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Re: Old pictures of Fairfax county, love em!
Posted by: old evinrude tech ()
Date: May 31, 2014 03:33PM

Ye Ole Woodson Man Wrote:
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> Ye I bought a Yamaha in 2005 as the old Evinrude
> was way beyond repair. It has been a great motor.
> Its not as smooth as the Evinrude as its a 3 cyl
> nor as powerfull , just does not have the punch
> the V4 had but its been good and Im happy with it
> .I did not like what happened to the
> Evinrude/Johnsons either.
>
> >down in the basement shop, next to the Suzuki and
> Evinrude service manuals was a copy of a
> government publication that listed MOH winners
> from the Civil War onward.
>
> He probably had that list there so people could
> check and see he was a real recipent. There have
> been many fakers of the MOH award. Back then there
> were no computers to check someone out.


Why didn't you get a V-4 Yamaha? The 115 and 130 Yamaha V-4s are some of the best outboards they ever made.

About the Medal of Honor book in the shop, only employees were down there, so it must have been there so we could read his citation. He could have kept it at home or in his office it seems like.

I'm not saying the Colonel was not a true war hero, he certainly was. I'm just saying that he did not obscure the fact, quite the opposite. I remember one time, he told us that he was going to Daytona for the Firecracker 400 (now Coke Zero 400). He added that NASCAR was treating MOH recipients to the race. And as somebody mentioned, when VA started issuing MOH license plates, he got 'em.

All I'm saying is the subject of the MOH came up often and one could not work there long and be unaware of it.

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Re: Old pictures of Fairfax county, love em!
Posted by: Ye Ole Woodson Man ()
Date: May 31, 2014 09:40PM

The V4 Yamaha was out of my pockets reach. It is a great motor.

When the Col got his plates is when I found out about it. I never knew as I said, but plenty of customers would have known, Marines who knew him.
When I saw the plates on the old blue Subarban I thought they belonged to Bob who was in his 50's had a limp and was the parts man. I asked Bob and he said Thats the Col's plates. It was a suprise to me. And I flashed back to old Eddie
Lol. "He did something great in the Korean war"

We raced with another famous man who was probably the best known Air Force commander in the Vietnam war. He went to Budds Creek a lot as we did and rode a Husky, he was full race and had everything , tools and tool boxes, tent canopy, little sprayer jugs to wash off the bikes.Torsten Hallman leathers.
He was over 50 and we MX punks got a big kick out of that as he was the oldest person racing older then my father by 10 years back then. He was in good shape and had a handlebar mustache. Word got out that he was a pilot maybe even a fighter pilot. We asked him and he brushed it off.."Ya I have flown a bit in some planes no big deal". He was a good guy and rode very well aginst us young guys . He had a name you would never forget Robin Olds.Many years later I saw his pic. in a Vietnam war history book. He had been a Ace in WW2 shot down Migs in Korea, was a Col commanding the AF fighters in Thailand. He shot down 4 Migs in Vietnam and could have taken a 5th to be a MIG ace in Vietnam but passed it off to his wingman as he knew the AF would send him home on PR tour, he was a fighter pilots pilot and trained his pilots in classic WW2 dogfight tactics upping their Mig kills. Later he was the Supt of the US Air Force academy and retired just before racing at Budds Creek as a Brig Gen. In Vietnam he had his handlebar mustache although it was against AF regs. He was a good guy and a hero also. And we never knew about him being a hero back then.

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Re: Old pictures of Fairfax county, love em!
Posted by: Robin freakin Olds? ()
Date: May 31, 2014 10:12PM

Robin Olds?

He was the man...brilliant s.o.b., and you left out a huge part of his resume...he was an All-American football player at West Point, and is a member of the college football hall of fame.

He graduated early (as so often happened during WWII) and became an ace when he was around the age of 25, flying P-38's and P-51's.

Did NOT fly in Korea, and reportedly was not happy about that. He was married to Ella Raines, who was a hugely famous and beautiful hollywood star of the day, and maybe that was a reason.

Flew F-4's in Vietnam in his mid 40's...and was the first to get 4 MIG's (there were only two "front seat" aces, and 3 more "back seat" aces in Vietnam).

And so, he is also a member of some aviation hall of fame, can't remember which one, but a legit one as I remember...

I've heard that he was known to be a bit of an iconoclast, and like to party a bit...and even though he did eventually become a general, he was more interested in being a fighter pilot, and to "fly and fight".

I think I can attribute this to him, my memory gets cloudy on this, but a story is that he was giving a speech where many Strategic Air Command personnel were present...these were the "bomber" guys...and of course there was a rivalry between them and the fighter guys...for prestige, funding, whatever. The SAC motto is "Peace is our Profession". Cool enough, I guess...but not for a fighter pilot. He got up on stage, and said, "My name is Robin Olds, and peace has never been my profession"...good stuff.

His men loved him.

Unfortunately, I never met him, so I don't know those personality things first hand.

You met a freaking legend.

Sorry for getting way off track on a wonderful thread.

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Re: Old pictures of Fairfax county, love em!
Posted by: Ye Ole Woodson Man ()
Date: June 01, 2014 12:43AM

> You met a freaking legend.
Thats what I found out 25 years later as said we did not know any of that then he was the "Old Guy Moto Cross Rider" We talked to him many times in the pits. One time a guy said something about how fast his car was, he was racing on the street, BG Olds did not like that and he said "You think your cars fast try taking off in a jet on full afterburner zero to sixty in two second flat, Don't be doing that stupid stuff on the streets".

