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Re: Old timers, what do you miss most about "Old Fairfax County"?
Posted by: milkin it ()
Date: June 18, 2016 12:50AM

Deposit Bottles Wrote:
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> ^^
> That brought back memories playing in the creek
> that was near my house in Fairfax back in the same
> time period. Flipping over rocks to catch whatever
> was under it, mudball fights, and collecting Coke
> bottles for the 5 cent deposit, and returning them
> to 7-11.

We used to collect a lot of bottles on Telegraph Rd. 2 cents a piece at the time, LOL. The jackpot was finding a big glass milk bottle (1/2 gallon?). I think they were 10 cents a piece.

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Re: Old timers, what do you miss most about "Old Fairfax County"?
Posted by: karen. ()
Date: March 06, 2019 06:43AM

I really miss the all you can eat fried clams from Howard Johnson's.

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Re: Old timers, what do you miss most about "Old Fairfax County"?
Posted by: speller7 ()
Date: March 06, 2019 06:47AM

WSHS class of 1985 Wrote:
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> Summertime in fairfax county 1970s
>
>
> Fans and air conditioners running on high
> Using the oven to bake apple pie
> Countless puffy clouds in the sky
> Kites flying up so high
>
> Youth"s playing baseball in a sportsman like way
> Orange sunsets at the end of the day
> Under a shade tree the children would play
> .
> .
> .

Hey, that spells

F
U
C
K

Y
O
U

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Re: Old timers, what do you miss most about "Old Fairfax County"?
Posted by: HoJo-mania ()
Date: March 06, 2019 07:52AM

karen. Wrote:
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> I really miss the all you can eat fried clams from
> Howard Johnson's.

They weren't typically all you can eat. Though I suppose you could have just kept asking the waitress to bring and charge you for another order. They were very good of course. Almost universally praised. These days, Sea-Pak makes a very reasonable substitute that you can bake up at home in 20 minutes or so,

If you were to order some Heinz India Relish off the internet, you'd have the key ingredient in making the perfect tartar sauce to go with the clams. Others would be mayonnaise of course (maybe three tablespoons worth), just enough lime juice to add some tang (3/4 of a teaspoon-ish), a bunch of dried minced onion and crushed dried parsley, just a dash of garlic powder, and a couple of quick shakes of Season-All. Make the sauce while the clams are baking so the flavors have time to meld.

And that tartar sauce plus a couple of generous squirts of ketchup gets you the perfect 'secret sauce' for burgers and cold-cut sandwiches too. Yum!

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Re: Old timers, what do you miss most about "Old Fairfax County"?
Posted by: Feast Your Ears ()
Date: March 06, 2019 08:46AM

Cerphe, Damien (pictured), and Weasel. Josh, Hall, and Bob. Diane and Adele. Murray the K and all the many others. Home-grown radio, baby. 102.3 FM, in Bethesda, Maryland, Broadcasting from high atop the Triangle Towers Building -- actually the second floor studio at 4853 Cordell Avenue -- right across the street from the Psyche Delly. That was one amazing and magical era.

They're big, they're beautiful. Make the ladies happy, make the children happy. Pick one out, get one now.
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Re: Old timers, what do you miss most about "Old Fairfax County"?
Posted by: Soffron Bros ()
Date: March 06, 2019 09:45AM

Every Ho-Jo's had a All you can eat Fish and Clam night...usually Tuesday/or Weds.

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Re: Old timers, what do you miss most about "Old Fairfax County"?
Posted by: 28 Flavors ()
Date: March 06, 2019 10:05AM

Special deals and special events are by definition not regular service.

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Re: Old timers, what do you miss most about "Old Fairfax County"?
Posted by: Smoe 'em if ya got 'em ()
Date: March 06, 2019 10:34AM

Feast Your Ears Wrote:
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> They're big, they're beautiful. Make the ladies happy,
> make the children happy. Pick one out, get one now.

Haha! That was the old black balloon man from down on the mall. He did a standard station-ID read to add to it and became an on-air regular. Those were the days of the real HFS-tival -- when it was out at Lake Fairfax. Amazing!

