of the school in 2009 with the group. (I also went to two other get-togethers at the Steak N' Sack in 2009.)

I have too many memories of my Marlow Heights times to list. They are mostly good memories, but a few not so good. Among the good ones, I enjoyed going to the Rides (the Carnival) every summer in the parking lot of the Marlow Height Shopping Center. I also enjoyed going to the pool at the Marlow Plaza during the summers. My family sometimes ate at the Orange Bowl in Iverson Mall. Their pizza and orange freeze drink were my favorites. We used to go to the Clinton regional park during the summer for picnics. My favorite part in our trip to Clinton was driving past the airfield and cornfields in Clinton. I assume neither of them are there now because of development.

My father worked as a satellite operator, beginning in 1965, in one of the Federal buildings with the radio dish in Suitland I mentioned above. We moved to Greenbelt in 1981 after he was mugged on his way to work. He then commuted from Greenbelt to Suitland until he retired in 1995.

It was nice to read the guestbook entries of people I was friends with or knew very well. Hopefully in the future, more friends and people I knew from my Marlow Heights times will sign the guestbook as well.

 

 

 

Date:

03/24/2011

Guest:

302 (Reference ID: 1832453)

Name:

Jeff McGough

Email Address:

jeffmcgough@embarqmail.com

Location:

Charlottesville, VA

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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 Elementary, Shugart Jr. High

When was the last time you were in the area?:

1990

What are some of your best memories of growing up in the area?:

Lots...Silver Hill Boys Club basketball...our team was like 101-4 over three years....coached, of course, by the great Bobby Campbell...

Comments:

Hail Bobby Campbell....greatest kids sports coach of all time.

I have coached kids sports for that past eleven years....just trying to be like Coach Campbell.... Lots of great memories from Panorama Elementary and Oxon Hill Swim Team as well....

 

 

 

Date:

03/24/2011

Guest:

303 (Reference ID: 1832419)

Name:

Darlyn Stone

Email Address:

stonedarlyn@yahoo.com

Location:

Goshen va.

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Were you originally from Marlow Heights or one of the surrounding communities?:

hillcrest hgts.

What schools did you attend, and when?:

sandymount,stooddert, potomac

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?:

hanging out with my friends on iverson st.

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Date:

03/20/2011

Guest:

304 (Reference ID: 1832211)

Name:

Kevin Morrissette

Email Address:

kcmorrissette@yahoo.com

Location:

Columbus, OH

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Were you originally from Marlow Heights or one of the surrounding communities?:

District Heights

What schools did you attend, and when?:

Mount Calvery, Bishop McNamara

When was the last time you were in the area?:

2001

What are some of your best memories of growing up in the area?:

hanging with friends

Comments:

What a great place to grow up. Born and raised in District Heights. Lived on Ramblewood and Lansdale. Walked to school everyday rain or shine. Played CYO baseball with great guys from Marlow Heights and Temple Hills. Hung around with Jim Shumate, Tim Nichols, Joe Bell and Leo Martinelli. Cruising the Pike and heading to the liquor store on Naylor because they never checked for an ID. Racing up and down Silver Hill road. Joined the District Heights VFD and ran a ton of calls to the Marlow Heights area. Always cool to run under the Iverson Mall walkway and listen to engine hit the Jake brake and see the shoppers scramble. Lots of great memories.

 

 

 

Date:

03/17/2011

Guest:

305 (Reference ID: 1832052)

Name:

Dennis Orsborn

Email Address:

borsborn@yahoo.com

Location:

Waldorf,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?:

Holy Family '68 Gonzaga to 1971

When was the last time you were in the area?:

I pass by nearly every day

What are some of your best memories of growing up in the area?:

playing sports for Silver Hill boys and girls club

Comments:

Nearly everyone knew me by my nickname[dizzy].I grew up on Afton Street among some legendary families. The Allwines,Tom and Tim,the Campbells, Bruce, Randy and Greg,the Eisenbarths, Steve and Ricky,Pat Faulkner and his sisters,I could go on and on.