And as said he down played his military career. We never knew he was a retired Brig General.

He had his mustache in Vietnam and yes he was a very popular commander with all his men officers and enlisted. When he got back to the States after Vietnam he reported to a General and the General walked up to him, pointed at his mustache and said "Take It Off" he simply said "Yes Sir" and that was that.

I saw him on the history channel about a year before he died, he did not look anything like he did. At the cycle races he looked about the same as he did in Thailand just a bit older. He spoke on the History Channel about downing a German in a M109 . he was in a P38 I think, he saw the Germans 50 miles off and they overtook them from the rear stealthly. He dropped down and had the M109 in his gunsight then his engne stumbled and quit, he had not changed his fuel tanks and ran out on 1. He made a quick decision and pulled the trigger, the German 109 went down, then he switched tanks restarted and got out of there. He said on History Channel that he was the first pilot in History in Combat to down an enemy plane... In Glide mode! I got a good kick out of that.

God Bless you Gen. Olds, Col Myers and all those unnamed who have served our country in war and peace and keep my and my familys shirt on our backs, sleeping safe in our beds at night without fear.

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Re: Old pictures of Fairfax county, love em!
Posted by: Ye Ole Woodson Man ()
Date: June 01, 2014 12:56AM

Oh, as far as any partying went with Gen Olds. I was 19 at the time no partying for me back then with the Gen. He was cycle racing for fun, I never saw him partying.

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Re: Old pictures of Fairfax county, love em!
Posted by: Ye Ole Woodson Man ()
Date: June 01, 2014 10:28AM

Budds Creek Motor Cross had just opened about 71 or so Lots of people from Nova went there on Sundays then as today. I have not been there in 40 years but have passed by many times going to the bay.
The one rider #26 white plate expert class, I think his name is Mike Cleveland. He was a very smooth rider and won lots of races. He was one of the top riders then at Budds Creek His bike is a 250 Montessa. The Maico Jumper is Steady Eddie Expert #8. He became a top rider also. Ye Ole is a yellow plate #250 on a Husky 250 just slogging along "doing my job" for the spectators.
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Re: Old pictures of Fairfax county, love em!
Posted by: jackr ()
Date: June 01, 2014 07:53PM

From http://www.cmohs.org/recipient-detail/3166/myers-reginald-r.php

For conspicuous gallantry and intrepidity at the risk of his life above and beyond the call of duty as executive officer of the 3d Battalion, in action against enemy aggressor forces. Assuming command of a composite unit of Army and Marine service and headquarters elements totaling approximately 250 men, during a critical stage in the vital defense of the strategically important military base at Hagaru-ri, Maj. Myers immediately initiated a determined and aggressive counterattack against a well-entrenched and cleverly concealed enemy force numbering an estimated 4,000. Severely handicapped by a lack of trained personnel and experienced leaders in his valiant efforts to regain maximum ground prior to daylight, he persisted in constantly exposing himself to intense, accurate, and sustained hostile fire in order to direct and supervise the employment of his men and to encourage and spur them on in pressing the attack. Inexorably moving forward up the steep, snow-covered slope with his depleted group in the face of apparently insurmountable odds, he concurrently directed artillery and mortar fire with superb skill and although losing 170 of his men during 14 hours of raging combat in subzero temperatures, continued to reorganize his unit and spearhead the attack which resulted in 600 enemy killed and 500 wounded. By his exceptional and valorous leadership throughout, Maj. Myers contributed directly to the success of his unit in restoring the perimeter. His resolute spirit of self-sacrifice and unfaltering devotion to duty enhance and sustain the highest traditions of the U.S. Naval Service.

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Re: Old pictures of Fairfax county, love em!
Posted by: Ye Ole Woodson Man ()
Date: June 01, 2014 09:47PM

Col Myers was a Major as stated the XO of the unit. He was a WW2 marine thats why he was in Korea at the beginning of the war. He was ordered to form up the unit of marines and Army troops , they were "cooks and candlestick makers" and he formed them into a fighting unit, all US Marines are riflemen first no matter if they are male or female or what their military MOS is cook or supply person. As stated he took the small force up that hill and defended it against a much larger enemy force keeping them from taking the ground below.
Which helped greatly as they were all in the "Frozen" Chosen Reservoir area of battle. US Marine General then Col. Chester"Chesty Puller" was the officer who put Col. Myers in for the CHM.
Col Myers had a friend in the Corps. Carl Sitters a Marine Major who was in the area also. Maj. Sitters was in a terrific battle in the Chosen area and he too recieved the MOH along with then Maj Myers at the White House at the same ceremony from US President Harry Truman. Maj Sitter became a Col in the Marines as well, he lived in Richmond Va. after he retired and he and Col Myers were life long friends.

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Re: Old pictures of Fairfax county, love em!
Posted by: please resize ()
Date: June 01, 2014 09:59PM

Its not hard people. I love this thread, but nothing interupts it more than having ctrl - so I can see what that blurry letter is part of in a sign

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That little 11 character addition does wonders. Thank you.