For old times' sake...

Cerphe's theme song:
2120 South Michigan Avenue by the Rolling Stones

Damian's theme song:
Two-Step de Platin by Ambrose Thibodeaux

If I ever make it to MLB, I'm going to use the latter as my walk up music. If not, they can play it at my funeral. Cool in any setting.

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Re: Old timers, what do you miss most about "Old Fairfax County"?
Posted by: hojos ()
Date: March 06, 2019 10:43AM

karen. Wrote:
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> I really miss the all you can eat fried clams from
> Howard Johnson's.


iirc i think somebody found glass in one of their hamburgers there. i’m guessing there weren’t a happy camper after that whole ordeal.

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Re: Old timers, what do you miss most about "Old Fairfax County"?
Posted by: Carte blanche ()
Date: March 06, 2019 12:15PM

People are forever claiming to have found stuff in their restaurant food. Most of it is a bunch of hooey.

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Re: Old timers, what do you miss most about "Old Fairfax County"?
Posted by: AnthonyCumia ()
Date: March 06, 2019 12:25PM

I miss repeatedly adjusting my radio antenna to listen to HFS.

"Hi, this is Cerph!"

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Re: Old timers, what do you miss most about "Old Fairfax County"?
Posted by: Strumming in the grass ()
Date: March 06, 2019 12:25PM

Allan Prell on WEEL.

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Re: Old timers, what do you miss most about "Old Fairfax County"?
Posted by: Driver-8 ()
Date: March 06, 2019 12:34PM

I miss having to commute in and out of DC on one of...

1. Lee Highway
2. Route 50
3. The GW Parkway

No wait. That was awful. I don’t miss that at all.

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Re: Old timers, what do you miss most about "Old Fairfax County"?
Posted by: AnthonyCumia ()
Date: March 06, 2019 12:39PM

That tranny on the Goldvein independent public broadcasting station that later turned into MHz Networks.

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Re: Old timers, what do you miss most about "Old Fairfax County"?
Posted by: NIMBY ()
Date: March 06, 2019 12:49PM

Driver-8 Wrote:
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> I miss having to commute in and out of DC on one
> of...
>
> 1. Lee Highway
> 2. Route 50
> 3. The GW Parkway
>
> No wait. That was awful. I don’t miss that at
> all.


Because 66 is so much better with the assholes that have been fighting putting a 3rd lane inside the beltway

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Re: Old timers, what do you miss most about "Old Fairfax County"?
Posted by: These days... ()
Date: March 06, 2019 01:05PM

I like riding Metro where I can watch that twin ‘third lane’ being built. It will ease the near permanent backup from Glebe Road.

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Re: Old timers, what do you miss most about "Old Fairfax County"?
Posted by: mInD gAMES aRe wHAt i mISs ()
Date: March 06, 2019 04:50PM

For Starters Dixie Pig
Unless I was heading to Holly Farms or Arthur Treachers on Rt 1
Cuz that was part of my hood back then
Kind of miss the old days

Lots of old places are long gone
In my old hood
By Rt 1
Easy to remember the joints
Really great old places
Apartments were cheap not many illegals
Limo liberals were in California and the north
Sure were some good old times shooting beer cans in the pits

DAJAX

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Re: Old timers, what do you miss most about "Old Fairfax County"?
Posted by: Tie-dyed halter top ()
Date: March 06, 2019 05:11PM

Hippie chicks.

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Re: Old timers, what do you miss most about "Old Fairfax County"?
Posted by: Driver-8xx ()
Date: March 06, 2019 05:42PM

“Free love” was myth perpetuated by those who would never have gotten any at any price.

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Re: Old timers, what do you miss most about "Old Fairfax County"?
Posted by: Make Love, Not War ()
Date: March 06, 2019 05:58PM

1969+woodstock.jpg

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Re: Old timers, what do you miss most about "Old Fairfax County"?
Posted by: Child of the 60's ()
Date: March 06, 2019 06:29PM

Make Love, Not War Wrote:
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> WwxI/AAAAAAAAAO8/zxrAS1Y-s8M/s1600/1969+woodstock.
> jpg">

Mom? WTF? Who posted this?

