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Date:

02/13/2009

Guest:

851 (Reference ID: 1763218)

Name:

Gail Lockhart

Email Address:

gllglock@hotmail.com

Location:

Southern Maryland

Referred By:

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

yes, also Camp Springs

What schools did you attend, and when?:

Greendale, Sandy Mount (64), Taney, Walker Mill, Grad. from Crossland 1976

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

Visited 2008

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

X-mas time - going to Aunt Alma's and Uncle Derrills, and playing with our counsins (the Rohlfs). Also dated Cary H. from 1976 to 1979. My cousin in the same band. Also Grandmother lived on 28th Avenue.

Comments:

Good Ole Marlow Heights! I remember getting x-mas trees as low as $2 at the Hechts outside plant spot. My Aunt Alma & Uncle Derrill Rohlfs (both who have passed) had a house behind the Dunking Donuts / car wash. Counsins Spencer, and Cindy, and Teresa - always getting together. Lived in Marlow Heights for a few months in the 3rd grade. My grandmother Rose Belt lived behind Hechts on 28th Avenue - she was a sister to John Sharper - Sharper Florist. Grandmother sold the land to Ourismond Chevrolet. This is cool guestbook! Met Cary H. in 1976 and his friend Chuck - followed Cary and my cousin and others in their band (Hybrid Satin) for a few years. Haven't seen him or Bridgett for many years. My cousin Spencer moved to Georgia - he married and had 5 girls, at some point he had to stop trying for the boy. I'm living in Southern Maryland. I had two girls myself, and currently engaged to a great guy. Have been in the mortgage business since the 80's, and the economy has hit me hard. Trying to rebound! Use to shoot pool around southern Maryland. Use to love going to Memories (Bar on 925 - owner Donald a great guy and great bar) Now pretty much just play cards as my hobby - mess around with the 3 digit lottery some, and recently became a grandmother. A lot of memories in Marlow Heights. I love how you made "the Marlow Heights Shopping Center" sign. My sister Jenny worked at Roy Royers on St. Barnabus, and made "Hostess with the Mostess" and won a free trip somewhere (probably in 1977 or 78). I do miss Marlow Heights, and the memories of my relatives.

 

 

 

Date:

02/12/2009

Guest:

852 (Reference ID: 1763019)

Name:

Brenda Sanford (Smith)

Email Address:

brendar7@aol.com

Location:

Annapolis, Md.

Referred By:

Word of Mouth

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

Originally Glassmanor then Hillcrest Hgts

What schools did you attend, and when?:

Shugart 70 and Potomac 71-74

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?:

All the many friends and good times in and out of school

Comments:

This is the first time i've gone to the web site but had heard about it from friends. It really is a GREAT site..... I've spent a few hours reading the stories and reminiscing about the people i know in commmon w/ others. I grew up first in Wash. DC then to Glassmanor for many yrs. until busing came along. My Sr. year at Potomac i was supposed to be bused to Oxon Hill but we moved to the Iverson Towers apts. on 23rd PKWY so I could graduate from Potomac. Even tho I didn't live in the Heights growing up I had alot of friends there and spent alot of time like everyone else at Iverson mall hanging out, worked at Longworth's Cafeteria, the Marlow Theatre and tele-marketing magazines from some seedy office near the mall !
Went to the 15, 20 and a combined 74,75,76 year reunions and had a great time seeing old friends and catching up with people. Love the idea of the Steak in a Sack get togethers and would love to make it to the next one of those !! (When, Date?) i still get together regularly w/ Valerie (Cosh) Cusato and Anthony, Chris (Cusato) Alexander and Biggs, and Paul and Eileen (Driscoll) Gray. It was really fun to read all the stories from the other people i know and look at the pics from the 76' reunions . Many thanks to you for creating this forum and long live its success !!

 

 

 

Date:

02/12/2009

Guest:

853 (Reference ID: 1762964)

Name:

Linda Schryer

Email Address:

lschryer@comcast.net

Location:

Lothian, Maryland

Referred By:

Word of Mouth

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

Capital Heights

What schools did you attend, and when?:

Central Senior High - 1971

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

Marlow Heights - 5 years ago

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

The royal burger, red barn onion rings and drag racing. Meeting the gang every friday night at hot shoppes. I worked at Greta Stevens in Iverson Mall.

Comments:

This site is pretty cool! Lots of great memories...........

 

 

 

Date:

02/12/2009

Guest:

854 (Reference ID: 1762900)

Name:

Donna J Cummins (Merkle & Young)

Email Address:

djyoung_11255@yahoo.com

Location:

Waldorf MD

Referred By:

Word of Mouth

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

Forestville/Morningside

What schools did you attend, and when?:

Suitland Senior graduated 1973 Bradbury Hgts Elementary

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

been a while - drive through alot

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

gravel pits

Comments:

Grew up on 63th Place and went to Bradbury Hgts Elementary - had Ms Grady in 2nd grade!! Anyone remember her. I graduated in 1973 (had Mr Heater for bookkeeping) My sister Debbie graduated in 1972. I married Chuck Merkle who also graduated in 1972 and she married his best friend Bullett (Wirt Trigger - who also graduated 1971 from Suitland). What a great school (back then). We use to skip school and party in the gravel pits (which are no longer there). Got married and moved to Lexington Park and now live in Waldorf. Use to go to Village Barn. Use to party with Bullett, Tommy and Kathy Trigger and Debbie, Mary and Gerry Horstkamp, Andy and John Goldsborough. We lived in Maryland Garden Apts for years and use to have a ball there. We lived at the top of the hill past the pool. Remember the teen club. What great memories. Debbie worked for Kresges and I worked at the Peoples Drug Store at Walters Lane. Use to be heavy but have had the gastric bypass so most people don't recognize me anymore.

I work part time bartending in Waldorf and actually have gotten back in touch with Debbie (Horstkamp) and Andy Goldsborough - who are still married - through a family member of Andys that comes into the Lodge. Mary and Gerry were in my 1st wedding to Chuck

We use to have a "party" room in the downstairs of our apt building (Horstkamps & Cummins) where they had the storage units. It was a nice place to party.

Would love to get in touch with Jeff Gagliano - first crush.

Lived for a little while on Woodland Drive behind Morningside Firehouse and worked at the Laundry Mat for a little while.

Would love to hear from anyone.

 

 

 

Date:

02/12/2009

Guest:

855 (Reference ID: 1762892)

Name:

Linda Howell Vermillion

Email Address:

lvlaplata@aol.com

Location:

LaPlata, MD

Referred By:

Word of Mouth

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

Capitol Heights

What schools did you attend, and when?:

LaReine - 1962-1966

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

Maybe 3 years ago

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

Hanging out at the Mo, lots of good friends, lots of good music, great firehouse dances. Who could ever forget?

Comments:

Some of the best times of my life were spent in the sixties. Too bad we can't go back.

 

 

 

Date:

02/09/2009

Guest:

856 (Reference ID: 1761332)

Name:

Lisa (Bateman) Buchanan

Email Address:

asilbuch@aol.com

Location:

Arlington, VA

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?:

Sandymount ES, Green Valley ES, Stoddart JH, Potomac HS

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?:

The Red Barn (my first job), walking to Iverson Mall (where my next 5 jobs were), Steak in a Sack, shopping at Hecht's, Pagoda 7 restaurant in Iverson Mall.

