Old timer - remember the hot shoppe

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Postby Rosiepink » Mon Apr 01, 2002 10:21 pm

It was "normal" to make a cruise around the Hot Shoppe after any school event.  Football games, Jubilee, any Friday, Saturday or Sunday night, band practice.  After any practice for an Orange Freeze and a Hot Fudge Ice Cream Cake (when we thought we were fat but weren't :cool: )  Who remembers the 'rent-a-cop' who would hold our bets while we scurried over to the brand new, not completely opened I-275, for drag races between our guys and the kids from GW or Mt Vernon?  Let us not forget the old Alexandria Roller Rink, the Club LT (Little Tavern),  and the Dixie Pig.  Drives up and down the Parkway, watching the submarine races, and comparing 8-track tapes of the Beatles, The Who, and The British Walkers.
Remember when only Seniors were permitted to drive to school and had priviledges to park in the student parking lot?
Who remembers???
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Postby Dave » Mon Jun 13, 2005 9:49 am

RosiePink,

Saw your reference to the Hot Shoppe and the memories started coming back. Those of us in the Class of 59 also cruised there, and the did same things along the Parkway. In addition to submarine races, we also watched shark fights.

We didn't have 8 tracks, though. We were still in 45 RPM singles age -- if memory serves, the Supremes hadn't even come on the scene yet.

I also remember DA and flattop haircuts for guys, collars turned up in the back, jeans turned up very slightly at the cuff, penny loafers, girls in poodle skirts and black and white saddle shoes.

In sports, we had Julio Betancourt in football, and Skip Francis in bastketball.

If you think it was like Happy Days, you're right.

Dave...
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Re: Old timer - remember the hot shoppe

Postby poopdeckpappy47 » Tue Jan 10, 2012 1:58 pm

I remember it all and then some. Larry Grove class of 1965
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Re: Old timer - remember the hot shoppe

Postby lightspeak » Wed Feb 15, 2012 8:58 pm

I practically lived at the Hot Shoppes!!!
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Re: Old timer - remember the hot shoppe

Postby phoses » Mon Apr 22, 2013 4:45 pm

The Hot Shoppes, wasn't that the home of the MIGHTY MO, great shakes and great times
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Re: Old timer - remember the hot shoppe

Postby lightspeak » Sun Nov 03, 2013 10:21 pm

Yes yes yes!!!!! Call me! Yvonne Green (Taylor) I certainly do remember. My email is: yvonnetaylorphoto@yahoo.com
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