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Musings About NW Baltimore Growing Up in the 60’s

It’s 2 AM, Poker After Dark is showing a repeat, I am looking out the window into the face of a blizzard and I am Remembering:
Jumping Jiminy -tampoline on Park Heights
Benny’s Pool Hall on Belvedere
Louise’s Sub —Best Steak Sub Ever
Gwynn Oak—Wild Mouse Ride still the scariest
Painters Mill Theatre in the Round—Harry Chapin
Harley’s—never duplicated Sub shop
Forest Theatre in Forest park
Crest Theatre next to Mandel’s
Bowling Alley Around the corner from the Crest—with pinboys
Uptown Theatre
The Diner of Course–hot roast beef
Read’s in Pimlico
Bunny Wilson and Paul Baker at University of Baltimore
English Class with Joe Brune at City
Watching Gus Johnson and the Pearl at the Civic Center
Free Skate after the Clipper Games
ahhhhhhhhhhhh The Baltimore Colts—not enough space
Ameche’s Powerhouse hamburger
Gino’s and the Gino Giant
S&H Parking Lot
NW-Pikesville Basketball Game when Sternberg scored 25
The areas 2 best athletes—Steve Krulevitz from Park and then UCLA and Gary Handleman from City and then Johns Hopkins
Teammates—Donnie Willingham, Quinton Smith, Dave Solow, Phil Smith, Barry Waters, Desmond Timberlake, Jeff Wagner, Sheldon Ackman,
Alan Sternberg and Coach Sam Leisure from the Northwestern Wildcats

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  1. By: freddy from boca | On: February 10, 2010

    Trampolines next to nw bowling alley and near zentz pharmacy
    The Avalon movie
    The forest
    Mandel BallowS
    Nat’s off of park heights AND SPAULDING NEAR QUEENSBERRY PLAYGROUND
    TOWANDA
    PETER PAN WITH THE PEACOCKS
    NATES AND LEONS
    RT 40 PUTT PUTT
    CARLINS DRIVE IN
    JIM GENTILES RESTAURANT IN REISTERSTOWN
    BUD’S WITH THE PIZZA BREAD
    FROCKS FARM
    THE MARDI GRAS ON HARFORD RD.
    THE BOWLING ALLEY AROUND THE CORNER FROM THE CREST
    PENSE PINKIES 25 CENTS AND A PENNY TAX
    BOB A LOOPS
    COINS THAT CAME IN A PACK OF BASEBALL CARDS
    ALL STAR BASEBALL WITH THE DISKS THAT WENT ON SPINNERS
    ELECTRIC FOOTBALL WHERE ONE MAN ALWAYS JUST WENT AROUND IN CIRCLES
    BORMANS RESTAURANT WHERE YOU WENT DOWN SOME STEPS TO GET IN- GOOD ITALIAN
    DANTE’S ON LIBERTY RD.
    PRICES DAIRY THE BEST MILK SHAKES
    GWYNN OAK PARK REPORT CARD DAY
    WASE’S DELLY
    CHARLIE RUDO’S
    THE TALL TEXAN AT THE HECHT COMPANY
    GIRARDS
    TRUCKY HALPERN AND THE TALENT SHOW AT THE PIMLICO
    AMECHE’S AND THE TRAYS THAT WENT ON YOUR CAR DOOR
    REAMERS MENS SHOP
    THE V I P POOL CLUB
    MILFORD MILL POOL CLUB
    KNOCKO’S POOL CLUB
    THE SPIT PIT AT GARRISON
    HUMMERS TENNIS SHOES
    COXMORE SWEATERS
    ADLER SOCKS
    WEEJUNS
    White coffee pot



  2. By: Mike Switzenbaum | On: February 10, 2010

    These are wonderful memories.
    I can only add eating at Mee Jon Low on Park and Mulberry Street



  3. By: Baltimore Bill | On: April 4, 2010

    Woodmoor Shopping Center- C&M 5&10, Sid Mandells Deli, Reads Drug Store, Silbers Bakery, Sugars Shoes, Harmans Men & Boys, Ben Mar Gifts, China Clipper Chinese Carry-out, Sam & Petes Barber Shop, Penn Fruit (then A&P)



  4. By: Jerry | On: April 27, 2010

    don’t forget Lucille Playground, Howard Johnson’s at Colespring and Reisterstown Rd. as well as the one at Reisterstown Rd. and the Beltway (now Target Store).
    Toddle House on Park Heights near Rogers.
    Oliver T. Hughes Collegians.
    Betty and Jakes on St. Ambrose and Reisterstown Rd. (Best Shrimp Cakes ever).



  5. By: ROSE | On: May 2, 2010

    druid hill park, lexington market, mt royal terraces, north ave, “””darn those tiny lil hamburger “”??? what ooooh “white castle hamburger”Western high school on howar street, Reeds drugs, “i love the 60″s



  6. By: Charles "Al" Willis | On: August 27, 2010

    Lake Roland, Willie & the poor boys of Pimlico, Dolly Krebs.



  7. By: L. W. Lucas | On: January 19, 2013

    Westview Mall
    Champs Drive-In
    Toots Barger’s Bowling Alley on Liberty Heights
    Howard Park Church and those paper drives
    The Ambassador Theater
    Schriebers Grocery Store
    Edmonson Drive In Theater
    Acme Stores
    The ice cream shop at Old Court & Liberty Rd.
    The still famous Double T Diners.
    The “beep” line.
    The list goes on and on.
    My Mom still lives on Englewood.
    I miss all of that but I still get up to visit quite a bit. So its never far from my mind.



  8. By: Cave | On: January 7, 2014

    Bean to Freddy, see you one day
    Zef
    The fra
    6 to5



  9. By: James Scofield | On: July 4, 2014

    I share some of these memories with you, especially English class with Joe Brune at City. What Class? I’m Class of ’67 and went back there briefly as principal.



  10. By: Miles chester | On: July 6, 2014

    Gary handlesman wasnt even close to being the best athlete then



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