Comments:

Wow, what a great site! I have so many memories. I grew up on Deer Park Drive. Great sledding in that neighborhood. I was bussed from Sandymount to Green Valley where I had Ms. Ethel Brown as my 2nd and 3rd grade teacher. I loved her and still do. If anyone knows of her whereabouts I would love to see her. I am not sure Green Valley is open anymore. I heard that Vicky Harding died, if anyone knows more about that please contact me. I am almost overwhelmed with all of this.

 

 

 

Date:

02/09/2009

Guest:

857 (Reference ID: 1761323)

Name:

Lisa Breads

Email Address:

lhinsmd@comcast.net

Location:

Waldorf, Maryland

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?:

John Hanson Jr. High, Oxon Hill Sr. High

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

1983

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

N/A

Comments:

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Date:

02/07/2009

Guest:

858 (Reference ID: 1761127)

Name:

jane youngerman

Email Address:

jane12509@yahoo.com

Location:

clinton

Referred By:

Word of Mouth

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

yes

What schools did you attend, and when?:

hillcrest hgts, holy family, benjamin stoddart, potomac high

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

2/3/09

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

getting up at 8am and calling my best friend and going to her house every morning

Comments:

remembering all the good times we had when we were growing up those times will never be forgotten

 

 

 

Date:

02/07/2009

Guest:

859 (Reference ID: 1761092)

Name:

Nancy (DeBoard) Murphy

Email Address:

n_lawrenson@hotmail.com

Location:

Lusby, Maryland

Referred By:

Word of Mouth

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

Yes. Hillcrest Heights

What schools did you attend, and when?:

Hillcrest Heights Elementary 1968-1975, Benjamin Stoddard 1976-1979, Potomac High 1979-1981

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

November 2008. Took Pictures of my old house and schools

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

Walking everywhere to hang out with friends. Junior high school and being friends with Penny Cook. Going to the mall, riding bikes to McDonald's with a dollar to eat lunch and still getting change back.

Comments:

I had a lot of fun memories of hanging out as a kid. We always walked everywhere including the mall, marlow heights shopping center, hillcrest heights shopping center and the bowling alley. I grew up in the Hillcrest Heights area and moved to Temple Hills in 1981. I met lots of people and had way too much fun...most of which I can remember!! It would be great to hear from some of the "Temple Hills Crew." You guys know who you are.
I will be checking out the Steak in a Sack in March. Hope to see some people I know.

 

 

 

Date:

02/07/2009

Guest:

860 (Reference ID: 1761049)

Name:

Phil Feerrar

Email Address:

phil@feerrar.com

Location:

Philadelphia

Referred By:

A Link from Another Site

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

yes, Hillcrest Heights

What schools did you attend, and when?:

Green Valley 67-74; Stoddert 74-75

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

1988

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

tons of kids in the neighborhood, lots of street baseball & football with the Galloways

Comments:

Greatly enjoyed K through first half of 5th grade. Forced busing was enforced January of my 5th grade year...many of my friends were sent away and the school (Green Valley) re distibuted and I switched teachers in January. The rest of the year seemed quite tense but improved the following year. My teachers in order from K-6: Hamil, Michaels, Compozzi, Horton, Hitchcock-Morton, Moore then Williams, and Williams. I remember Mrs Bing the librarian, Mrs Maxwell the p.e. teacher, I can not remember the music teachers name, she was very nice..had polio as a kid. I remember Mrs. Cola the principal and later Mr Jamison. I remember being Hansel in Hansel & Gretel and flubbing my lines and mixing them with Gretel's, I remember them filming the first grade play and showing to us---I called Green Valley about 10 years ago to see if they had it stored...no luck. I fondly remember Mrs Maxwells tumbling/dance shows. I lost my nerve with the no hand flips and became the sound guy instead...she loved Herb Albert!!! I ended up really enjoying Mr Williams as my 6th grade teacher...interesting note: 20 years after leaving 6th grade, Mr Williams called my house in Philadelphia to pass along condolences when my father passed away..he was a very classy guy in my eyes.... I moved on the Stoddert..then moved to central PA for 8th grade and lost contact with almost everyone. Would love to know what happened to the Galloways, Lowes, Heiners, Coffees,,,,,

 

 

 

Date:

02/07/2009

Guest:

861 (Reference ID: 1761031)

Name:

Danny Fazenbaker

Email Address:

dannyfaz58@comcast.net

Location:

Brandywine Md

Referred By:

Search Engine

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

Clinton

What schools did you attend, and when?:

Silver Hill Elem, Eugene Burroghs Jr. High, Gwynn Park Sr. High

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

2009

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

Hanging out at the dart drug with Duke Bozick and the Jr. Hot Shoppes,

Comments:

I remember my sister worked at the Jr. Hot Shoppes and my buddy Duke and I would go there and go to the Dart Drug and eat all the time. We would hang out in the woods around Weschester Estates. Lots of memories of playing football and baseball at Taney Jr. High. I had a crush on Debbie Doyle when I lived up in Hickory Hills. I had a great friend when I lived there, his name was Boyd Richmond He lived in the apartment project that is across from Silver Hill Elementary School. I look for him now and then but canot find him.

 

 

 

Date:

02/05/2009

Guest:

862 (Reference ID: 1760777)

Name:

Paul Toscano

Email Address:

pault@csmd.edu

Location:

None

Referred By:

Search Engine

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

Yes

What schools did you attend, and when?:

Hillcrest Hgts. Elem., 1954-60; Holy Comforter, 1960-62; Mackin HS, 1962-66

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

a couple of years ago

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

Hillcrest Hgts drug store, Murphy's, walking the streets with Joe Myles and John Czaja

Comments:

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Date:

02/04/2009

Guest:

863 (Reference ID: 1760523)

Name:

Allyson Traba

Email Address:

allysontraba@sbcglobal.net

Location:

california

Referred By:

Search Engine

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

yes

What schools did you attend, and when?:

Crossland High, 1976

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

1980

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

times with friends

Comments:

I have never made it back to any reunion. My life out west has been all I dreamed and more but now that I get older, I wonder about my childhood. It was not always that happy. I wonder if anyone who knew me is still there?

 

 

 

Date:

02/03/2009

Guest:

864 (Reference ID: 1760491)

Name:

pat hanson

Email Address:

hansonpatt@yahoo.com

Location:

north beach

Referred By:

Search Engine

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

yes

What schools did you attend, and when?:

crossland 83-86

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

today

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

shoplifting at the mall

Comments:

NO COMMENTS ENTERED

 

 

 

Date:

02/02/2009

Guest:

865 (Reference ID: 1760204)

Name:

Vondell Smith

Email Address:

vonjingo@earthlink.net

Location:

None

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?:

Friendly SHS class of 87

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

Today

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

Going to Outer Limits

Comments:

I loved growing up in the area. I remember Friday nights at Marlow Heights Shopping Center going to Chuck-E-Cheese's and then to the Outter Limits to play Ms.Pacman.

 

 

 

Date:

02/01/2009

Guest:

866 (Reference ID: 1760116)

Name:

Susan "DeBoard" Atchison

Email Address:

SueStill4285@aol.com

Location:

Calvert Co. Maryland

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?:

Hillcrest Hgts Elem., Benjamin Stoddert Junior High

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

2008

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

sledding on the hill beside Joanne Dodd's house and hanging out at the mall.

Comments:

NO COMMENTS ENTERED

 

 

 

Date:

01/28/2009

Guest:

867 (Reference ID: 1759544)

Name:

Mike DeBoard

Email Address:

Focusaudiovideo@aol.com

Location:

Fairfax Station, VA

Referred By:

A Link from Another Site

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

Hillcrest Heights

What schools did you attend, and when?:

Hillcrest Heights Elementary, Benjamin Stoddard, Potomac Senior High

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

10-15 years ago.

