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Growing Up In D.C./Balt: Who Else Remembers....

Joe H. | Apr 27, 200212:58 AM     89

I graduated from Montgomery Blair High School in '64 with Connie Chung and Goldie Hawn the year before.
(Belatedly, thank you Connie for not covering your paper in plane geometry. Where it not for you I wouldn't have graduated.) Ben Stein preceded me by two years. Blair then had 2,700 students in three grades with most of us having an incredible pride in the school and the city that we grew up in, Silver Spring, which was promoted as Maryland's second largest.
In a post below Trix asked me about rum buns and half smokes which were both native to D. C. in the '50's and 60's and before. I'm just wondering how many other people on this board remember:

The Varsity on 40 west
Queenstown Mo
Reindeer Frozen Custard in Silver Spring
Teen club
Martin's Dairy on Georgia Avenue
Weile's Ice Cream in Langley Park (Washington Monument)
Harold's Fat Boy
Beltsville Drive In/Elkridge Drive In
Phillip's Crab House in Ocean City when there was only one location and it was really a crab house!
Shrimpboat
75/80 Dragaway
Fouad Ramses ("Blood Feast")
Two O'Clock Club
Peter Pan Inn
McDonald's original fries
Hofberg's on Eastern Avenue
Ameche's Powerhouse (fast food restaurant)(Anyone??)
Maria's 300 in Little Italy
Harv Moore on PGC
1Y/4F...Dundalk
The Old Stein
The Golden Point
Benny's Seafood at Maine Avenue
Stephenson's Bakery in Anacostia ("checkerboard box")
Original Jerry's Sub Shop on Kennedy St. N. W. (NOT
Wheaton which it moved to.)
Top's Drive In
Cinerama
A swiss sundae at Gifford's
Johnny Dark on CAO (not WEAM)
Barry Richards (Geater with the heater, boss with the
hot sauce on WDON, WUST, WHFC, etc.)
Hound Dog
Hippodrome
YWCA chocolate chip cookies
Capitol Theatre
Milt Grant
Bowling For Dollars
Gwynn Oak Amusement Park
DeMatha beating Power Memorial and Lew Alcindor.
Wilson Line & Marshall Hall
The Gayety
North Beach
Suburban Trust Company
Charles County slots & Waldorf
Buddy Deane
Roy Buchanan/Jimmy Dean at the Crossroads
Jimi Hendrix at the Ambassador Theatre
Uline Arena
Submarine races at Haines Point/Friendship Airport
A cheerleader from Kenwood HS whose arm was in a cast and I sat next to in '64 when Blair played them. Did you ever marry the captain of your football team?

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