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Re: Old pictures of Fairfax county, love em!
Posted by: Old Dude ()
Date: June 01, 2014 10:43PM

Ye Ole Woodson Man Wrote:
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> The V4 Yamaha was out of my pockets reach. It is a
> great motor.
>
> When the Col got his plates is when I found out
> about it. I never knew as I said, but plenty of
> customers would have known, Marines who knew him.
>
> When I saw the plates on the old blue Subarban I
> thought they belonged to Bob who was in his 50's
> had a limp and was the parts man. I asked Bob and
> he said Thats the Col's plates. It was a suprise
> to me. And I flashed back to old Eddie
> Lol. "He did something great in the Korean war"
>


The Yamaha 3 cylinders are great little motors too. I still run an 85 hp that's 20+ years old now that I bought from the Col. not long before he shut the place down. The thing's never missed a beat. I knew a bunch of the knuckleheads who worked there too. I remember Bob although I wouldn't have remembered his name if you hadn't mentioned it.

Funny... we're the 'old dudes' now huh? ;)

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Re: Old pictures of Fairfax county, love em!
Posted by: Ye Ole Woodson Man ()
Date: June 01, 2014 11:04PM

"Funny... we're the 'old dudes' now huh? ;)"

LOL Ye Ole we are!

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Re: Old pictures of Fairfax county, love em!
Posted by: Old Dude ()
Date: June 01, 2014 11:13PM

Ye Ole Woodson Man Wrote:
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> "Funny... we're the 'old dudes' now huh? ;)"
>
> LOL Ye Ole we are!


I don't think that I ever knew his background either while the place was open. He was just 'the Col.'

Always wondered why he didn't sell the place to anyone. At least as I recall things, it didn't seem like he'd even tried. Just said time to go and moved on.

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Re: Old pictures of Fairfax county, love em!
Posted by: Ye Ole Woodson man ()
Date: June 01, 2014 11:21PM

>He is buried in section 60 in Arlington Cem.

Forgot to say with his wife of many years who passed after him. She used to come to the boats shows also with the Col.

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Re: Old pictures of Fairfax county, love em!
Posted by: Ye Ole Woodson Man ()
Date: June 01, 2014 11:25PM

That early 90's was a bad time for the boating industry and campers too which he also sold. Loans for boats got hard to get. He had just completed a 1 million dollar expansion, large service bay, New Showroom. and the customers were not coming.

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Re: Old pictures of Fairfax county, love em!
Posted by: Old Dude ()
Date: June 02, 2014 12:40AM

Ye Ole Woodson Man Wrote:
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> That early 90's was a bad time for the boating
> industry and campers too which he also sold. Loans
> for boats got hard to get. He had just completed a
> 1 million dollar expansion, large service bay, New
> Showroom. and the customers were not coming.


Yep, the boat industry was in bad shape back then after the "luxury tax" deal and things tanking more generally. That's when and why I bought the motor from him. I hadn't even planned on buying it but I was up there one day for another reason and he offered me a ridiculous deal on it so I had to. Got a boat on kind of the same basis elsewhere. Picked up a bunch of other stuff when they were shutting down. A nice motor stand that I still have and use, stainless prop, boat and motor parts, shop manuals. Think I still have a couple of gallons of 2-cycle oil left from then. lol

I was just kind of surprised that he didn't even try to sell it. I remember asking him about it and he was like "Eh... I'm going to Florida." Guess maybe he knew better than me that there just weren't any buyers at the time.

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Re: Old pictures of Fairfax county, love em!
Posted by: Old Dude ()
Date: June 02, 2014 12:49AM


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Re: Old pictures of Fairfax county, love em!
Posted by: Harry Spangler ()
Date: June 03, 2014 03:52AM

It's kinda random, but my uncle works at the Best Western there on Chain Bridge Road, and there are some rumors as to why the bar there was shut down.
I know it was originally the Peppermint Lounge, then becoming Alexander's before closing as the Taj Bar and Grill, but the manner in which it was left is a little odd, and seems like it was abandoned in a hurry due to a possible mishap.

If anyone knows anything it would be really cool to find out so I can share it.
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Shoppers Food Warehouse pics
Posted by: Hungry4Pizza ()
Date: June 03, 2014 09:53PM

These may not be so old (or relevant), but most of these places are gone or renovated.

By the way, this is a compilation of Shoppers pictures I harvested from Archive.org. Enjoy!
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Re: Old pictures of Fairfax county, love em!
Posted by: breast western ()
Date: June 04, 2014 06:57AM

Harry Spangler Wrote:
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> It's kinda random, but my uncle works at the Best
> Western there on Chain Bridge Road, and there are
> some rumors as to why the bar there was shut
> down.
> I know it was originally the Peppermint Lounge,
> then becoming Alexander's before closing as the
> Taj Bar and Grill, but the manner in which it was
> left is a little odd, and seems like it was
> abandoned in a hurry due to a possible mishap.
>
> If anyone knows anything it would be really cool
> to find out so I can share it.


Take a look at page 11 of this thread down near the bottom of the page there is a picture and some info about the old holiday inn. That bar was a hot spot back in the 1980s back when a DWI was just a couple ASAP classes and a thousand bucks. I drove home to Clifton from that place drunk off my ass a hundred times. Thank God I never hurt anyone.

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Re: Old pictures of Fairfax county, love em!
Posted by: 70s MXer ()
Date: June 04, 2014 12:59PM

Thanks for pics

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Re: Old pictures of Fairfax county, love em!
Posted by: Gena Blue ()
Date: June 04, 2014 02:12PM

breast western Wrote:
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> Harry Spangler Wrote:
> --------------------------------------------------
> -----
> > It's kinda random, but my uncle works at the
> Best
> > Western there on Chain Bridge Road, and there
> are
> > some rumors as to why the bar there was shut
> > down.
> > I know it was originally the Peppermint Lounge,
> > then becoming Alexander's before closing as the
> > Taj Bar and Grill, but the manner in which it
> was
> > left is a little odd, and seems like it was
> > abandoned in a hurry due to a possible mishap.
> >
> > If anyone knows anything it would be really
> cool
> > to find out so I can share it.
>
>
> Take a look at page 11 of this thread down near
> the bottom of the page there is a picture and some
> info about the old holiday inn. That bar was a hot
> spot back in the 1980s back when a DWI was just a
> couple ASAP classes and a thousand bucks. I drove
> home to Clifton from that place drunk off my ass a
> hundred times. Thank God I never hurt anyone.