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

Marlow Heights carnivals, Tennis at the Marlow Heights rec center.

Comments:

I spent most of my time playing baseball and football with my friends Mike Thayer, Mike Shoop, Mark Shoop, Mike Berganski, Mike Walder, Billy Dodds, Steve Youngerman, Johnny Bayne, Keith Davis (Man was he fast) and anyone else who would play. Worked at the Marlow Heights Theater. Taught tennis for the Rec Center. Worked at Carvel in the Hillcrest Heights shopping center as well as washing dishes at Giovanni's there. Strung tennis racquets for Irvings Sports Shop in Iverson Mall. Worked at Douglas Hi Fi in the mall. My girlfriend at the time worked at the Fanny Mae in the mall. I used to love the O Joys at The Orange Bowl. Their pizza was less than good, though. Almost forgot I also worked at the JR, Hot Shoppes. I loved the Orange Freezes and the Royal Burgers. Anyone remember Pappy Parker's fried chicken? My mom worked at Rector's Restaurant for almost twenty years. I used to love eating at the little restaurant in the Drug Fair. It was the first place I remember where you could fill your own soft drink. Love the sight Chuck. Keep up the good work.

 

 

 

Date:

01/28/2009

Guest:

868 (Reference ID: 1759499)

Name:

Nina DiSessa-Christensen

Email Address:

laninta@comcast.net

Location:

Naples, FL

Referred By:

Word of Mouth

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

Lived on Jameson Street

What schools did you attend, and when?:

Hillcrest Heights< Holy Family & Potomac 75

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

1979

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

Iverson Mall & Red Barn (worked there for several years) 73-75

Comments:

What a great website. I will share some pictures -- later.

 

 

 

Date:

01/27/2009

Guest:

869 (Reference ID: 1759302)

Name:

Chris O'Kelley

Email Address:

irishcutter21@yahoo.com

Location:

Martinsburg, WV

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?:

Overlook Elementary 74-77

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

Everyday

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

Iverson Mall

Comments:

I stumbled onto your site, because some co-workers and I were talking about the old Jhoon Rhee commercial, 'Nobody bothers me' tag. I remember going to eat at the Red Barn with my Mom. We lived in Carriage Hill Apartments, they are still standing. My Mom worked at HIGH Boys Donut Shop part time in the 70's too. My brother and I would walk to Iverson Mall and Flieshman's Village Market alot. My mom would have killed us if she found out. We went to Summer camp at Shugart school. We loved to play in the woods and walk in the creek all the way to the Suitland Golf Course. I would kill my kids if I knew they were playing in woods these days. I have alot of good memories growing up in this area. Just thinking of all the crazy things we do when we are kids, mostly fun and harmless. I ride through this area alot these days, since I still work in D.C. Some things have changed dramatically, but some are still the same, just some new buisness names on some old buildings. I would say the biggest change to the area is the Metro train that runs to branch ave all the way down Suitland Prkway now.

 

 

 

Date:

01/21/2009

Guest:

870 (Reference ID: 1758481)

Name:

Steve Weldon

Email Address:

weldons@verizon.net

Location:

Rowlett, TX

Referred By:

Word of Mouth

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

Oxen Hill/Hillcrest Hts

What schools did you attend, and when?:

Green Valley Elem, Shugart, Potomac 72

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?:

N/A

Comments:

I can remember walking from my house to the Marlow Heights Shopping to the Hobby Shop where I drolled over all the model planes and tanks. I can just remember when the shopping center was being built, I recall it seemed to be out in the middle of nowhere. We moved into the area from the District in 1957 and I stayed there until I graduated from college in 1976.

 

 

 

Date:

01/13/2009

Guest:

871 (Reference ID: 1757249)

Name:

darlene johnson

Email Address:

darlenejohnson@hotmail.com

Location:

oxon hill

Referred By:

Search Engine

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

oxon hill

What schools did you attend, and when?:

oxon hill elem. 71 john hanson junior 72-74 and oxon hill high 75-77

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

all the time. I work in the area

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

junior hot shoppes, drag racing on 210, cb radios

Comments:

still waiting for chuck to find FRIEND CHICKEN IN THE CAN! Those were the best times to grow up. Steak in the sack still has great food by the way! hi to all my friends from Southlawn, Birchwood City, Eastover, Marlow Heights!

 

 

 

Date:

01/10/2009

Guest:

872 (Reference ID: 1756868)

Name:

Patti Driscoll Barber

Email Address:

pbarber2@yahoo.com

Location:

Tallahassee, FL

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?:

Holy Family, LaReigne, Crossland 70-72

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

1994

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

Playing with friends in Essex Court

Comments:

I was so young when I lived there that most of my time was spent walking to and from Holy Family, occasionally stopping at the library with a group of friends, walking down about 4 blocks to the Movie Theatre with my brothers, sister, and friends, going to the Iverson Mall or shopping at Marlow Heights Shopping Center. There was also a summer camp across the street that had arts and crafts and a playground. My sister, brothers, and friends would all walk over there and spend the day playing games, playing on the playground, doing arts and crafts, etc. We also use to have bike shows where we decorated our bikes and did tricks on our bikes. We also use to play kickball and dodgeball on Essex Court. Coe Anderson gave me my first bike and that's where I learned to ride. I remember his mom coming over and having coffee with my mom. I remember the Farrells, Reiters, Andersons, Machis, Deebs and others.

 

 

 

Date:

01/07/2009

Guest:

873 (Reference ID: 1756353)

Name:

Susan Akard Miller (Sue-Koo)

Email Address:

Suekoo71@aol.com

Location:

Georgetown, Texas

Referred By:

Word of Mouth

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

Born in DC moved to Marlow Hgts 59-60

What schools did you attend, and when?:

Sandymount, Stoddard, Potomac Sr

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

About 5yrs ago

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

Pizza Pan, Gievonnis,Jr.Hot Shop, Fairlanes Bowling,Farmers Road, the bridge from Marlow hgts to Temple Hills.

Comments:

I lived on Lyons St. and would skate board down the Kirby hill where Tony Ice lived. My brother Ronnie Miller (passed away in 1977) would walk down the hill with Mike Lyles(lives in VA Beach with his brothers Steve and Jim)and his dog, Killer. Christene Bubier dated Paul Kraft and one of my best friends at the time Terri Marshall dated Jake Sutter, Roger Unger and others. I have not seen or talked to Terri since 1979 and understand she passed away several years ago in Florida. I loved the Motown sound, sling shots, leathers, peters, with our names engraved on them, and we were call "Blocks", not Greasers. My 1st day of skipping school in 7th grade, Mae Ellis and I went down the farmers road. That big snow storm in the 60's Terri and I walked to Vandeberry's in 3ft of snow and dangled on the car bumpers. I saw Creig Bradford about 8yrs ago in Reston VA. I think Creig and Rose live in Herdon VA. I remember when the Harding brothers got in a fight and we lost Butch. But the good thing about the 60's and 70's in Marlow, Hillcrest and Temple Hills, we could walk anywhere at night without being hurt. The fights at the park behind the Hecht Co. with Oxon Hill and Hillcrest guys did not have guns and they used their fists. One night at 12yrs I had a PJ party and Mae, Liebe, Terri and I snuck out and went to the Steak in a Sack at midnight. Peaches would not go and she did not turn the lights out of my basement and my mom showed up to pick us up. I think about Steve and Janet Cosh everytime I see Steve's younger brother as the Defenseive coach at Maryland and now I see he went to Kansas. My other best friend Pam Hotchkiss lived in Olson Ct. I worked with Cathy Lalumier for the Govt. in Reston VA and I retired in June 08 to move to the big sky country. I am so sorry to hear about Timmy and Patty Smith passing last year. I loved growing up in the area and still keep in touch with my best friends. Yes, I did write the names of my friends on the ceiling of Ben. Stoddard bathroom. Too bad the drugs had to get so many good people at that time. Class of 71 - Sue-koo

