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It's not Bmore, it's Bawlmer, Hon!

You Know You're From Maryland If You Remember These, Hon...

The longer you have been living in Maryland the more of these you will know--or remember, if you think about it. We found them in one of those pervasive multi-forwarded emails (actually before the popularity of Facebook, where you will likely find a list like this today).


  • You know how to pronounce 'Towson'
  • You remember what the Inner Harbor looked like before it was the Inner Harbor.
  • You ate at Haussner's.
  • You remember Friendship Airport.
  • You remember driving over the old Kent Narrows Draw-Bridge that snarled weekend traffic coming home from the Ocean.
  • You love the Domino Sugar sign you can see across the harbor.
  • You remember the rotating restaurant on top off the Holiday Inn on Baltimore Street.
  • You know Annapolis & Hopkins are national treasures & you get a kick out of hearing them named in movies or TV.
  • You know B&O is not body odor.
  • That downtown smelled great near McCormicks.
  • Every kitchen has a can of Old Bay.
  • You refer to your state as "Marilyn."
  • You and your Mom shopped at Hutzlers, The Hub, Stewart's, Hoschild Kohn's & The May Company.
  • You know where "Downey Ocean" is.
  • You remember the Civic Center.
  • You know Pam Shriver is from Maryland.
  • You know how to eat steamed crabs, but also know how to tell the males from the females.
  • You don't think that Assawoman Bay is a strange name.
  • M R Ducks makes perfect sense.
  • You have fond memories of Memorial Stadium.
  • You still root for the Orioles even when they aren't doing well.
  • Everybody knows what a "zink" and "payment" are.
  • When anywhere else, you can only laugh when you see signs saying "Maryland Crab Cakes!"
  • You say "Blare Road" for Bel Air Road
  • You remember Jerry Turner and Al Sanders.
  • You remember Oprah & Richard Sher together in the a.m. on Ch-13.
  • Vince Bagli was "the" sports announcer on TV.
  • You remember Mayor Schaeffer swimming with the seals at the National Aquarium.
  • You swore Frank Perdue kinda looked like one of his tender chickens.
  • You know which bridge they're talking about, when someone says "The bridge traffic is backed up."
  • You revere the names of Johnny U, Brooks & Frank!
  • You actually understand all of these and pass them on to other Marylanders to enjoy!

Go ahead and share these on Facebook - with your friends - who may - or may not - understand. :)

June 16, 2019

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