I thought I read on this site under Crazy Local Stories you Remember that there was a murder at this Holiday Inn maybe in the mid-70s?

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Re: Old pictures of Fairfax county, love em!
Posted by: Was There Once ()
Date: June 04, 2014 09:12PM

In its prime the late 70's. Way to fancy for a hillbilly. But I knew folks that went there often, It was a popular place. And the Ranch House across the street on 123 had a great breakfast and good steak for a decent price. The place was packed weekends.

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Re: Old pictures of Fairfax county, love em!
Posted by: Gordon Blvd ()
Date: June 11, 2014 10:37AM

pre-town center
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Re: Old pictures of Fairfax county, love em!
Posted by: Gordon Blvd ()
Date: June 11, 2014 10:43AM

some float we sent to some Dairy Festival in the 30's or something...............
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Re: Old pictures of Fairfax county, love em!
Posted by: Gordon Blvd ()
Date: June 11, 2014 10:47AM

the old Quad of GMU back before it was even a Quad LoLz
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Re: Old pictures of Fairfax county, love em!
Posted by: Gordon Blvd ()
Date: June 11, 2014 10:56AM

looks like that Lake Anne high rise in the back, I think.............Im not sure though.
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Re: Old pictures of Fairfax county, love em!
Posted by: Gordon Blvd ()
Date: June 11, 2014 10:58AM

Reston a looooooooooooooooooog time ago
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Re: Old pictures of Fairfax county, love em!
Posted by: Gordon Blvd ()
Date: June 11, 2014 11:15AM

hey hey hey - Lookie who I found LoLz

bet he wasnt paying $1.25
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Reston Love
Posted by: Gordon Blvd ()
Date: June 11, 2014 02:24PM

so hey, you can see Reston Parkway/Avenue/whatever on the left there crossing the Access Road - looks like it ends at Sunset Hills. Was that true? I always used to think it ran up to Rte 7........................

Anybody remember? I was way to young LoLz
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Re: Reston Love
Posted by: OldFyrMan ()
Date: June 11, 2014 03:04PM

At the "T" intersection, I think it was Sunset Hills Road. If you turned right it took you past 3 or 4 'company" houses that I think belonged to the A. Smith Bowman Distillery. I think it ended up near the distillery grounds and Temporary Road. If you made a left turn, there was a feedlot not far from the intersection, where the distillery fed sour mash to their herd of beef cattle..Most days, you could smell that mash in downtown Herndon as soon as they dumped it into the feed troughs. At some point after making the left hand turn, the road became Spring Street and took you into Herndon..

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thanks for the info, OldFyrMan
Posted by: Gordon Blvd ()
Date: June 11, 2014 05:32PM

here's a pic of Potomac Yards in like the 40s - Where that factory is I think is where the Target is now.................
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Re: thanks for the info, OldFyrMan
Posted by: Gordon Blvd ()
Date: June 11, 2014 05:34PM

Old trains at Potomac Yards - I think this is the 80s this time...............
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Re: Old pictures of Fairfax county, love em!
Posted by: Gordon Blvd ()
Date: June 11, 2014 05:50PM

original VRE
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Re: Old pictures of Fairfax county, love em!
Posted by: PLEASE..... ()
Date: June 11, 2014 07:20PM

Could somebody PLEASE re-size these pictures?????????????

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Re: Old pictures of Fairfax county, love em!
Posted by: Sleepy Holla ()
Date: June 11, 2014 07:38PM

Well, well, well...Gordon lives...Here is a piece of my puzzle to find the Putt-Putt course (abandoned pre 67) next to Bob's Diner/Steak House...They list a course in later cards,
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Re: Old pictures of Fairfax county, love em!
Posted by: NS 13 ()
Date: June 11, 2014 09:25PM

Batman and Robin save the day. Thank for the cool pics. what about a then and now? I see lots of the buildings, most of them are pollo joints, Giffords Ice Cream? Pizza Hut? Highs? shoe stores? hardware stores, roller skating rinks, farms, and junk yards, power lines, last but not least Gen. Wash Dr. Marlow, next to 395. Anybody got pics. 1977-78? I raced a Bel Aire staion wagon in my 67 country squire/wood panels/rumble seat in the back, we could piss where spare should be, they dont make them like that anymore

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Re: Old pictures of Fairfax county, love em!
Posted by: Fairfax City Putt Putt ()
Date: June 11, 2014 10:10PM

I remember the Putt Putt being there in the early 1970's near where the Harley Shop is today. I played the game at least once with the little cards and pencils.

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Posted by: Al's Heimer ()
Date: June 12, 2014 03:50PM

I may have played that putt putt, but mostly remember over grown weeds.

Do you recall the putt putt and driving range on 123 and Jermantown Road? Where the AT&T building currently stands.