 

 

 

Date:

01/06/2009

Guest:

874 (Reference ID: 1756027)

Name:

Kevin McNeil

Email Address:

rocon10@yahoo.com

Location:

Skaggsville, MD

Referred By:

Word of Mouth

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

Hillcrest Heights

What schools did you attend, and when?:

Holy Family, McNamara Class of '72

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

Oct. 11 2008

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

N/A

Comments:

I recall the hangouts. Hillcrest Heights Elementary school ball fields; the Hillcrest Heights Boys Club; the baseball field at Holy Family before thsy plopped a new church on it; Iverson Mall; playing "wall ball" in the space between the two sections of the Hillcrest Heights shopping center; Charlene's basement watching the last couple minutes of "the Ice Bowl."
I also recently attended the 40th year reunion of the Holy Family class of '68. In those days had I known Linda was hanging out at the tunnel in Marlow Heights, I would have put on my Goatman outfit(you could buy those at Gary's you know) and hoofed it on over there.

 

 

 

Date:

01/05/2009

Guest:

875 (Reference ID: 1755949)

Name:

Linda Barnhart

Email Address:

obxlinda@yahoo.com

Location:

Annapolis

Referred By:

Word of Mouth

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

St. Clair Dr

What schools did you attend, and when?:

Holy Family

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:

We just had an elementary reunion for 40 years from Holy Family....and this site was mentioned...what a great thing. Does anyone remember the "Tunnel", the "fort", playing 'hide&seek' in the trees behind Sandy Mount....

 

 

 

Date:

01/04/2009

Guest:

876 (Reference ID: 1755734)

Name:

Diane Dubbs Salvatore

Email Address:

dsalva@aol.com

Location:

Laurel, MD

Referred By:

Word of Mouth

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

Temple Hills

What schools did you attend, and when?:

Roger B Taney JH 1968-1971, Crossland 1971-1972, Potomac 1972-1974

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

Many years ago

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

Working at Roy Rogers, Iverson Mall, Tippy's Taco House

Comments:

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Date:

01/03/2009

Guest:

877 (Reference ID: 1755641)

Name:

Pete Mirones

Email Address:

pm5k@verizon.net

Location:

Tampa,Fl.

Referred By:

Word of Mouth

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

Yes

What schools did you attend, and when?:

Capitol Heights Elem,;Maryland Park Jr. High,;Central High,;Crossland High 69

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

2005

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

Allentown Road Burger King,Marlowe Heights,District Heights,Coral Hills

Comments:

I would like to know if anyone has pictures from either Capitol Heights Elem. mid 60's classroom pics or Marlyland Park Jr. High photos from the mid 60's and Central High and Crossland High from 67 thru 69. I would like to to see if anyone I know has pics since I am writing about the days in the "Heights". Or, if you know me from your class email me pm5k@verizon.net

 

 

 

Date:

01/03/2009

Guest:

878 (Reference ID: 1755598)

Name:

Steve Drane

Email Address:

team14@cox.net

Location:

R.I.

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?:

Hillcrest Heights Elementary

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

1975?

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

We were a different generation. Back then we were not slaves to electronica like the kids are now. We were adventurers, exploreres, it was a fuller life I think.

Comments:

What a great site, thanks for giving us all a place to share our memories with each other and to remember a better time.

Here are some of mine:

We lived at a place on 26th Avenue off of Iverson everyone knew as "Ruthie's court." It was called that because it was "governed" by an older woman named Ruthie. I'm probably wrong but when I close my eyes and picture her she sorta looks like Alice from the Brady bunch. Her standing was such that if you got hurt and her townhouse was closer than your's you just went to Ruthie's place to get bandaged up and went back out to play.

In those days the ride to have was a Big Wheel. We had great fun racing around the court back then (basically a square grassy area with some trees bordered by a sidewalk.) We raced lap after lap around the court on our Big Wheels (something that obviously a lasting effect on me as I now race a stock car as a hobby!) Everyone was happy until some kid got something called a "Green Machine!" They were faster than a Big Wheel but Big Wheels were better in the turns thanks to the hand brake :)

Back then my buddy was a kid named Bobby Woods. My Brother John use to hang around with a kid named Johnny Roper (I hink he use to have a motorized amphibious six wheeler.) A few townhouses down from him was a girl named Ari (spelling?) Chamberland. She had beautiful long wavy hair and I use to play kissie smoochie with her until I was dizzy!

My brother Tim use to go to Andrew Jackson High School. He was a true Grit with several layers of striped socks, Chuck D's, and tan Dickies.

My brother Bill use to hang with a kid named Coleman I believe...

Behind our row of townhouses was a grassy area that curved up a short hill that was topped by a stockade fence beyond the fence was the Anton (spelling?)old folks home. Dug into this little hill leading up to the fence were many fox holes for our now classic 12" G.I. Joes. I remember very clearly: if you Joe was wounded you had to bandage him to be realistic! I also remember some older kids corrupting some of the girls in our neighborhood turning their Barbie play house into a brothel, lol. This common area was also where we had the block party every 4th of July. I can close my eyes and see the adults with beers in there hands, kids running with sparklers, and smell all that great southern cooking!

When it rained we'd all head to the curb with our popcicle sticks in the gutter. Each stick either had someone's name on it or it was decorated so you'd know who's was who's. I doubt if my kids would think it was as much fun as we did (thier loss! lol!)

I remember the long ride to Chesapeke beach, the road their was shaped as if by waves. My Dad use to speed up at the tops and bottoms of them to tickle our stomachs as we rode in the back of our green Ford LTD wagon without seat belts, playing with our Hot Wheel and Match Box cars. The rode was lined with honeysuckle and it smelled great. Sometimes we'd pull over and pull some off and suck on them, I think tasted sweet but it's been such a long time I don't know...
When we got to the beach there were hundreds of little black shark's teeth in the surf that we use to collect and make bracelets and necklaces out of. Also everyone wanted the little rope bracelets that you put on and it shrunk to fit when it got wet. And somewhere near there was a wooded picnic area with a metal tower in the shape of a rocket. I was so scared to climb the stairs to the top but I white knuckled my way up there.

What a great time in my life it was.

 

 

 

Date:

01/03/2009

Guest:

879 (Reference ID: 1755586)

Name:

Bill

Email Address:

wromjue@cox.net

Location:

Scottsdale, Arizona

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?:

Hillcrest Heights Elementary

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

1985

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

Just being a kid and enjoying it.

Comments:

Wow, Chuck you said it best "WE ARE THE GHOSTS OF MARLOW HEIGHTS" and funny you should say that because my hobby is Ghost Hunting and Paranormal Investigation! It's been a little while since my last post. I am posting because another poster opened up some fond memories at Hillcrest Heights Elementary.

Valentine mentioned some classes and just happened to mention our 5th. grade class at Hillcrest Heights. What wonderful memories and Mrs. Barrett was an awsome teacher who cared. Valentine mentioned John Salmon who was one of my buddies. We use to hangout in the lunchroom and on the playground. If any one from the 74/75 5th. grade class sees our posts please join in and as Chuck says, "Keep the memories alive!" Our childhood memories are wonderful and this is a great place to share them.

