Memories

The people are what makes Columbia great – by Norman Winkler

The people are what makes Columbia great – by Norman Winkler

In 2016 Columbia Maryland was chosen as the best place to live in the country. As a Columbia pioneer July 2, 1967 I already knew how special Columbia has been and will continue to be. It is truly unique and wonderful in the opportunities it provides to all who make it their “home”. I remember…

Memories of a Life in Longfellow – by Jan Olsen

Fifty years flew by in a flash.  Our young family of five moved into Longfellow during the later part of Columbia’s first year, May 1968. Longfellow was mostly mud with the carvings of streets to come.  Elliot’s Oak was just a short street that was not complete. Bulldozers were part of the scenery. A few…

My Columbia Childhood – by Timothy Duquette

My Columbia Childhood – by Timothy Duquette

This is the story on my childhood in Columbia, Maryland. Many years ago when I was a boy, I spent a lot of time playing with my mom and dad . We went everywhere in Columbia together – to the zoo and to the farm to see  the animals and to ride the horses – which…

My Columbia Wizard of Oz Experience – by Karen Bradley

My Columbia Wizard of Oz Experience – by Karen Bradley

My family moved to Columbia from Rockville, in Montgomery county, the summer before I entered the 3rd grade in 1976. I had previously attended a strict private Catholic school where we had to wear grey plaid uniforms and the only things hanging on the walls were math charts and the alphabet. It was very drab,…

A lot of memories can be made in 50 years! Please share your fondest memories of events, activities, friends, places, etc. you experienced in Columbia.

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