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Re: Old pictures of Fairfax county, love em!
Posted by: Gordon Blvd ()
Date: June 12, 2014 04:29PM

Hiya Sleepy - wasnt here back then and havent found any putt putt but here's somthing for my Seahawks .............
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Re: Old pictures of Fairfax county, love em!
Posted by: Times Have Changed ()
Date: June 12, 2014 07:31PM

Gordon Blvd Wrote:
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> original VRE

The RF&P was actually part of the east coast passenger mainline from New York to Miami. NYC to DC on the Pennsy, the RF&P from DC to Richmond, then either Seaboard or the Atlantic Coast Line to Jacksonville, and the Florida East Coast Line from there.

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Re: Old pictures of Fairfax county, love em!
Posted by: GBW ()
Date: June 12, 2014 07:40PM

breast western Wrote:
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> Harry Spangler Wrote:
> --------------------------------------------------
> -----
> > It's kinda random, but my uncle works at the
> Best
> > Western there on Chain Bridge Road, and there
> are
> > some rumors as to why the bar there was shut
> > down.
> > I know it was originally the Peppermint Lounge,
> > then becoming Alexander's before closing as the
> > Taj Bar and Grill, but the manner in which it
> was
> > left is a little odd, and seems like it was
> > abandoned in a hurry due to a possible mishap.
> >
> > If anyone knows anything it would be really
> cool
> > to find out so I can share it.
>
>
> Take a look at page 11 of this thread down near
> the bottom of the page there is a picture and some
> info about the old holiday inn. That bar was a hot
> spot back in the 1980s back when a DWI was just a
> couple ASAP classes and a thousand bucks. I drove
> home to Clifton from that place drunk off my ass a
> hundred times. Thank God I never hurt anyone.

Yep. Peppermint Lounge and then Alexanders in the 90's. My friends girlfriend worked there and used to steal a bottle of booze a night for our apartment. Bartender/Manager was a lush that filled his coffee cup with liquor. They used to get busted all the time for people betting money at the pool tables. Got rough in there some times and finally Holiday Inn said "no more". They refused to open a bar in there up until the time they left. I was going to George Mason at the time and most of my dinners were a cheap draft beer and their "all you can eat happy hour buffet". It was actually pretty good.

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Re: Old pictures of Fairfax county, love em!
Posted by: fotomat ()
Date: June 13, 2014 09:03PM

Gordon Blvd Wrote:
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> Hiya Sleepy - wasnt here back then and havent
> found any putt putt but here's somthing for my
> Seahawks .............


Fotomat! LOL!

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Re: Old pictures of Fairfax county, love em!
Posted by: store ()
Date: June 14, 2014 11:51AM

can anyone tell me where this store was. I grew up near Rose hill in the mid 60s to mid 70s. My dad took me here a few times as a kid, he is gone now or I would ask him.
Thanks and thank all of you who have created this thread.
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Re: Old pictures of Fairfax county, love em!
Posted by: John Carone ()
Date: June 16, 2014 12:15AM

Capt Bob Tedd was my Uncle---He was the oldest of 6 children---His sister,my mom is still with us--age 94
Uncle Bob-loved all of us and I frequently vacationed with him---His stories always had a point--and the point was a lesson learned---We miss him every day
and as he always said---"Sayonara"

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Re: Old pictures of Fairfax county, love em!
Posted by: Old Dude ()
Date: June 16, 2014 01:24AM

store Wrote:
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> can anyone tell me where this store was. I grew up
> near Rose hill in the mid 60s to mid 70s. My dad
> took me here a few times as a kid, he is gone now
> or I would ask him.
> Thanks and thank all of you who have created this
> thread.


Fitzgerald's Grocery Store in Franconia.

See page 14 here:
http://www.fairy-lamp.com/Franconia/Newsletter_Spring_2012.pdf

Interior:

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Another earlier pic from 1947:

Franconia_1947_Parade_small.jpg


If you look close in your pic you can see one of the power towers north down Franconia toward Telegraph.

Bunch of other old pics of various places in Franconia are here:

http://www.fairy-lamp.com/Franconia/Franconia_Main.html

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Re: Old pictures of Fairfax county, love em!
Posted by: Kevin gibson ()
Date: June 17, 2014 11:32AM

Thats #57 and #58 returning empties and cement to potmac yard.these two units rarely made the trek east. They were normally stored at Leesburg. They would meet at herndon to switch with the larger alcos which would have been to heavy for the trip across goos creek.

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Re: Old pictures of Fairfax county, love em!
Posted by: lbss82bruin ()
Date: June 18, 2014 07:09PM

Bump

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Re: Old pictures of Fairfax county, love em!
Posted by: Hey Bruin LBSS 82 ()
Date: June 18, 2014 08:14PM

Do You remember when the student went into LBSS about 1983, he had a .22 rifle and took hostages. It was a scary situation but ended well as he needed pizza and Ice cream and traded that for letting the hostages out.But he was in there overnight. Do you know if he got any serious time for it. I remember seeing Carrol Buraker the police chief at the time giving a update to reporters in front of the school. I was working in the ADC at the time and the next day when they booked him in I remember he had a leather rough swade jacket with the white fake fur on it western style.. He was slapped into the rubber room for a while and they watched him then let out into gen pop. He made trusty pretty fast, I ate lunch with him a couple times in the trustees maint/deputies dining room he was a good kid it seemed who went off the deep end.