 

 

 

Date:

03/14/2011

Guest:

306 (Reference ID: 1831895)

Name:

Tanya Wallace-Tuma

Email Address:

tanyamtuma@gmail.com

Location:

La Plata, MD

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Were you originally from Marlow Heights or one of the surrounding communities?:

Deer Park Hgts

What schools did you attend, and when?:

Sandymount Elem & Benjamin Stoddert JH 1962-1970

When was the last time you were in the area?:

December 2010

What are some of your best memories of growing up in the area?:

Everything!

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Date:

03/13/2011

Guest:

307 (Reference ID: 1831875)

Name:

Dave Fletcher

Email Address:

davef541@yahoo.com

Location:

Tampa Florida

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Were you originally from Marlow Heights or one of the surrounding communities?:

Forest Heights and Temple Hills

What schools did you attend, and when?:

FH Elem, TH Elem, RB Taney & Crossland 71

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?:

The hobby shop in MH was always magic. The Lake in TH was cool too

Comments:

I remember a lot of things from the Forest Heights, Oxon Hill, Temple Hills and Smothern Maryland in general. Yeah, Smothern. If you don't know what that means then you didn't hang out much in St. Mary's County in the 70's. It's short for Smothern Drunk! I did a lot of shows in the DC area when I wasn't out touring and still have a lot of friends I keep in contact with down there. If you remember me, shoot me an email and let's talk!

Dave

 

 

 

Date:

03/12/2011

Guest:

308 (Reference ID: 1831780)

Name:

Liz Brent (Riebe)

Email Address:

ejerni69@hotmail.com

Location:

Paahrump,NV

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Were you originally from Marlow Heights or one of the surrounding communities?:

Akron St.

What schools did you attend, and when?:

Potomac Sr. High

When was the last time you were in the area?:

1969

What are some of your best memories of growing up in the area?:

Jobs Daughters

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Date:

03/11/2011

Guest:

309 (Reference ID: 1831748)

Name:

Barbara Basile

Email Address:

whopgirl@aol.com

Location:

chesapeake, va

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Were you originally from Marlow Heights or one of the surrounding communities?:

Hillcrest Hghts., Lyons Street

What schools did you attend, and when?:

Holy Family (73) LaReine (77)

When was the last time you were in the area?:

2001

What are some of your best memories of growing up in the area?:

Woolworth snow cones, too many to name

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Date:

03/11/2011

Guest:

310 (Reference ID: 1831740)

Name:

John hayden

Email Address:

terpalumni@aol.com

Location:

Alexandria, VA

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Were you originally from Marlow Heights or one of the surrounding communities?:

Temple Hills, Camp Springs

What schools did you attend, and when?:

Temple Hills, RB Taney, Crossland

When was the last time you were in the area?:

Last Weekend

What are some of your best memories of growing up in the area?:

Marlow Heights Movies and working at Roy Rogers

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Date:

03/10/2011

Guest:

311 (Reference ID: 1831722)

Name:

Mike Boylan

Email Address:

rammarketingjobs@gmail.com

Location:

Florida

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Were you originally from Marlow Heights or one of the surrounding communities?:

From Marlow Heights

What schools did you attend, and when?:

Stoddert and Potomac HS (Class 1973)

When was the last time you were in the area?:

Visited in '93

What are some of your best memories of growing up in the area?:

Football, Journalism and working in the Mall at Docktor Pet Center

Comments:

Kevin "Beef" Russell was a real character. One Friday night Beef grabbed a baseball cap from one of my closest friends (and an all time great guy) named Steve Hughes. Beef proceeded to throw the hat into a tree in front of my parent's home on Murdock Street. Steve decided to climb the tree and retrieve the hat. Half way up the tree, Steve had shimmied up and onto a tree branch. Well, you guessed it, the branch broke and down came Steve, the branch and his hat! Steve was not hurt.

Well, it was about midnight and we had all drank a bit of Boones Farm Country wine. I was fifteen at the time. Of course Beef had a sudden BRILLIANT thought: we NEEDED to load the huge, broken branch into the trunk of a car and drive it from my home in Marlow Heights to Potomac High School AND put it into the Coaches Box that overlooked the stands at the football field!