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Re: Old timers, what do you miss most about "Old Fairfax County"?
Posted by: Dick Longwood ()
Date: March 17, 2019 02:51PM

I miss the Lee Highway drive in theatre. I got my first BJ there.

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Re: Old timers, what do you miss most about "Old Fairfax County"?
Posted by: Peter Eatre ()
Date: March 17, 2019 07:25PM

Dick Longwood Wrote:
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> I miss the Lee Highway drive in theatre. I got my
> first BJ there.


What was his name?

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Re: Old timers, what do you miss most about "Old Fairfax County"?
Posted by: Harold Handcock ()
Date: March 17, 2019 07:39PM

Hey Dickie - So glad I found you after 40 years of searching Men's rooms around the Beltway.

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Re: Old timers, what do you miss most about "Old Fairfax County"?
Posted by: Civility ()
Date: March 17, 2019 07:43PM

People used to be nice to each other until the disease liberalism spread and turned Fairfax into a 3rd world shithole.

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Re: Old timers, what do you miss most about "Old Fairfax County"?
Posted by: Sparks ()
Date: March 17, 2019 09:15PM

All weekend parties at Southern Towers when it was all white, Hot Shoppes in Alexandria, Dirty Byrd at Bailey's Xrds,all you could eat skimp and crabs at Chesapeake Bay Seafood house, Georgetown was all white and a twenty minute drive away and Manassas had more cows than people. Shirley Highway was four lane concrete and real country began at Kamp Washington.

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Re: Old timers, what do you miss most about "Old Fairfax County"?
Posted by: What goes around ()
Date: March 17, 2019 11:10PM

Civility Wrote:
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> People used to be nice to each other until the
> disease liberalism spread and turned Fairfax into
> a 3rd world shithole.


Before liberals from up north overran this area in the early part of this century they overran it in the sixties and early seventies. Before the current wave of immigrants broke on our shores there was another wave that hit after the Vietnam War ended.

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Re: Old timers, what do you miss most about "Old Fairfax County"?
Posted by: Sharon Peters ()
Date: March 18, 2019 04:46PM

I miss pizza Kazanos.

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Re: Old timers, what do you miss most about "Old Fairfax County"?
Posted by: hanson. ()
Date: October 12, 2019 04:57PM

speller7 Wrote:
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> WSHS class of 1985 Wrote:
> --------------------------------------------------
> -----
> > Summertime in fairfax county 1970s
> >
> >
> > Fans and air conditioners running on high
> > Using the oven to bake apple pie
> > Countless puffy clouds in the sky
> > Kites flying up so high
> >
> > Youth"s playing baseball in a sportsman like
> way
> > Orange sunsets at the end of the day
> > Under a shade tree the children would play
> > .
> > .
> > .
>
> Hey, that spells
>
> F
> U
> C
> K
>
> Y
> O
> U


LOL!!!

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Re: Old timers, what do you miss most about "Old Fairfax County"?
Posted by: OG FAIRFAX ()
Date: October 12, 2019 05:27PM

This place has become a liberal shithole. Fairfax used to be free and a great place to live where everyone loved each other and their country. Now democrats have turned it into a police state where criminals and illegal aliens are treated better than the citizens. The government hates anyone who wants to see our constituition enforced.

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Re: Old timers, what do you miss most about "Old Fairfax County"?
Posted by: Sparks ()
Date: October 12, 2019 06:37PM

Sunday night at Shakeys on Duke St. where a black dude on keyboard packed the house, and all weekend open door parties at Southern Towers. Most on here weren't both yet, but it was a time when everyone spoke English, dressed for success and womens' height and weight were proportional. Good times!