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Re: Old pictures of Fairfax county, love em!
Posted by: Springfield Daze ()
Date: June 18, 2014 09:27PM

Hey Bruin LBSS 82 Wrote:
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> Do You remember when the student went into LBSS
> about 1983, he had a .22 rifle and took hostages.
> It was a scary situation but ended well as he
> needed pizza and Ice cream and traded that for
> letting the hostages out.But he was in there
> overnight. Do you know if he got any serious time
> for it. I remember seeing Carrol Buraker the
> police chief at the time giving a update to
> reporters in front of the school. I was working in
> the ADC at the time and the next day when they
> booked him in I remember he had a leather rough
> swade jacket with the white fake fur on it western
> style.. He was slapped into the rubber room for a
> while and they watched him then let out into gen
> pop. He made trusty pretty fast, I ate lunch with
> him a couple times in the trustees maint/deputies
> dining room he was a good kid it seemed who went
> off the deep end.

I remember it differently and thought that the young guy who barged into the school (with a gun?) was a boyfriend of a young teacher. I was across town at Irving and have a vague recollection that this happened in the morning, but I went into school anyway. Or maybe I remember hearing about this on the news after school was out? Anyone else remember who has a clearer memory?

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Re: Old pictures of Fairfax county, love em!
Posted by: Lookie Lu ()
Date: June 18, 2014 09:34PM

Springfield Daze here. Here's the story and the guy and his girlfriend are named.



http://news.google.com/newspapers?nid=2209&dat=19821111&id=YaMrAAAAIBAJ&sjid=q_wFAAAAIBAJ&pg=6996,2208449

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Re: Old pictures of Fairfax county, love em!
Posted by: Gee whiz ()
Date: June 18, 2014 09:44PM

And also details on James q. Stevens, hostage taker, on his arraignment

http://news.google.com/newspapers?nid=2209&dat=19821111&id=YaMrAAAAIBAJ&sjid=q_wFAAAAIBAJ&pg=6996,2208449

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Re: Old pictures of Fairfax county, love em!
Posted by: Hey Bruin LBSS 82 ()
Date: June 18, 2014 10:42PM

Never knew his name remembered it that is. Just did a Google and this pic is there Yes in the western coat .before being brought to the ADC.He had that coat on in recieving and they took it before he went to the rubber room. Wonder what happened to him it was 32 years back already..
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Re: Old pictures of Fairfax county, love em!
Posted by: Found Him ()
Date: June 19, 2014 05:14PM

Springfield Daze here...found him, or at least a guy who'd be his age and same name/mid initial.. Looks like he's in Nashville and has a LinkedIn. Got a community college degree and is a business owner.

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Re: Old pictures of Fairfax county, love em!
Posted by: Burke Brat ()
Date: June 19, 2014 09:46PM

The operators didn't pay the Bills, The hotel just decided it was better to keep it closed.

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Re: Old pictures of Fairfax county, love em!
Posted by: Janie Daum ()
Date: June 19, 2014 10:34PM

Buckingham, was in Arlington, VA going down Rte. 50, Arlington Blvd toward or near Fort Myer and Arlington Cemetery.

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Re: this one shouldnt be too hard..........
Posted by: Janie Daum ()
Date: June 19, 2014 10:39PM

I grew up near this theater in the 1950 to 1979, in Sleepy Hollow, on South Street. I go by there now just to look around, the JV Restaurant is still there, the daughter runs it now. Saw many Elvis movies there, the last one I saw there was Barberella.

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Re: Old pictures of Fairfax county, love em!
Posted by: Old WSHS Spartan ()
Date: June 19, 2014 10:50PM

Lookie Lu Wrote:
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> Springfield Daze here. Here's the story and the
> guy and his girlfriend are named.
>
>
>
> http://news.google.com/newspapers?nid=2209&dat=198
> 21111&id=YaMrAAAAIBAJ&sjid=q_wFAAAAIBAJ&pg=6996,22
> 08449


They misspelled the girlfriend's last name wrong -- it's Rebecca (Becky) Golas, who attended West Springfield in the early 80's. She was completely humiliated by his stunt.

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Re: Old pictures of Fairfax county, love em!
Posted by: Janie Daum ()
Date: June 20, 2014 01:22AM

The street I lived on, South Street in Sleepy Hollow, ran behind here, paralle to Rte. 50. We walked all the time to get the best soft service ice cream and across the highway was the Jefferson Theater. There is still a Frozen Dairy Bar to the left in a strip center they built they sell Pizza and Ice Cream, not quite as good as back then, I guess they use less cream. They still have the old machines, somewhere, so I'm told. My brother John worked at the car wash that is also behind here, it was his first job when he was 14.

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yet in all this time, the intersection hasnt changed LoLz
Posted by: Gordon Blvd ()
Date: June 20, 2014 06:04AM

@Janie - if you look thru this thread, you will find an old pic of the Jefferson Theater, a cpl pics of the ORIGINAL Dairy Bar, as well as pics and an ad for Buckingham Theater :)

@store - there's another pic of that Fitzgerald's Store somewhere in this thread as well.

for everybody - check out what I found! I asked about this once (what was here before Roy Rogers)
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Re: Old pictures of Fairfax county, love em!
Posted by: Gordon Blvd ()
Date: June 20, 2014 06:40AM

Lake Anne ;)
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Re: Old pictures of Fairfax county, love em!
Posted by: Sleepy Holla ()
Date: June 20, 2014 04:53PM

Maybe this Gordon...
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Re: Old pictures of Fairfax county, love em!
Posted by: bubbalou32 ()
Date: June 21, 2014 09:40PM

That was the running gag when Gino's first opened to compete with McDonalds. Gino's jingle was:
Everybody goes to Gino's, 'cause Gino's is the place to go.