Two problems: the coaches box was about 30 feet high AND the branch would need to be driven in my older brother's (Ken) car to the school. Well, problem number one was quickly solved as we enlisted my brother Ken to do the driving. So off we went. Me, Beef, my Brother Ken and Steve Hughes driving to Potomac high with Steve INSIDE the open trunk grasping the tree branch so that it would not fall into the road!

As we approached the hill leading down to Boydell Avenue and the School parking lot, Beef had another brilliant thought: Ken would suddenly swing the car around in a daring 360 maneuver and drive BACKWARDS down the hill! Of course Steve in the trunk had NO idea what was about to happen. I NEVER HAVE HEARD A LOUDER NOISE than the terror filled scream from Steve when the car made an abrupt squealing turn and traveled BACKWARDS at 1 in the morning down that hill at high speed!

To his credit, Steve never lost control of himself OR the huge Branch! Steve was pretty adventurous himself and loved every minute of this early morning trek! Well, almost every minute. You see Beef said he needed to climb the ladder leading to the coaches box first. Beef demanded that Steve follow him clutching the tree branch and would climb up and hand the branch to him (Beef) and he would pull it into the Coaches box. Keep in mind that box was VERY high.

We soon learned why Beef wanted to get to the top first! As Steve was slowly making his way up with Beef already in place at the top, we heard "Sudden Rain Storm!" yelled by Beef at the top of his lungs as if triggered by some Cheech and Chong flashback...and it suddenly rained all over poor Steve! Yep...it was not rain at all...Beef had drank a bit too many fluids and needed to relieve himself!!!

Marlow Heights 1972.

 

 

 

Date:

03/07/2011

Guest:

312 (Reference ID: 1831410)

Name:

Peggy Snyder

Email Address:

pruth87-chestnut@yahoo.com

Location:

Tennessee

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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?:

Sandymount 65-66, Stoddert 66-69, Potomac 69-72

When was the last time you were in the area?:

15 years ago

What are some of your best memories of growing up in the area?:

walking everywhere with friends

Comments:

Thank you for this site, Chuck. It brings back a lot of memories. I'll try to share more later. Tried to e mail Paul Gray, but it was returned. Paul -- if you are Jane, Mary, and Anna's brother please e mail me. I would like to get in touch with Jane.

 

 

 

Date:

03/06/2011

Guest:

313 (Reference ID: 1831388)

Name:

KATHY PRANGE MOSS

Email Address:

kathy_moss@bellsouth.net

Location:

Atlanta, GA

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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?:

Samuel Chase, John Hanson Jr, Potomac Senior

When was the last time you were in the area?:

5 years ago

What are some of your best memories of growing up in the area?:

N/A

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Date:

03/06/2011

Guest:

314 (Reference ID: 1831383)

Name:

Bob

Email Address:

parmagrantes@msn.com

Location:

Virginia

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Were you originally from Marlow Heights or one of the surrounding communities?:

Hillcrest Heights, Marlow Heights, Forestville

What schools did you attend, and when?:

Hillcrest Heights Elementary('61-'64)_John Bayne Elem.('64-'65)_Silver Hill Elem.('65-'66)_Benjamin Stoddert Jr. High('66-'69)_Suitland Sr. High('71-'72[Graduate])

When was the last time you were in the area?:

'75

What are some of your best memories of growing up in the area?:

The woods and creeks behind Hillcrest Heights Elem. and off St. Barnabas Rd near Marlow Madison Apts._G.C. Murphy's_Playing basketball at Marlow Madison Hoops_Frisbee at MM apts.

Comments:

First lived with my Aunt/Uncle in cul-de-sac off 23rd Parkway just before 23rd Place Apts. in late '61. Our family then moved to a duplex on Iverson St, straight across from G.C. Murphy's and lived there until May '64, when we moved to Forestville for a year(Richie Manor).