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Re: Old timers, what do you miss most about "Old Fairfax County"?
Posted by: Back When ()
Date: October 12, 2019 08:24PM

Colored people would start complaining then yelling loud over perceived slights , we white people would smile and consider their antics free amusement until cops came and told them to pay up and leave, no illegals in apt projects , no illegal bums out in the streets or 7-11 lots loitering new immigrants were quite and grateful to be in the US , no food stamps on demand and dirty hippies would be thrown out of decent places plus 90% of all men over 40 were vets who loved the USA and took care of their families. A safer gentler Fairfax now long gone with the scourge of liberalism

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Re: Old timers, what do you miss most about "Old Fairfax County"?
Posted by: springfield kid ()
Date: October 13, 2019 09:16AM

I miss going to Howard Johnson's on clam night and going to Lums after church on Sunday. I miss the super slide and running around Springfield mall all day on Saturday, at the mall we would go to Time Out then maybe watch a movie in one of the theatres and eat at Orange Julius or the Montgomery Ward buffeteria. Our parents would drop us off at the mall and there was no worry about our safety.

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Re: Old timers, what do you miss most about "Old Fairfax County"?
Posted by: Robert Haft ()
Date: October 13, 2019 10:01AM

Anyone miss Trak Auto ?
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Re: Old timers, what do you miss most about "Old Fairfax County"?
Posted by: Dumfrieskid ()
Date: October 13, 2019 04:49PM

Luskins Penguin Feather Tower Records Tiki Fala in Dumfries

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Re: Old timers, what do you miss most about "Old Fairfax County"?
Posted by: Trak Auto Pep Boys Greasy Guy ()
Date: October 13, 2019 05:31PM

I miss 98 cent cans of R12 refrigerant

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Re: Old timers, what do you miss most about "Old Fairfax County"?
Posted by: Hi Gear Fairfax City ()
Date: October 13, 2019 05:44PM

Remember this place in Fairfax City?
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Re: Old timers, what do you miss most about "Old Fairfax County"?
Posted by: All you can eat ()
Date: October 13, 2019 06:20PM

Posted before, but still a tragic loss for Northern Virginia
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Re: Old timers, what do you miss most about "Old Fairfax County"?
Posted by: Dumfrieskid ()
Date: October 14, 2019 04:48PM

CBSH sucked donkey dick. Chewy clams. Crab cakes were mostly filling.

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Re: Old timers, what do you miss most about "Old Fairfax County"?
Posted by: funksolebrotha ()
Date: October 15, 2019 05:07AM

Dumfrieskid Wrote:
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> CBSH sucked donkey dick. Chewy clams. Crab cakes
> were mostly filling.


Em Skimps were good I likedem fried or steamed. an them frog leggs too em was good.

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Re: Old timers, what do you miss most about "Old Fairfax County"?
Posted by: Old Timers Big Sunday Breakfast ()
Date: October 15, 2019 11:59AM

I Miss those Sunday after church big breakfasts at 3 Chefs in Annandale with the bottomless gold and black trimmed plastic coffee pots that never ran out

With The DAJAX family and friends who cared less if we were Republicans Or Democrats back then in real America when cowardly maniacs were not shooting up schools and NO One ever gave that a single thought ! What happened ? Liberalism ? What ? Forget it were talking about old times !LOL

Speaking of missing ...you cant miss with the silky smooth fast double action lockwork on a classic Smith & Wesson revolver in 357 magnum for me and .38 special for you peeps .

You could have got one round the corner at Dawsons back then and tried it out after 3 days if you did not have a badge at that lil old indoor basement pistol range with some .38 wadcutters loaded off their Star reloading press. But as far as missing the center of the target don't worry

You cant miss with my cooking ... Best Southern Cook In All Of Virginia

Good ! Real Truck Stop Grub and Greasy Spoon Fare a specialty ! You Know you Like it! Don't Lie LOL!

Yore Pal DAJAX The Fast Double Action revolver shooting cook on FXU

Bring Back The Greasy Spoons ! Enough with The Lifeless Chains !
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Re: Old timers, what do you miss most about "Old Fairfax County"?
Posted by: Yuk ()
Date: October 15, 2019 05:33PM

I hate pictures of food

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Re: Old timers, what do you miss most about "Old Fairfax County"?
Posted by: Hey DAJAX ! From your biker bud ()
Date: October 15, 2019 06:00PM

See ya at the truck stop, where we can share some man food !
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Re: Old timers, what do you miss most about "Old Fairfax County"?
Posted by: Cerphus ()
Date: October 15, 2019 06:05PM

Miss the Hardee’s burgers in Herndon where Anita’s is today. Also miss the records and head shop of Penguin Feather that was right next door.