The early McDonalds didn't have restrooms!

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Re: Old pictures of Fairfax county, love em!
Posted by: Times Have Changed ()
Date: June 21, 2014 11:51PM

bubbalou32 Wrote:
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> The early McDonalds didn't have restrooms!

There was no "inside" at an early McDonald's. You walked up and ordered through the window.

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Re: Old pictures of Fairfax county, love em!
Posted by: Stormfront Member ()
Date: June 21, 2014 11:54PM

I liked it back when the niggers where kept separate from the Whites. Please post your segregation pictures.

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Re: Old pictures of Fairfax county, love em!
Posted by: wally ()
Date: June 22, 2014 12:11AM

Come on. This thread is awesome. Take your racist comments elsewhere.

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Re: Old pictures of Fairfax county, love em!
Date: June 22, 2014 12:24AM

That's really fucked up. Go back to Stormfront you loser.

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Re: Old pictures of Fairfax county, love em!
Posted by: Hdso ()
Date: June 22, 2014 09:16AM

Don't bring the best thread on the forum down to the level of others.

Having said that, I guess in a way I haven't seen any pictures of segregated buildings, washrooms, fountains, etc. They are way before my time and would be interested to see them. Someone once told me that the Pentagon has 4 bathrooms next to each other in most places, MENS - WOMENS - MENS - WOMENS. They said that it was because they used to be segregated. Is that even true?

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Re: Old pictures of Fairfax county, love em!
Posted by: Old Somewhat In The Know ()
Date: June 22, 2014 11:53AM

In the rear parking lot of the Fairfax County Courthouse. the old one on Rt 123 there was a building that was the "colored " restrooms. It was there many years and can be seen in a lot of pictures. It was closed as a bathroom back in the 60's.

I lived in Norfolk in 1966-67, I never saw any signs there, prior to 66 there must have been some.

I only have seen one of the colored signs once in my life. In Georgia in 1970 coming from Ca. to Nova. The interstates through the southern states were not finished because of resistance to the 1965 civil rights act. In Georgia it was a two lane road 90 miles long with small towns along the way. Stopped at a old gas station and there it was, two bathrooms and the sign "colored only".

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Re: Old pictures of Fairfax county, love em!
Posted by: GAPEACHES ()
Date: June 26, 2014 10:47PM

This was the Fairfax location off Fairfax Blvd. (next to Dominion Bank building) probably 1980. I was working at the Dominion Bank around that time and vividly remember it.

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Re: Old pictures of Fairfax county, love em!
Posted by: old ()
Date: June 26, 2014 11:30PM

Hdso Wrote:
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> Don't bring the best thread on the forum down to
> the level of others.
>
> Having said that, I guess in a way I haven't seen
> any pictures of segregated buildings, washrooms,
> fountains, etc. They are way before my time and
> would be interested to see them. Someone once
> told me that the Pentagon has 4 bathrooms next to
> each other in most places, MENS - WOMENS - MENS -
> WOMENS. They said that it was because they used
> to be segregated. Is that even true?


I worked in the Pentagon for 31 years.

There are an inordinate number of bathrooms, even for a building of that size. The way the story goes, there are so many bathrooms because they were intended to be segregated as was the practice in Virginia at the time. Supposedly, President Roosevelt was touring the facility as it neared completion and asked why there were so many bathrooms. When told the reason, he ordered that they NOT be segregated.

Damned librul!

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Re: Old pictures of Fairfax county, love em!
Posted by: Sammy ()
Date: June 27, 2014 12:05AM


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Re: Old pictures of Fairfax county, love em!
Posted by: dPVYY ()
Date: June 27, 2014 02:29AM

request.

Palm Reading on 29, across from pan am shopping center

(closed after widening of "new" nutley for metro i think)

it was an icon , in the 80's

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Re: Old pictures of Fairfax county, love em!
Posted by: Slammy ()
Date: June 27, 2014 03:52AM

Sammy Wrote:
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>


Why would anyone want to buy a negro. Better idea would be send them all back to Africa.

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Re: Old pictures of Fairfax county, love em!
Posted by: Sleepy Holla ()
Date: July 03, 2014 04:59PM

Okay...enough of the c**p....back to our regularly scheduled program. Janie, this is for you. Sleepy out.
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Re: Old pictures of Fairfax county, love em!
Posted by: Archie Bunker ()
Date: July 03, 2014 07:52PM

^^^^JV!!!!

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Re: Old pictures of Fairfax county, love em!
Posted by: Dion Diamond ()
Date: July 05, 2014 03:32PM

This photo brings memories of 54 years ago.

I'm pleased with the outcome.

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Re: Old pictures of Fairfax county, love em!
Posted by: movies ()
Date: July 06, 2014 07:37PM

Take Me Out to the Ballgame was made in 1949.

So that dates the photo (if the Jefferson was a first-run house back then).

The car on the right is a '49 or '50 Ford. Looks like it has a spotlight. They were popular back then so it may or may not be a police car.

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Re: Old pictures of Fairfax county, love em!
Posted by: Sleepy Holla ()
Date: July 13, 2014 05:51PM

Trying to keep this great thread going....some FFX motel pics...
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Re: Old pictures of Fairfax county, love em!
Posted by: I'm Curious ()
Date: July 13, 2014 06:02PM

Sleepy Holla Wrote:
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> Okay...enough of the c**p....back to our regularly
> scheduled program. Janie, this is for you. Sleepy
> out.