If anyone remembers growing up in Ruthie's Court in the Hillcrest Heights Townhouses on Iverson St. and 26th. Ave. please post your memories. Those were great times. I recently Googled the hood and most of it looks the same on Google earth. It looks like they added on and enlarged Hillcrest Heights Elementary. I also noticed the woods behind the school are shrinking and the subdivisions are growing back there.

Thank you Chuck for the wonder site and Thank You everyone for sharing our childhood!

Godspeed,
Bill Romjue A-K-A Billy Drane, yeah... The kid some of you picked on, L-O-L!!

 

 

 

Date:

01/02/2009

Guest:

880 (Reference ID: 1755524)

Name:

Patrick Crill

Email Address:

patrickcrill@gmail.com

Location:

Sweden

Referred By:

Search Engine

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

from DC, moved to Oxon Run

What schools did you attend, and when?:

Holy Family, Bishop McNamara (class 1970)

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?:

Raucous Kids

Comments:

I just blew an hour and a half going through this site. Nostalgia is such a cheap emotion but very pleasant to have so much recalled to mind: driving around looking for the Goat Man, sled hill and playing football and baseball in Oxon Run Park, selling sodas to the golfers at the course. I lived on the corner of Afton and 28th next to an SOB who would keep our balls when they went in his yard (he got his every Halloween.). I remember driving Sr. Alice Christine (SAC of course) crazy but coming to realize that she was a strong and dedicated woman to have taken on 50 thirteen year olds at a time at Holy Family. Remember meeting Linda at the Marlow Heights theater for a movie after long phone calls and getting approval from both her parents and the Catholic Standard. I was in a constant battle with Brother Harry over the length of my hair in HS but I didn’t have the patience for fashion to be either greaser, mod or collegiate but the boys from The Court (3/4 length leathers and VERY muscular cars) would back me up when trouble came from the Hillcrest or Heights lads or the odd rumble in the park. Skipping school and playing pinball with McGowan and Billy Clyde at the bowling alley. I wonder why they never kicked us out. I’m glad they didn’t.

 

 

 

Date:

01/02/2009

Guest:

881 (Reference ID: 1755453)

Name:

John Margelos, Sr.

Email Address:

jmargelos@comcast.net

Location:

Southern Maryland

Referred By:

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

Anacostia - Moved to Hillcrest Hgts. in '65

What schools did you attend, and when?:

Stoddert (65-68), Potomac (68-71)

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

Off and on.

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

Friends, school, sports, parties.

Comments:

I lived in Hillcrest Heights on Jameson St. We moved there from Anacostia in August 1965. Friends in the neighborhood were the Turner's (Jimmy, Mike, Steve), the Peter's (Mike and David), and Dave Conner. A couple of years later the Adams (Ron, Rod, and Kirk moved in the house right behind our's. We only had to hop the fence to go to each other's house. They had this crazy dog named Harv that was a real "savage." Use to let you come in the yard but you had to run and jump the fence to get out before old Harv could catch you and take a chunk out of your leg. My brother and I had two newspaper routes (Washington Post) and delivered to houses and apartments on 23rd Parkway and along Keating St., Kenton Pl.,and 24th and 25th Aves. Our father ("Hoe") would drive us on Sunday mornings. When we finished, we would go over to Steak-n-a-Sack and get ham and eggs for breakfast. Some other friends and "names" through the years, Jimmy Tate, Danny Hale, Butch Harding, Raymond Hipple, Bob Potts, Jesse Potts, Alvin Potts, all the Finamore brothers, guy's I went to school with and played on sports teams with, Sammy Brown, Eddie Brown, Steve Cosh, Randy Campbell, Tom Allwine, Timmy Allwine, Mike Kriner, Barnard Keyes, Mike Harvey, Fred Thomas, Dave DeCrema, Dan Moore, Bill Streeter, Larry Law, Jerry Cusato, Buddy Killebrew, Randy and Barry McFarland, Chris Hudson, Mark Russell, Mickey Shegogue, and I could go on. I remember pizza's and sub's from Pizza Pan. Food fights at Red Barn. (Before Animal House.) Drivng to end of the street and hopping the wall and "sitting" on the "Hill" and counting stars? Don't ask. The "Mooney Boys." Shooting moons. Playing "Bullit" driving through Marlow Heights. The major snow storms of 1966. (No school for two weeks and did not have to make it up!) Having nine people in my 1965 Mustang and hardly making it up 28th Parkway. I guess from 1970 until I got married in 1976, Bob Potts and I traveled many a mile, picking up girls and partying quite regularly. I haven't seen or talked to "Bad Bob" for about 26 years. That's too long. I need to get in touch with him because he's the reason I met my wife and have the family that I have now. I still consider Bob my best friend and shouldn't have gone this long without trying to contact him and getting together with him. So now is the time if you have someone that you haven't seen or talked to in "years," try to contact them before it is too late. This is a great site, and Chuck you have done a terrific job putting it together and maintaining it. Thanks for all of your hard work and dedication.

 

 

 

Date:

01/02/2009

Guest:

882 (Reference ID: 1755441)

Name:

RICHARD K MALONE

Email Address:

coocoorkm@yahoo.com

Location:

tarpon spring florida

Referred By:

Word of Mouth

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

yes

What schools did you attend, and when?:

hillcrest heights el stoddart potomac 80

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

long time ago

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

starting a street hockey team with friends

Comments:

I LIVE ON OLSON ST FOR 24 YEARS. I CAN REMEMEBER WHEN THERE WAS NOTHING THERE. SURE WISH MY CHILDREN COULD HAVE GROWN UP THERE THE WASHINGTON AREA WAS ONCE A NICE PLACE TO LIVE. WENT TO ALL THE SCHOOLS AROUND THE AREA AND GRADUATED IN 1980 FROM POTOMAC HIGH. I WENT THROUGH THE WEB SITE AND IT BROUGHT BACK MEMORIES.I REMEMBER MRS WIILOWFORD MY KINDIGARDEN AND 1ST GRADE TEACHER. MR GENTRY WAS THE GYM TEACHER FOR A LONG TIME.I

 

 

 

Date:

12/31/2008

Guest:

883 (Reference ID: 1755249)

Name:

Richard Galloway

Email Address:

Goaliesdad4@aol.com

Location:

Shady Side Maryland

Referred By:

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

3308 27th ave. Hillcrest Heights

What schools did you attend, and when?:

Potomac Class of 76

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

About a month ago

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

Wow, what a TV sit-com it could have been.

Comments:

Whats up everybody.

 

 

 

Date:

12/23/2008

Guest:

884 (Reference ID: 1754213)

Name:

steve pagliocchini

Email Address:

pagliocchinis@msn.com

Location:

athens al

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

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Date:

12/22/2008

Guest:

885 (Reference ID: 1754129)

Name:

David Altvater

Email Address:

davida@dellmail.com

Location:

Mechanicsville, MD

Referred By:

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

Yes, Hillcrest Heights

What schools did you attend, and when?:

Hillcrest Heights Elementary, Benjamin Stoddert Jr. High, and Potomac Sr. High, 50's, 60's, graduating from high school 1970

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

November, 2008

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

The woods behind our house on Kirby Drive, the good snows with great sledding, and summer vacations spent with the friends I still have today...

Comments:

I remember when Marlow Heights shopping center was built. I remember when the additional strip shops were built. I remember when the Iverson Mall was built and what a big deal it was to have a "mall". I remember Gary's men's shop relocating from the Hillcrest Heights shopping center to Iverson mall. I bought many "gabs" (gaberdine pants) from Gary's. And at this Christmas time (2008-12-22), I remember when, as a child, I visited Santa in his little "hut", roughly across from the Woolworth's...