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Re: Old timers, what do you miss most about "Old Fairfax County"?
Posted by: Goityr ()
Date: October 15, 2019 09:15PM

No question, the thing most missed about fairfax County is the white people. Everyone spoke English. We all loved the country.
As the white people disappeared,the county became more third world like, trash and crime everywhere.
Sad.

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Re: Old timers, what do you miss most about "Old Fairfax County"?
Posted by: old yates ()
Date: October 16, 2019 08:33PM

I remember when Davis store in Clifton sold six packs of beer that were buried in ice water. We would go in on a hot day and snag a ice cold six pack, was awesome!

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Re: Old timers, what do you miss most about "Old Fairfax County"?
Posted by: They Sure Did Pal ()
Date: October 16, 2019 10:03PM

A Country store that was kind of wide open inside not a lot of things , Big galvanized tubs with ice and beer and good sandwiches too.

Then there was the place where the center in Kingston is now that was the same.
At the 3 way intersection of Beula Rd back then and The road that passed Allen Glass Co at the power lines down to Telegraph that's still there at the end of Hayfield HS football field at the light today .

There was a country type store there sitting on big gravel lot , nothing else around they and the same tub of ice cold beers and sandwiches too..

I could not partake, while on duty but they looked dammed good and got a sandwich some tater or mac salad from the deli cooler and a soda

DAJAX

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Re: Old timers, what do you miss most about "Old Fairfax County"?
Posted by: BlahBlah ()
Date: October 17, 2019 04:33AM

Arnie H. Wrote:
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> I miss what they used to call "Open House Night"
> at the local elementary schools for our kids.
> Now it's welcome to the white students on
> "International Open House Night".
>
> The Hispanics, Indians, and the Asians sadly have
> taken over Fairfax County. It was much nicer some
> 20 years ago.

Good, now you know how the native feels. Look on the bright side, at least the Hispanics, Indians, and Asians are not looking to scalp your white heads for fun.

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Re: Old timers, what do you miss most about "Old Fairfax County"?
Posted by: BlahBlah ()
Date: October 17, 2019 04:35AM

Goityr Wrote:
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> No question, the thing most missed about fairfax
> County is the white people. Everyone spoke
> English. We all loved the country.
> As the white people disappeared,the county became
> more third world like, trash and crime
> everywhere.
> Sad.

White people are gone? May be that's why there're no school shootings in Fairfax by white retards.

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Re: Old timers, what do you miss most about "Old Fairfax County"?
Posted by: BlahBlah ()
Date: October 17, 2019 05:02AM

Civility Wrote:
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> People used to be nice to each other until the
> disease liberalism spread and turned Fairfax into
> a 3rd world shithole.

My guess is that you haven't had your fill of trump's nice tirade today. Say, how does that bone spurs cum taste?

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Re: Old timers, what do you miss most about "Old Fairfax County"?
Posted by: BlahBLah ()
Date: October 17, 2019 05:08AM

White Flight Wrote:
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> White flight is real. VERY VERY REAL.

Yes it is. I can no longer find the $20 white hookers anywhere. There'was one behind Wilston Center on 7 corners. I would stop by after my ESL class and had my dick sucked for $20 as a welcome to America. Then there's this white street walkers looking for dicks and $20 fuck on Culmore. I also remember the $20 whorehouse on exit 29 MD.