Is that the Jefferson theater that was on Annandale Rd. near Rte.50? If so, it must've moved a slight bit

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Re: Old pictures of Fairfax county, love em!
Posted by: Sleepy Holla ()
Date: July 13, 2014 07:00PM

They had reconfigured the entrance to the side facing Annandale Rd. widening the lobby. Baskin Robbins took a small part of the original front. The sign was changed sadly. Sleepy out.

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Re: Old pictures of Fairfax county, love em!
Posted by: True The Vote ! ()
Date: July 13, 2014 10:40PM

Thanks Sleepy, I saw Herbie the Love Bug and a shitload of Jerry Lewis, Jungle Book, and Bambie. Shitty shitty bang bang, and around the world in 180 days, True out.

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Re: Old pictures of Fairfax county, love em!
Posted by: blanche ()
Date: July 14, 2014 08:38AM

The Jefferson Theatre, I saw Mary Poppins there and perhaps the Sound of Music also. The Frozen Dairy Bar across Arlington Blvd. Good Times!!!!!

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Re: Old pictures of Fairfax county, love em!
Posted by: jwUvV ()
Date: July 14, 2014 07:36PM

Pohick church around 1865, after the yankee bastards defiled it.
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Re: Old pictures of Fairfax county, love em!
Posted by: GBW ()
Date: July 14, 2014 08:58PM

jwUvV Wrote:
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> Pohick church around 1865, after the yankee
> bastards defiled it.


Ha! That is an awesome comment. Good on ya!

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Re: Old pictures of Fairfax county, love em!
Posted by: Old Timer from NOVA ()
Date: July 14, 2014 09:02PM

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Re: Old pictures of Fairfax county, love em!
Posted by: TomJCassidy ()
Date: July 15, 2014 02:26PM

I believe that undeveloped land was in fact a golf course.

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Re: Old pictures of Fairfax county, love em!
Posted by: SS1972 ()
Date: July 15, 2014 03:53PM

Yes - Mike's was near Engleside area on Richmond Highway and Andrea's was at Fordson Rd and Richmond Highway - both south of Alexandria. Andrea's sold out maybe 15 years ago? Don't know if Mike's is still there

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Re: Old pictures of Fairfax county, love em!
Posted by: Old Timer from NOVA ()
Date: July 15, 2014 04:02PM

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Re: Old pictures of Fairfax county, love em!
Posted by: bubbalou32 ()
Date: July 15, 2014 05:18PM

Andrea's was a family-run Greek restaurant next to the Hybla Valley McDonald's - served pizza, moussaka & souvlaki. Pizza was Greek style - a little greasy. I went to school with Kolas Kyriakos whose family owned the place.

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Re: Old pictures of Fairfax county, love em!
Posted by: Mikes Has Been Gone ()
Date: July 15, 2014 07:20PM

Probably at least 3 years now. The buildings there boarded up.

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Re: Old pictures of Fairfax county, love em!
Posted by: Opinion ()
Date: July 15, 2014 07:54PM

I love this thread. What I do not love is people responding to posts that are ? pages back without quoting the post they are responding to. For instance... "Probably at least 3 years now. The buildings there boarded up.". Okay, that is a good bit of information, but now I have to go back..back..back to find out what the fuck he is referring to as I have not memorized every post on this 34 page thread. Please just quote what you are responding to!

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Re: Old pictures of Fairfax county, love em!
Posted by: Your dum ()
Date: July 15, 2014 08:07PM

Dummy, he is talking about the post that's three up from his. That's why he references Mike's in the subject line.

Oh yeah, I forgot to mention that I'm replying to the post above mine. Which one? I'll never tell!!!

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Re: Old pictures of Fairfax county, love em!
Posted by: True The Vote ! ()
Date: July 15, 2014 09:24PM

Andreas, Great late nite steak and cheese. Five Guys owns it now. Ompah!

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Re: Old pictures of Fairfax county, love em!
Posted by: wpgc fan 70s ()
Date: July 23, 2014 04:11AM

1976 lol!
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Re: Old pictures of Fairfax county, love em!
Posted by: wpgc fan 70s ()
Date: July 23, 2014 04:18AM

I was looking at that playlist ^^^^^

The theme from S.W.A.T. was a big hit back then and I had it on 8-track!

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=I0Ba8rQtwY8

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Re: Old pictures of Fairfax county, love em!
Posted by: louies rock city ()
Date: July 26, 2014 02:40PM

May 8, 1979
Were you there??
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Re: Old pictures of Fairfax county, love em!
Posted by: W T Woodson ()
Date: July 27, 2014 11:00AM

WT Woodson is the tall man in the rear with glasses on. 1920s Franconia school.
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Re: Old pictures of Fairfax county, love em!
Posted by: nvcc grad ()
Date: July 27, 2014 12:54PM

1960s
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Re: Old pictures of Fairfax county, love em!
Posted by: nvcc grad ()
Date: July 27, 2014 01:03PM

Springfield Hilton post card 70s?
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Re: Old pictures of Fairfax county, love em!
Posted by: Your friend from high school ()
Date: July 27, 2014 03:00PM

The Springfield Hilton! I always thought that place was just so glamorous.

My high school boyfriend took me to the Hilton for Sunday Brunch - he was 18 (and legal drinking age) and I was just 17.

Next did stay there, but often used the first floor bathrooms as an easy access to steal toilet paper and build up our arsenal to t.p. our mortal enemies' houses (girls and guys) in W Springfield.

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