Here are some facts about the construction of the Marlow Heights shopping center, courtesy of Wikpedia:
The 28,000-square-foot Giant Food store opened at the $10 million shopping center on 36 acres with 250,000 square feet of store space, on September 16, 1957. At the time it opened it was the largest and most expensive shopping center in the Washington, D.C. area.
On August 29, 1960, Maryland Gov J. Millard Tawes opened the Hecht Company's new $4.5 million, 168,000-square-foot store. This was the fifth Hecht Company store to open in the Washington, D.C. area. This addition to the original center expanded the site to 41 acres. Smaller shops included a Bond Stores outlet.

Other construction in the Hillcrest Heights neighborhood (adjacent to Marlow Heights) during the time I lived there included:

The Iverson Towers apartments, Parkway apartments, Barnaby Run apartments - all were constructed where the woods were closest to my Kirby Drive house. Before they were built (Parkway apartments were first), the land between where I lived and Hillcrest Heights Elementary was all woods. The area of woods was huge and extended from the dead end of 23rd Parkway to Hillcrest Heights elementary to Iverson Place to the houses which were off of St. Barnabas road, and ran along where Olson street was to where Raleigh Road was eventually cut through, and behind Benjamin Stoddert. I believe Raleigh Road went over to Deer Park. 23rd Parkway dead ended at Kirby Drive before it was cut through to Olson Street when Olson was put in or extended from in front of Stoddert Jr. High. The woods went along a stream - you could walk along all the way to a big sewer pipe that went under where the Marlow Heights shopping center is built. The stream also ran along 23rd Parkway. The two converged where Olson turned up toward Benjamin Stoddert. From there the two merged into one stream which flowed toward Iverson Place, going through more woods over to Iverson Place before it was paved. Iverson Place was an extension of Iverson Street that was a dirt road for a long time. It connected Iverson Street to Wheeler Road.
"Gab's" (gaberdine pants) were essentially dress pants and a favorite of ours. We "blocks" wore them with Italian knit shirts, Italian loafers, and rib knit socks that HAD to match the color of our pants (this wasn't always easy when you had lime green or sky blue pants!). This, of course, was when we weren't wearing our Chucks (available ONLY in white or black, high or low top), macs and banlons. We wore our Peters jackets regardless (I even had a Peters jacket that had a zip out lining). The gabs were designed and sized for men, so I remember the crotch hanging down halfway to my knees. One of our favorite fabrics was "sharkskin" which had a real sheen to it and sometimes resembled the car colors that change color depending on which way the light falls on them. We usually saved our money from cutting lawns and other odd jobs and took the bus to downtown DC to shop at the first Cavalier's mens shop on 7th street. We bought some high quality clothing from Cavalier's. They later added a shop across the street from the DC Woodward and Lothrop (which also had a store in the Iverson mall), and then Cavalier's put in a shop in that small strip shopping center right near where the Hot Shoppes was built at Iverson mall.
We also liked "Sansabelt" slacks (introduced in 1959 by the Jaymar-Ruby company), which came in lots of different dress slack fabrics and had a 2-3 inch flexible "triple zone, triple action" elastic webbing "belt" woven in the inside of the belt area around the whole waist. Sansabelts are still available today!
And if we weren't wearing Chucks we dressed up our macs by wearing "Brogans" which were the day's equivalent of a hybrid working / hiking boot. We bought them at the Suitland Trading Post. We rode our bikes over there because it was quite a hike from where we lived. And to personalize our brogans, we used magic markers to color in various sections of the boots, segmented by their stitching...

 

 

 

Date:

12/21/2008

Guest:

886 (Reference ID: 1753976)

Name:

roxanne clubb (drake)

Email Address:

roxyd21@hotmail.com

Location:

Waldorf, Md

Referred By:

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

yes

What schools did you attend, and when?:

Mt. Calvary (late 50's); Suitland (70)

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?:

Mighty Mo, Hot shoppes, Guys and Dolls pool hall

Comments:

I am now retired from the Federal Gov't. I heard someone was looking for me. My sister is Joyce Clubb, brother, Bobby Clubb. They went to Mt. Calvary and graduated from Crossland.

 

 

 

Date:

12/17/2008

Guest:

887 (Reference ID: 1753604)

Name:

Kathy Grantham (Knoeller}

Email Address:

katgrantham@hotmail.com

Location:

Calvert County Maryland

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?:

Silver Hill Elem. (1972-1977) Stoddert (1978-1981)

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

Not since 1990 or 1991

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

Orange Julius and Arcade at Iverson Mall. Also the Carnival at Marlow Heights Shopping Center.

Comments:

Awesome Website!

 

 

 

Date:

12/14/2008

Guest:

888 (Reference ID: 1753124)

Name:

Louise Harding

Email Address:

louharding001@hotmail.com

Location:

Montgomery, AL

Referred By:

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

No, lived there from 1966 to 1978

What schools did you attend, and when?:

N/A

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

1978

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

Teen Club dances and fun in the snow

Comments:

I assisted Lois Adams (my aunt) with teen club, and registered everyone as they entered. My fondest memories are of all the kids who constantly came and went into my home, attending the football games and watching Ron Adams play, coaching the girls in the Silver Hill Boys and Girls Club, and having fun in the snow doing doughnuts on the top level of the Iverson Mall parking lot along with my daughter and brother. I also enjoyed the many times my friend, Pam Barkanic, and I ate at the Steack in the Sack.

 

 

 

Date:

12/11/2008

Guest:

889 (Reference ID: 1752197)

Name:

Carol Kephart (given name)

Email Address:

valenkephart@yahoo.com

Location:

Northern MD

Referred By:

Word of Mouth

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

Originally from Hillcrest Heights

What schools did you attend, and when?:

Hilcrest Heights ES 69-76, Stoddert 76-79, Potomac 79/80

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

Kephart

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

Gosh, we're the subs at Pizza Pan the best EVER?! And the snow, wow, we just don't get it like we used to.

Comments:

Unfortunately I don't remember as much as I'd like. I lost everything due to a tragic theft some years back.

***If Any of you guys attended school the same years as I've listed above, could you please email me. I had a tragic theft of everything I own back in the 90's and I have only been able to get a couple of photos of my childhood.

I was in the following classes,

Hillcrest Heights Elementary
69/70 Kindergarden Teacher; Mandell
70/71 1st Grade teacher; Williford
71/72 2nd Grade teacher: Hodge
72/73 3rd Grade teacher; Sutterman (I can't read my print-out from Upper Malboro very clearly. She was a hot red-headed woman (maybe that will get the guys memories rolling lol)
73/74 4th Grade teacher; Linhan same problem as above
74/75 5th Grade teacher; Barrett (great black teacher who lived on 32rd Pkwy... she really cared)
75/76 6th Grade teacher; Mr. Lehman

Stoddert
76-79 I probably didn't show up in the regular pictures as I remember not being very fond of them those days but I was very active in chorus and took shop in 76/77 for 7th grade and French in 78/79 for 9th grade.

Potomac
79/80 I think I liked pictures a lot more that year, but not school... I may not show up in the regular lineup but I was in gymnastics and of course chorus again. I seem to remember having an argument with my mother to buy the yearbook so maybe I am in it.

I don't remember a lot of names, I felt a bit faded in the background of my cousins (the Adams boys) who I lived with through I think all of my single digit years. They and their mother (my Aunt) were VERY popular and we lived right across from the A&P and Pizza Pan on Iverson St.