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Re: Old timers, what do you miss most about "Old Fairfax County"?
Posted by: county code enforcement ()
Date: October 17, 2019 05:10AM

They Sure Did Pal Wrote:
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> A Country store that was kind of wide open inside
> not a lot of things , Big galvanized tubs with ice
> and beer and good sandwiches too.
>
> Then there was the place where the center in
> Kingston is now that was the same.
> At the 3 way intersection of Beula Rd back then
> and The road that passed Allen Glass Co at the
> power lines down to Telegraph that's still there
> at the end of Hayfield HS football field at the
> light today .
>
> There was a country type store there sitting on
> big gravel lot , nothing else around they and the
> same tub of ice cold beers and sandwiches too..
>
> I could not partake, while on duty but they looked
> dammed good and got a sandwich some tater or mac
> salad from the deli cooler and a soda
>
> DAJAX

Putting 6 packs of canned beer for sale in a tub of ice water is a serious health code violation. People put their filthy hands in there and spread disease, even death. Any stores caught doing that today would be shut down.

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Re: Old timers, what do you miss most about "Old Fairfax County"?
Posted by: damien ()
Date: September 04, 2020 11:15PM

Sure do . . . Hi Gear Fairfax City (). Purchased some stuff there. But Fairfax Auto Parts and Track Auto just took over the market. Some History:

DATED: April 15, 1997

Nearly 40 years after it began selling auto parts to car tinkerers, Hi-Gear Auto Tire and Auto Supply Inc. of Capitol Heights yesterday announced it is liquidating and closing its 36 stores.
Hi-Gear filed for Chapter 11 bankruptcy protection last September, but was unable to reorganize because of intense industry competition, an auto parts market battered by the increased use of computer components in cars and an aging population. The chain's problems were exacerbated by a mild winter, company executives said.
"It's been soft for everybody and, of course, the competition that we face is from huge publicly funded companies, which we're not," said Stan Love, senior vice president of the chain.
At its peak in 1995, Hi-Gear had 65 stores in the mid-Atlantic region, but closed 29 outlets last year in an effort to reduce costs and streamline operations. The majority of its remaining outlets are in the Washington-Baltimore area.
Going-out-of-business sales at Hi-Gear stores started Sunday, Love said. Although the company's 200 or so employees will lose their jobs after the liquidation, "many have been solicited by other companies" in the auto parts business, he said.
Analysts said Hi-Gear's woes are shared by many in the auto parts industry, but that medium-size chains such as Hi-Gear suffered in particular because they are not small enough to be niche players and not big enough to wield influence with suppliers.
"The biggest ones are getting bigger -- and that would include AutoZone, Pep Boys and Sears -- and the small ones are finding it more and more difficult to compete because they don't have the buying leverage, the economies of scale and the relationships with the supplier that the big ones do," said Beth A. Richard, a specialty retail analyst with Everen Securities in Chicago.

"The middle is a bad place to be," Love said.
The retail auto parts business has softened recently because of changes in the automobile business, according to industry experts, and the changes have been particularly hard on small chains such as Hi-Gear that cater to individual car owners.
As cars become increasingly computerized, experts said, it's more difficult for the average person to fix things that go wrong with their cars. And with cars containing a larger number of more complex parts, retailers must stock more supplies, which is costly and more difficult to manage. For small chains, that cost can be overwhelming.
The growing popularity of leasing cars also has affected auto parts retailers because many of those cars are covered by warranties for the length of the lease. That means people take their cars to the shop rather than lift the hood themselves.

In addition, as the population ages, people are less likely to work on their cars, which benefits auto companies such as Pep Boys that have service bays as well as retail parts stores.
"More and more people want to get their cars fixed for them rather than fixing them themselves," said Richard, the financial analyst. The service side of the auto business, she said, is growing quickly, hampered only by a shortage of skilled technicians.
The final nail in the coffin for Hi-Gear, Love said, was recent mild weather, which kept the chain from meeting sales objectives it had set during bankruptcy proceedings.
"One of the huge problems we had was this was a very, very bad winter for us, because there was no cold weather," Love said.
People usually buy batteries, antifreeze and windshield wiper blades in winter, he said, but not this year. "A lot of things that take place in cars, take place in extremes of weather," he said.

