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
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
freddy from boca
Trampolines next to nw bowling alley and near zentz pharmacy
The Avalon movie
Nat’s off of park heights AND SPAULDING NEAR QUEENSBERRY PLAYGROUND
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
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
THE TALL TEXAN AT THE HECHT COMPANY
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
White coffee pot
These are wonderful memories.
I can only add eating at Mee Jon Low on Park and Mulberry Street
Just talking about walking upstairs for best Chinese food.
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)
keith A Spivey
My mother still lives on Dayta Drive. We moved there on July 3,1956. I remember all of these wonderful places. the 4×4 at Sid Mandell’s and the counter at Read,s drug store. We always shopped at the Food Fair. Saturday was a treat to go to Mondawmin. Woodmoor still looks good on some blocks but, others are not nice. The shopping ctr is a real mess and can be very rough.
I remember the China Clipper had the best egg rolls ever. When I moved as an adult , to MT Vernon, I would go to the China Clipper’s sit down resturant. It was on Charles Street.
We would also go to the Ambassador Movies on Liberty Hgts. This was a first class area and great place to grow up. I really miss those better days and great times.
Best Wishes and I hope to hear from you, Keith A Spivey
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).
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
Charles "Al" Willis
Lake Roland, Willie & the poor boys of Pimlico, Dolly Krebs.
L. W. Lucas
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
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.
Bean to Freddy, see you one day
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.
Gary handlesman wasnt even close to being the best athlete then
You forgot (or maybe you’re too young to remember):
Knocko’s pool room on Liberty heights ave.
Wilson’s carry out shops
P.S. # 49
Crashing parties on Saturday nite
Crab feasts in back yards
Picnics in Leakin Park
A cherry coke at Reads
Midnight bowling at Unitas Colt lanes
Arundels Ice Cream
Carlins Drive In
Knockos pool room on Liberty Heights
Duck pin bowling on Garrison Blvd
And who could forget Miss Nancy? I was on her Romper Room show for one month in 1953. Here’s a two minute video from the show: http://cb108.blogspot.com/2008/09/romper-room-1953.html
I use to love to go to Lotus Inn Chinese restaurant on Road and Mr K’s for crabs. How about The Crest Theater?
Jessies subs on park hghts.
Avalon double features for 25 cents.
Park hghts bowling alley and library, near luskins.
Zentz and Richmonds. Had 2 coddie types, the Cohens were 7 cents vs. 5 for the other.
Barcelona in the Crest/Mandel shopping center on Rogers and Reist rd.
Taking the #5 on park hvhts or the #7 on reist rd. The 22 near carlins to go to the stadium … I think.
Agree .. Best shakes at Prices and the powerhouse at ginos for 50 cents.
Calvin and the van dykes on fri night at milford swim club dance.
Penny candy from Ms. Loves on Hayward ave near the race track.
Shuberts (sp) music shop … Where I bought my 45’s and Meet the Beatles album.
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