There's probably a bunch of you that knew my cousins (Ron, Rod & Kirk Adams), their Mom Lois who ran the teen club and my Uncles and Aunt who lived next door Bob, Tommy, Laura and Steve Vider... to you guys I was probably the young little girl who annoyed you lol
Not to say I have a complex, a lot of you guys were nice to me but I know how the younger siblings can be :-)

I had some pictures of me through the teen club with my cousin Cheryl, I think maybe they took us as a kinda mascot. I remember what was probably the Valentine's Day dances where they would crown a couple of girls. I have faint memories of these pictures my cousin and I were probably 6-8 years old in our red dresses and white tights and the crowned girls we very beautiful. If any of you guys have pictures of some quirky little girls at the teen club, it's probably me and my cousin Cheryl. I would love to get a copy if you could email I can't even tell you how wonderful that would be!

I think those are really my favorite memories even though they are probably more you guys' through a younger person's eyes. I went on to study music when I moved to California when I was 22 and I impressed many with my musical taste. I have to thank the Adams boys, my Aunt Lois and my Unles and Aunt next door for that. Probably mostly my cousins Kirk & Rod and Steve Vider.

I remember a purple mushroom stool my Aunt Laura had and I'm pretty certain that she got it from Suni's but I wouldn't had remembered that or even thought of it before reading the post on here! I actually talked her out of that stool when I was in my teenage years, but alas that was also part of the theft. Got to love ebay for some of our beloved childhood memories.

My mom, Louise Harding was family friends with the school secretary Pam Barkanic and I'd often hide out in her office instead of wherever I should have been.
We would go out to Ocean City together and boy, that place has changed! I had sweet memories of perverted italians (and other guys) there, ok... so it was a bit of a homey place but that was the charm of it. Now it looks like someone's trying to make it into Miami... bleck!

We used to bowl duckpin on some leagues with the Grits hanging around.
I thought it really odd, yet VERY cool that my grandmother Pat Vider knew all the young cute boys, a couple of 15ish year olds showed up as I was getting my ears pierced for my 11th birthday and chatted with my grandmother. Thankfully for them there I had the nerve to go through with getting my ears pierced and not crying in front of the cute boys!
She worked at Murphy's when I was really young and would walk all over town which seemed like everyday. Go Grandma!

I played what seemed like every kinda sport there was for girls on the Silver Hill boys & girls club. My mom (Louise Harding) even coached a few. I'm not sure if it was a constant thing but I was a cheerleader for the club as well.

A few names I do remember,
Joanie Jordan
Inez
Debbie who lived on 23rd Pkwy
Sujata Sarin, who came around in Elementary and rescued me from my every-day mother's-made PB&J's... oh the gift of Indian food! She eventually realized PB&J wasn't so great everyday :-(
Vickie (I think) she lived over on Beumont or Akron St's. Fun red head, I really liked her and have no idea how we lost touch.
Perry Gaylord and his family lived at the same apartments on 23rd Pkwy
Phyllis Prather, I remember her at a childhood birthday party and saw her picture recently on the yahoo group Potomac class of 82'.
John Salmon, from Stoddert

I'm very much a visual person and perhaps if I saw picture all the memories would come flooding back to me. I wish I could remember more names and I apologize for whoever I might have missed that remembers me. Please feel free to knock me on the arm (but if you could email a picture first that would be a big help! :-) )

I used to skip school at Potomac and go hang out at John Hansen where my best friend (a year younger) was still going. Her name was Karen Jacobs (she had an older sister with Red hair who's name escapes me). I had moved over to Rosecroft Gardens in Jan 79' (which was later changed to Rosecroft Mews). We would hang out at the Tucker Road Ice Rink with the Greer sisters, Sharon and Susan (who I've also lost touch with) They lived off of Bock Rd I think. Karen and I got kicked out of the ice rink once, we got caught drinking in the bathroom and when we came out there was a crowd gathered in lines on each side of our path guiding us out the door and they were all clapping. We were embarrassed and felt like celebrities all at the same time. Apparently we were more "known" than we knew.

We would walk or hitchhike up Brinkley Rd in the snow to hang out on top of the hill and sled down on whatever we could attach ourselves to!

Obviously some of these memories aren't the makings of good examples to our children but I look at children walking to school these days and it worries me, it's not like when we walked to school. Were we really that safe or was that a naive memory?

Anyway, hats off to the master of this awesome website and you guys for igniting wonderful childhood memories!

P.S. GRITS! I did not know that this was not a universal thing! I remember hitting 4th grade or so and the razzing I took for not wearing Chucks! I was so NOT COOL! lol

 

 

 

Date:

12/10/2008

Guest:

890 (Reference ID: 1752178)

Name:

Luisa Beatrez Ferreira

Email Address:

lferreir@umd.edu

Location:

West River, MD

Referred By:

Word of Mouth

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

Yes

What schools did you attend, and when?:

Sandymount, Holy Family, La Reine

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

Last week, my parents still live on St. Clair Drive

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

Buying 5 cent candy at Murphy's and my first Beatles and Jackson 5 singles at Woolworth

Comments:

My best memories were from my first job at Dunkin Donuts with Mr. Watson. Remember his upside down backwards clock? He would always tell people who were reading to "Get out of here, does this look like the library?" Speaking of the library, I remember when the Hillcrest library was in a store front in the Hillcrest Shopping Center. I have seen a few mentions of Steak ina Sack. I still go by there sometimes and eat with my dad. I used to work there with Zackie Kalid (God rest his soul.) We used to buy our Christmas tree at Arcadian Garden. And Red Barn was our favorite place for a rare family dinner out. Although I didn't attend Stoddart, my best friend ever Maria Jones did. I would go there and hang out with her when my school wasn't in session. It makes me happy when I see the old landmarks when I visit my folks, but then I miss the ones that are gone forever.

 

 

 

Date:

12/10/2008

Guest:

891 (Reference ID: 1752160)

Name:

Joyce Jewett

Email Address:

jjfloyd68@aol.com

Location:

Kent Island, MD

Referred By:

Search Engine

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

Suitland

What schools did you attend, and when?:

Suitland Senior High

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

43 years

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

District Heights Bif Boy

Comments:

I have not been in the Marlow Heights area for over 40 years. I really do not remember much about it, other than my Mom worked at the Hecht Company. My Dad was co-owner of Blue Bird Cabs in Marlow Heights. I just moved back to Maryland 8 years ago, have not lived here since 1970, than I was only here when I came home to visit. I would love to see people from Suitland, but cannot do the drive to Virginia or Marlow Heights, would love to have a get together on here across the Bay Bridge.