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Re: Old timers, what do you miss most about "Old Fairfax County"?
Posted by: One Thing About Pep Boys ()
Date: September 05, 2020 12:05AM

Back in the 80s I when I came back to Fairfax I felt at home when I saw Mexicans working on their cars in the parking lot in Annandale, just like they did in California at Pep Boys but the JIB was gone alas ! And today I can still get that feeling when I go by Pep Boys as their still replacing brakes in the parking lot there , all jokes aside some very strong tough Latino people as Ive seen them hustling working on vehicles on road sides on impossible jobs but they get it done DAJAX Wonder if it will pass state inspection ?? Iffy is all I can say but they give it a hell of a go working their asses off , come here legally and you wont have to break your ass so hard for pennies SI . If they did not vote for Democrats in such numbers I would be their strongest supporter, truth !

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Re: Old timers, what do you miss most about "Old Fairfax County"?
Posted by: JIB man ()
Date: November 04, 2021 04:46PM

Deep fried burritos at Jack in the box, dripping with burning hot grease.

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Re: Old timers, what do you miss most about "Old Fairfax County"?
Posted by: good eating. ()
Date: November 13, 2021 02:36PM

JIB man Wrote:
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> Deep fried burritos at Jack in the box, dripping
> with burning hot grease.

Yes, and you could get them for breakfast. Why don't most Mexican places deep fry their burritos today?

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Re: Old timers, what do you miss most about "Old Fairfax County"?
Posted by: Joe B. ()
Date: November 13, 2021 10:33PM

Greaseman
Hectors, Anthony’s Pizza and pinball at Steak In a Sack in Falls Church
Conrads in Vienna
Pappy Parkers Fried Chicken on Broad St

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Re: Old timers, what do you miss most about "Old Fairfax County"?
Posted by: Black Caulk ()
Date: November 14, 2021 11:02PM

Back then niggers knew their place.

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Re: Old timers, what do you miss most about "Old Fairfax County"?
Posted by: Steady Eddie ()
Date: November 16, 2021 03:59AM

Listening to WEEL during a late night snowstorm on a transistor radio until they announced school closings. Will always remember the blizzard of '66 when they announced that Fairfax County schools would be closed indefinitely!

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Re: Old timers, what do you miss most about "Old Fairfax County"?
Posted by: Steady Eddie ()
Date: November 16, 2021 04:04AM

Saturday matinees at Fairfax Theatre. Building still there as a Toyota dealer.

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Re: Old timers, what do you miss most about "Old Fairfax County"?
Posted by: Steady Eddie ()
Date: November 16, 2021 04:08AM

Life before the Beltway. Then after it was finished weekend family drives in the Galaxie for the 60-mile circular drive.

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Re: Old timers, what do you miss most about "Old Fairfax County"?
Posted by: Steady Eddie ()
Date: November 16, 2021 04:11AM

A McDonald's hamburger, fries and Coke for 47 cents.

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Re: Old timers, what do you miss most about "Old Fairfax County"?
Posted by: Steady Eddie ()
Date: November 16, 2021 04:14AM

Hahn shoe store at 7 Corners for school shoes. Kinney shoe store on Rt. 50 for tennie kicks.

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Re: Old timers, what do you miss most about "Old Fairfax County"?
Date: November 16, 2021 07:37PM

5th Decade in Fairfax County Wrote:
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> But over the past 20 years, especially,

It's been going downhill super-fast since 1983.

I've been here since 1961, and in the 70s people were starting to get a little alarmed. I pick 1983 as the year it all went to shit based on the growth and development rate: that's when it started skyrocketing,

The last 20 years is just shit-icing on the already baked turd cake.

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Re: Old timers, what do you miss most about "Old Fairfax County"?
Posted by: Atlantis Sound ()
Date: November 16, 2021 09:59PM

Soft serve ice cream from Goldies on a hot Summer evening.

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Re: Old timers, what do you miss most about "Old Fairfax County"?
Posted by: name ()
Date: November 16, 2021 10:32PM

I'm not an old timer but I miss peach farms existing in fairfax county. There were some in Reston when I was a kid.

