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Old 02-10-2009, 10:38 AM
 
Location: Richmond
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Hi all-
Im a native of Loudoun. Oh, and yes, I consider myself a SOUTHERNER.

But I digress... Miss Sterling area, Leesburg, Philomont. Could never go back there to live. I grew up there in the 80s and 1990s.

Does anyone remember Erol's Video?? Oh, and of course Algonquian Park where I used to go swimming.

Lots of good memories.
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Old 02-10-2009, 01:43 PM
 
Location: Mountain View, CA
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Well, technically speaking, I was born at a hospital in DC, and lived the first three years of my life in Alexandria. But I grew up mostly in Houston, TX. Returned to Virginia in 1999 for college. And just relocated to NOVA itself permanently about a month ago.

So I really have no idea what area I'm a "native" of .
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Old 02-10-2009, 02:13 PM
 
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Yeah I remember Erols video... good times back then
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Old 02-10-2009, 02:38 PM
 
Location: Virginia
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Native NORVAN here.
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Old 02-10-2009, 06:49 PM
 
Location: Richmond
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Well, technically speaking, I was born at a hospital in DC, and lived the first three years of my life in Alexandria. But I grew up mostly in Houston, TX. Returned to Virginia in 1999 for college. And just relocated to NOVA itself permanently about a month ago.

So I really have no idea what area I'm a "native" of .
Oh yes, technically . But I would consider you a Texan , if you spent most of your live out there.
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Old 02-10-2009, 06:53 PM
 
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Born in San Diego, moved to Mount Vernon at age 1, been there most my life

FairCo is nice, getting more crowded and pricey though. Can only imagine what Tysons will look like in the next 20 years
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Old 02-10-2009, 07:10 PM
 
Location: Richmond
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Other things I remember:
Waxie Maxie's , Giant, Safeway, People's Drugs! High's Dairy Store (usually run by Indiuns!)

I also remember going to Safeway- they would have a large frozen yogurt stand and I could get all the yogurt I wanted for like 2$. Then there was TCBY's yogurt. Downtown Leesburg- The whine and cheese shop had good sandwiches. And then there was the mall there that didn't do very well

I remember when Tysons II opened up. It flopped.

Anything else?
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Old 02-10-2009, 07:13 PM
 
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Yep, native NOVAN here. I was born in the old Alexandria Hospital at Duke & Washington in Alexandria (way before they called it "Old Town"!). Mom went there because there was no Fairfax Hospital at the time (1951).

Then Mom and Pa took me home to their 2 acre homestead in the wild frontier of Annandale....and I still live in that same house! It's near the Beltway, the construction of which, I "supervised" from my bicycle as a lad of 9.

I remember Erol well! He started out selling TVs in Arlington...then he jumped on the video craze....then it was Erol's Computer up until recently. Erol's was my ISP for several years.
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Old 02-10-2009, 08:15 PM
 
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....Can only imagine what Tysons will look like in the next 20 years

That could have been said in 1960, when Tysons Corner was just a little store at Rts. 7 & 123 surrounded by dairy farms.

I had an uncle that could have bought a parcel out there for $150K (it abutted property he already owned)....and he passed because he thought the price was too high. That land went for $7 million a decade later when Tysons I was built. He kicked himself in the butt for the rest of his life. LOL
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Old 02-10-2009, 08:20 PM
 
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That could have been said in 1960, when Tysons Corner was just a little store at Rts. 7 & 123 surrounded by dairy farms.

I had an uncle that could have bought a parcel out there for $150K (it abutted property he already owned)....and he passed because he thought the price was too high. That land went for $7 million a decade later when Tysons I was built. He kicked himself in the butt for the rest of his life. LOL

My Daddy was stationed at Arlington in 1957- and he remembers when Tyson's was just a gas station! Imagine that.
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