My Mom sent me to the drug store across the street many a time with a note from her for her cigs(I've never smoked). Dad also took me into Givovanni's many a time while he drank and shot pool. That's where I first heard the name of the future QB of Dallas, Roger Staubach on the T.V. and men in bar were wondering if he would play after he got out of Navy.(I was never much of a sports fan-although the losing Redskins and Senators were my teams-maybe that's why).
Can't remember the name of the ice cream parlor I went to with my bottle deposit money a buncha times.(High's?)

Got haircuts at the barber there(don't remember name of Shopping Center-think some call it Hillcrest Heights SC) and the grocery store was A&P or Safeway(A&P?). First time I saw shopping center was in late Nov. in '61 when we drove past to go to Aunt/Uncle's and it is my first recollection of shopping center Christmas decorations.

Remember walking around contstruction site of Iverson Mall and construction site of Marlow Madison Apts.(some may be calling them Marlow Heights Apts, but I am sure when I lived there they were Marlow Madison) and picking up bottles for deposit money. To be spent a lot of times at the ice cream parlor at the Hillcrest Heights SC.

Names I remember at Hillcrest Heights Elem.-Lisa Fallin, Debbie Babs, Spencer Blumer(moved to FL in '67). And I remember a teacher always being mentioned as one not to get-Mr. Lawless(who I had at Silver Hill and appreciate that he saw I had trouble seeing the board and I got glasses-he seemed decent to me). At Silver Hill Elem. I only remember Spencer and an Italian girl-Anna Gallarizio(appologize for wrong sp.). At Benjamin Stoddert I remember Spencer(best friend), Frank Pfeiffer, David Rainbolt, Ronnie Duncan(read on this site he has passed-he was in some of my classes and of course, I remember him during perfomances at Assemblies). I remember Mr. Scott, our Core teacher(saw him outside of class once at VFW on Forestville, Rd.) And I remember an Art teacher because I believe she was Israeli and ultra gorgeous. Had a gorgeous(you know, I was young and was just starting to notice looks) teacher at Hillcrest Heights Elem.-a blonde-and it was her class I was in the day JFK's shooting was announced. Fourth grade, I believe.

I spent half of my 11th grade at Suitland, and all of my 12th(at least until a late day in May when I was told I was failing English-so I walked out that day-went to summer school at Crossland and got my Suitland Diploma). I bought a motorcycle while in 12th grade(purchase in Feb. '72) and might have been one of the only people to drive a cycle to school at that time(not sure since I parked in front while everyone else seemed to park in back).

I failed 12th grade because I missed about 50+ days and was late almost as much. I was in the work-study program and had a 40 hour a week job at Hot Shoppes Cafeteria in Marlow Heights SC and I could not get my butt moving to go to school after working 8 hours.

I worked at Hot Shoppes Cafeteria from Sept. '71 to May '72. About four months as a bus boy(first week on the food line and then bus boy) and then the rest of the time at the Dish Machine. Got paid 1.70, then a raise to 1.90 and put my money in the little bank right near Hot Shoppes(near The Hobby Shop-which I went into many times as a boy). Then in Feb. of '72 I withdrew the money and bought my CB350 at the Honda dealer(part of an Olds car dealership) at the corner of Silver Hill Rd. and Rt. 4.

People I remember at Hot Shoppes: Vicky P.(first girl I ever kissed-too scared for anything more-she went to Potomac High and later joined the Army and stationed at Ft. Meade), Patty, Mary, Karen(bus girls)The Crazy Lady(a wonderful older gal-also bus woman- who later died during my employment at Hot Shoppes)another older lady named Sophie(bus woman), Lori(breads-she went to Suitland), bosses Mr. Anderson and Mr. Adams. When I first started working at Hot Shoppes, the long time boss-an older white-haired man-whose name I can't remember-retired and the new boss man was a Mr. A(again can't remember name-not the Adams guy mentioned above). Sorry I can't remember any of the guy's names, although I remember fondly my dish machine compadre and a utility worker who always cracked us up with his jokes.

A note to Karen-one of the bus girls. You drove me home one night(before I had the Honda motorcycle) in your VW, and when I got out, you seemed to make a noise, which I think showed your displeasure that I did not try to get romantic with you. I'm sorry for that. If I could do it all over, I would of liked you as a girlfriend and not Vicky(who found out Karen drove me home and let Karen have it verbally in the dish machine area-Vicky and I later "broke up"[not really ever together]). I've thought of you often Karen and hope things went well with you.

