Wednesday, June 19, 2013 3:34 PM
Published on: Wednesday, March 13, 2013
By Peggy Dee
Queenstown Giant to close
The newer Giant on East West Highway, across from the Mall at Prince Georges, was constructed about six years ago. The old Call Carl Exxon Station and the bowling alley were torn down to make way for the new Giant. I have lived in Hyattsville since 1968, and, for years, I used the Call Carl Exxon Station for my auto repairs.
Each year, our city designates two weekends as a yard sale weekend. Registration is opened now for our Spring Yard Sale, which will take place April 5-7. Please register if you would like to be included in the map that the city produces. Please call the city at 301-985-5000 to be included. This is always so much fun, and I just love meeting so many friends as I am out and about.
Another fun event will be our 127th Anniversary Parade to take place on Saturday, April 13. Please consider marching this year. No group is too large or too small. Neighborhood watches, school groups and clubs, scout groups and youth groups are more than welcome. You will be able to wave to your friends sitting on the sidelines. For more information, call Cheri Everhart at 301-985-5021.
Before Presidents Day
Before Presidents Day went into effect a number of years ago, Abraham Lincoln’s birthday was celebrated on Feb. 11 and George Washington’s birthday was observed on Feb. 22. The stores downtown offered major sales on Washington’s birthday. There were typewriters for 11 cents, televisions for $2 and major appliances for $5. Many ambitious shoppers lined up at the door of the departments stores the evening before. Cherry pies were on sale at most grocery stores. Talking this over with those of you who called brought back so many great memories.
Greyhound bus route