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Re: Old timers, what do you miss most about "Old Fairfax County"?
Posted by: And...Did You Get ()
Date: November 17, 2021 12:12AM

The great greasy cheeseburger sub to go with it or did you spend the rest of the 5 bucks on put put golf next door or stop into Fairfax Radiator for a on the spot repair for 10 bucks or MR Doughnut to see the beehived coffee and doughnut serving bleached blonde with the cat eye Rinestone glasses or stop in to Weber tire to get your split rim truck tires changed to mud grips for winter at least they are still there , what no coffee talk at Fairfax Hardware with the Fairfax mayor !

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Re: Old timers, what do you miss most about "Old Fairfax County"?
Posted by: Who Ever Stood In The Long Line ()
Date: November 17, 2021 12:18AM

At the Fairfax City Chesapeake Bay Seafood House in the evening where they had rolling carts with hot coffee and tea to keep you happy waiting for that AYCE feast

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Re: Old timers, what do you miss most about "Old Fairfax County"?
Posted by: Atlantis Sound ()
Date: November 17, 2021 05:20AM

And...Did You Get Wrote:
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> The great greasy cheeseburger sub to go with it or
> did you spend the rest of the 5 bucks on put put
> golf next door or stop into Fairfax Radiator for a
> on the spot repair for 10 bucks or MR Doughnut to
> see the beehived coffee and doughnut serving
> bleached blonde with the cat eye Rinestone glasses
> or stop in to Weber tire to get your split rim
> truck tires changed to mud grips for winter at
> least they are still there , what no coffee talk
> at Fairfax Hardware with the Fairfax mayor !

^^^ Well done!

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Re: Old timers, what do you miss most about "Old Fairfax County"?
Posted by: Ed ()
Date: November 17, 2021 03:10PM

Do you know famous dirt bike rider Roy Hawkins?

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Re: Old timers, what do you miss most about "Old Fairfax County"?
Posted by: Dumfrieskid ()
Date: November 18, 2021 07:36PM

Skating with Dave Grohl in "The Ditch" off Rolling Road

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Re: Old timers, what do you miss most about "Old Fairfax County"?
Posted by: Alex Andria ()
Date: November 18, 2021 11:44PM

This Just In Fairfax Wrote:
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> 5th Decade in Fairfax County Wrote:
> --------------------------------------------------
> -----
> > But over the past 20 years, especially,
>
> It's been going downhill super-fast since 1983.
>
> I've been here since 1961, and in the 70s people
> were starting to get a little alarmed. I pick 1983
> as the year it all went to shit
based on the
> growth and development rate: that's when it
> started skyrocketing,
>
> The last 20 years is just shit-icing on the
> already baked turd cake.


Agree. That's about right. Early 80s was the start of the huge influx of outsiders.

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Re: Old timers, what do you miss most about "Old Fairfax County"?
Posted by: Alex Andria ()
Date: November 18, 2021 11:44PM

This Just In Fairfax Wrote:
-------------------------------------------------------
> 5th Decade in Fairfax County Wrote:
> --------------------------------------------------
> -----
> > But over the past 20 years, especially,
>
> It's been going downhill super-fast since 1983.
>
> I've been here since 1961, and in the 70s people
> were starting to get a little alarmed. I pick 1983
> as the year it all went to shit
based on the
> growth and development rate: that's when it
> started skyrocketing,
>
> The last 20 years is just shit-icing on the
> already baked turd cake.


Agree. That's about right. Early 80s was the start of the huge influx of outsiders.

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Re: Old timers, what do you miss most about "Old Fairfax County"?
Posted by: Last NOVA Native Left ()
Date: November 20, 2021 08:32AM

Agree. That's about right. Early 80s was the start of the huge influx of outsiders.

I call it the St Elmo's Fire Effect. That movie was an infomercial for career opportunities in the DC area.

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Re: Old timers, what do you miss most about "Old Fairfax County"?
Posted by: Mr. Twister ()
Date: November 20, 2021 09:27AM

All the white people.

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Re: Old timers, what do you miss most about "Old Fairfax County"?
Posted by: wanker21 ()
Date: November 22, 2021 05:01AM

The Dauphine steak house Springfield Virginia.

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