Mr. Anderson of Hot Shoppes Cafeteria told Vicky one evening(while they watched me climb a hill towards home-again, before cycle-the evening I quit for two weeks)that I never was going to make anything of myself. Well, Mr. Anderson and Vicky, without getting specific, he was right as he could be.

I lived in Marlow Madison Apts. from Sept. '65 to Jan. '68 and then we moved to Carriage Hill Apts and I lived there from Jan. '68 to Aug. '69. Lived way at the back of Curtis Dr.(could see the woods looking out sliding glass door). Both apt. complexes we lived on the bottom floor. At Marlow Madison I lived next to the playground near front entrances/exits and could see Silver Hill Elem. to the left when I walked outside.

Remeber playing basketball, football and softball on the grounds at Silver Hill Elementary. And frisbee. At Hillcrest Heights Elem., in the woods, was a rope swing the guys would swing way out over the wooded hill. Think I tried once and was very scared. I was more the walking thru the woods type and exploring, knocking over dead trees, and occasionlly trying to catch a fish in the creeks.

When living at Marlow Madison Apts we walked to school(took bus from Carriage Hill) and on the walk home would go thru Hecht's. In the back bottom level door and out the top front door near Learner's(Mom worked there once).

Yep, remember Marlow Heights SC well, and Iverson Mall. Toys 'R Us up St. Barnabas Rd. A Tasty Something on St. Barnabas that introduced me to foot long hot dogs. Branch Ave. St. Barnabas before the under/over pass. The light still took forever on St. Barnabas once the overpass was in place. The Beltway. Yep. Good stuff and so much more.

Think before Grits, there were guys called Collegians or something like that, and the guys wearing leather jackets and white T-shirts were called...don't remember. I will have to ask my brother. Anybody?

Thanks for the site!

 

 

 

Date:

03/04/2011

Guest:

315 (Reference ID: 1831050)

Name:

Donna Powell

Email Address:

rockbyfour@hotmail.com

Location:

Colorado

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Were you originally from Marlow Heights or one of the surrounding communities?:

Oxen Hill

What schools did you attend, and when?:

Forest Heights Elem. 1962, John Hanson Jr. High 1964, Oxen Sr High 1965

When was the last time you were in the area?:

1968

What are some of your best memories of growing up in the area?:

beating up the bullys, mostly boys

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Date:

03/03/2011

Guest:

316 (Reference ID: 1831007)

Name:

paul gray

Email Address:

pdrgray@loc.gov

Location:

washington, dc

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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?:

potomac 75

When was the last time you were in the area?:

quite frequency

What are some of your best memories of growing up in the area?:

football, parties, casanova's, hagen field

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Date:

02/27/2011

Guest:

317 (Reference ID: 1830775)

Name:

Debby Mullins

Email Address:

dmullins@erols.com

Location:

Calvert County, MD

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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?:

Sandymount Elem. 62-68; Stoddert 68-71; Friendly Class of '74

When was the last time you were in the area?:

December 2010

What are some of your best memories of growing up in the area?:

N/A

Comments:

What a great idea this site is!! Great job, Chuck!

We moved to Marlow Heights from Washington when I was 3. We lived on 23rd Place, the little part between Olson and Lyons Streets. Our house backed up to Sandymount. I remember that until I started school, I didn't have many folks to play with--I was the only girl who lived on our street and I wasn't allowed to play with the boys. I remember my friends from school--Charlotte Overstreet, Claudia Proctor, Debbie Lear, Cindy Sampson, Linda Geis.

My teachers at Sandymount were:
Mrs. DeTunq
Mrs. Gentry
Mrs. Hagan
Mrs. Armet
Mrs. Jepson
Mr. Rich.

For anyone who had Mrs. Armet, she now lives in Williamstown, MA and runs a business called Babycakes. She's on Facebook and would love to hear from former students. If you had Mrs. Frasier, she lives near Mrs. Armet and they've been business buddies for years.