 

 

 

Date:

12/10/2008

Guest:

892 (Reference ID: 1752122)

Name:

Ruthann Youngerman

Email Address:

rudyraintree@aol.com

Location:

Clinton

Referred By:

A Link from Another Site

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

Hillcrest Heights

What schools did you attend, and when?:

Hillcrest Hghts Elem, Holy Family, LaReine and Potomac

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:

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Date:

12/09/2008

Guest:

893 (Reference ID: 1752029)

Name:

Nancy Harris

Email Address:

hjhomegirl@yahoo.com

Location:

Frederick, MD

Referred By:

Word of Mouth

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

yes, then called Hillcrest Heights

What schools did you attend, and when?:

Green Valley ES, Sandymount ES, Shugart JHS, Potomac HS

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

Thanksgiving 2008

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

no worries

Comments:

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Date:

12/01/2008

Guest:

894 (Reference ID: 1750941)

Name:

ALAN BLUME

Email Address:

KINGTUT_3@HOTMAIL.COM

Location:

BETHESDA MD

Referred By:

Word of Mouth

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

YES

What schools did you attend, and when?:

JAMES RYDER RANDALL

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

3 MOTHS AGO

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

LET ME THINK,

Comments:

MY BEST MEMORIES ARE ALL THE SWEET KIDS IN THE NEIGHBORHOOD THAT WOULD SPEND TIME WITH ME STEVE SMITH WAS A GOOD BUDDY SO WERE LISA AND GAIL WINSTON THERE WERE MANY OTHERS BUT THOSE 3 STAND OUT IN MY MIND, I HAD SO MANY CRUSHES LIKE PAM LANCH AND KAREN HAWKS JUST TO NAME A FEW BUT THE 3 I REALLY WAS INLOVE WITH WERE CHRISTENE SULLIVAN, TINA VENARY THE BEST PART ABOUT THAT WAS ONE YEAR MY MOTHER TAUGHT 5TH GRADE CCD TO TINA SO I GOT TO SIT NEXT TO HER EVERY TUESDAY UP AT HOLY FAMILY TINA YOU WERE A VERY SWEET PRETTY GIRL THANK YOU, BUT THE ONE I STILL TALK TO, TO THIS DAY IS MARIE MASCHE SHE WAS IT TO ME, YOU KNOW I LOVED THE HOT TURKEY SANDWICHES UP AT THE RESTAURANT IN HECHTS, AND THE BEEF AU JUS AT THE HOT SHOPPES CAFETERIA, AND THE 22 CENT HAMBURGER AT JR HOT SHOPPES I CAN NOT FOR GET THE BEST BARN BUSTER I HAD MANY OVER THAT TIME, BUT YOU KNOW ONE PLACE IHAVEN'T HEARD ANYONE TALK ABOUT IS THE PIZZA PAN THEY HAD THE BEST HOAGIES AND STEAK AND CHEESE IN THE WORLD. I LOVED THE WAY YOU COULD GO SEE DR. GORDON AT HIS HOME AND HE WOULD MAKE HOUSE CALLS, WHEN IVERSON MALL WAS BEING BUILT I WOULD GO BY IT EVERY MORNING ON THE SCHOOL BUS WATCHING IT GO UP THINKING IT WAS AN APARTMENT I THOUGHT IT WAS SO COOL THAT IT HAD STORES, A GOOD MEMORY WAS ALWAYS GOING UP TO DRUG FAIR AND GETTING THE BIG ICY CUP OF SPRITE NOTING LIKE IT, BUT ONE OF MY MOST MEMORABLE MOMENTS WERE TAKING LONG WALKS WITH MY BROTHER MICHAEL HE WOULD WALK ME FROM HILLCREST HEIGHTS TO THE MALL AND THE MARLOW HEIGHTS THANK YOU MIKE I LOVE YOU.......... LET'S NOT FORGET THE MARLOW THEATER, ALL THE GREAT TIMES UP AT SANDY MOUNT ON FRIDAY NIGHTS MOVIES, THE PLAYS AT POTOMAC MICHAEL WOULD BE IN, BY THE WAY I FORGOT TO MENTION STEAK IN A SACK WAS THE PLACE TO GET GREAT FOOD MY MOTHER WORKED THERE IN THE EARLY 70'S. DOES ANYONE REMEMBER FR. BROGAN HE HAD A COOL GTO HE WAS A GREAT GUY. IFANYONE REMEMBER ME E-MAIL ME THANK'S. HI CAROL LEO..................

 

 

 

Date:

11/30/2008

Guest:

895 (Reference ID: 1750826)

Name:

carmela nicolosi-robertson

Email Address:

snoopy122855@yahoo.com

Location:

madison va.

Referred By:

Word of Mouth

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

28 th ave

What schools did you attend, and when?:

sandymount,stodder

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

oh god uncle joe diprima die

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

my uncle hair shop and all family living 28thave

Comments:

my uncle freddie had hair shop next to bank at end. than uncle joe nicolosi work hillcrest and move marlow hight to cut hair at end wear high use be. my uncle louie use clean holy family church well do miss all these uncle they pass now that was marlow and hillcrest highest not good speller. don't forget bingo hallsmy mom flovor place holy family. and boy club behine shop center hillcrest now mom pass away to.

 

 

 

Date:

11/30/2008

Guest:

896 (Reference ID: 1750763)

Name:

Loretta Nappi

Email Address:

Lory2@verizon.net

Location:

Upper Marlboro

Referred By:

Word of Mouth

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

yes

What schools did you attend, and when?:

holy family

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

recently

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

everything, we were free

Comments:

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Date:

11/28/2008

Guest:

897 (Reference ID: 1750562)

Name:

Lorrie

Email Address:

Lory2@verizon.net

Location:

Upper Marlboro

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

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

recently

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

the grits, the blocks, iverson mall, Marlor Heights carnivals BRIAN TUMA, my first love, Mike Grimley my first car Dallas Kitchen, Red Barn and of course drinking when we should not and marrying my-ex Steve Griese

Comments:

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Date:

11/25/2008

Guest:

898 (Reference ID: 1750254)

Name:

Karen (Paddock) Lydon

Email Address:

lydon13k@yahoo.com

Location:

White Plains, MD

Referred By:

A Link from Another Site

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

Hillcrest Heights and vicinity

What schools did you attend, and when?:

Hillcrest Elem; Stoddart MS; Potomac 1976

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

recently - working at Andrews AFB and my dentist is still in Marlow Hts by the Hobby shop

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

All of them.

Comments:

I've been reading this site for a while now and would love to know where some of my friends from those days are now. Where's Phil Petit, Bobby Powell, Richard Smallwood (my first big crush), Marcus Mascaranhas, Cliff (big blonde guy from Potomac Class of 75(?)), Mikey Matthews, Timbo Davis, Melvin Davis, Mackie Jenkins, Darlene Anderson and her sister, all 3 of the Willy sisters - Kim, Kelly & Kristine, Finnegan brothers, and Perry Gaylord (had one arm and was one of the best baseball players I ever saw) - to name just a few that I'm curious about . . . Any of you out there? Feel free to email me to catch up.

Thanks Chuck for the great site.

 

 

 

Date:

11/25/2008

Guest:

899 (Reference ID: 1750243)

Name:

bob shaffer

Email Address:

bob@mailautosort.com

Location:

boise id

Referred By:

Search Engine

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

suitland

What schools did you attend, and when?:

suitland elem, andrew jackson jr

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

1985

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

walking to iverson mall

Comments:

i remember always going to iverson mall. my best friend was a grit and i remember on a few occasions getting jumped coming out of the mall.

 

 

 

Date:

11/24/2008

Guest:

900 (Reference ID: 1749984)

Name:

Martin Tillett

Email Address:

paleohombre@hotmail.com

Location:

Alexandria, Virginia

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 Sr. High

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

The other day! Drive through weekly between work and home.

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

Shopping Center, Iverson Mall, Marlow Theater

Comments:

I believe I was one of the first to sign the guest book back in 2005. Glad to see the site is growing and so many people are responding.Chuck has done a great job keeping it all together and putting forth the effort to make the site grow and to organize events. Wish I had more time to contribute or participate. I thought I would retire in two years but with the turnaround in the economy and IRA's and investments having all gone south, it is beginning to look like retirement is a myth. I keep checking back every month or so hoping to find out about people I haven't heard from or seen for many years.

 

 

 

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