I remember going to Camp Letts in the 6th grade for a week.


I remember walking to Stoddert with Ronnie Leukhardt and his cousin, Linda. I was close friends at Stoddert with Cindy Pennekamp. Sadly, I learned she passed away a few years ago.

I remember when the Marlow Heights Shopping Center stopped at the Giant. My mother got her hair done at Vincent et Vincent every Saturday morning. My dad was the Hobby Shop's best customer--he loved to build scale models. I recall the novelty that Iverson Mall was when it first opened. I recall Ourisman Chevrolet being in Anacostia. Then they built the showroom in Marlow Heights. Next to that was Hechingers, but before that was built it was Asti Tile and Marble.

We moved to Ft. Washington between 9th and 10th grade, so I graduated from Friendly.

What DID ever happen to Dean Hill?

 

 

 

Date:

02/23/2011

Guest:

318 (Reference ID: 1830532)

Name:

Paul Marvin

Email Address:

cool1a45@hotmail.com

Location:

Ohio

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Were you originally from Marlow Heights or one of the surrounding communities?:

Cheverly Md

What schools did you attend, and when?:

Hart Jr High Last yr 1961

When was the last time you were in the area?:

1969

What are some of your best memories of growing up in the area?:

Back in those days you could go just about anywhere DC Md Va and be safe

Comments:

I was at Debi's DC memories and saw your comment about you or someone else buying at the sporting goods store in Marlow Hts and I just wanted to add that I was the asst mgr at the Metropoliton paint store next store I guess around 67-68-69 and I also bought from that store in fact I still have that item it is a 177 cal pellet gun that was made in Russia that was on sale still works great Someone mentioned the Barber shop I thought the barber's name was Joe he used to cut my hair and he would lite a candle and a metal comb and get rid of the frizzy's LOL Like I said I worked at the hts hung out Bladensburg and DC Lived in SE in the 50s Worked for Peoples Drug downtown DC also Hotshoppes Mighty Mo Queenschaple I lived in Hillcrest hts for awhile 64 Hung out at alot DC places Rocket Room Benny's Rebel Room Cellar Door Sang off and on with Link Wray He liked my Elvis Had my own band for awhile called the Wanderers Played around Suitland and DC also The Wig Wam in Waldorf Maybe you remember us Washington Daily news did a story about us our Drummer Charlie was Autstic so it made a good story Man that guy could play the drums Well there is so much more I could write you know DC memories Thanks for letting me Post own your sight Paul

 

 

 

Date:

02/22/2011

Guest:

319 (Reference ID: 1830478)

Name:

ronnie

Email Address:

tat2ron71@yahoo.com

Location:

VA

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Were you originally from Marlow Heights or one of the surrounding communities?:

suitlan

What schools did you attend, and when?:

stodart

When was the last time you were in the area?:

2010

What are some of your best memories of growing up in the area?:

everything

Comments:

old school ,IVERSON MALLRAT , RONNIE MCGILL

 

 

 

Date:

02/19/2011

Guest:

320 (Reference ID: 1830104)

Name:

Tim Bernhard

Email Address:

timber7602@aol.com

Location:

Colorado

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Were you originally from Marlow Heights or one of the surrounding communities?:

In a manner of speaking

What schools did you attend, and when?:

I went to Duval HS in Lanham, Md calss of 1964

When was the last time you were in the area?:

1975

What are some of your best memories of growing up in the area?:

I was Officer Friendly's partner who worked as an off-duty PG County Policeman at the Hot Shoppes Jr in Iverson Mall and suggested to many of the local kids to hang out in the Ward's parking lot. The kids that frequented that place were OK.

Comments:

A flash message from the past from officer friendly's partner and best friend. Sad to say he passed away three years ago unexpectedly.

All of the kids we met at the Hot Shoppes Jr. were for the most part pretty good. Officer Friendly and I really enjoyed working that job. I married a girl from Forestville, Md and moved to Colorado in 1975. I have a lot of good memories from that Hot Shoppes Jr. gig and the kids who frequented it between 1969 and 1975.

Nice website. It brings back memories.

 

 

 

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