THE BETHESDA SUNSHINE HOUSE AND ITS CORDELL AVENUE LOCATIONS (yes locations)
The Bethesda Sunshine House was a piece of B-town Culture
when I was young there was a free standing house on Cordell Avenue
this house had the parental warnings to stay away from it and all of its trappings
it had a mystery to it like that old woman's house down the block... the one that all the kids swore was haunted
that was The Bethesda Sunshine House... a dilapidated free standing old house stuck on a developing mini city around the corner from Montgomery Donuts
now... do not let the Man From Montgomery distract you... there are no maple bars or cinnamon twists here
get back on the topic at hand... The Sunshine House... and we are talking about the free standing era... not the shop in the Triangle Towers up closer to Little Tavern
again... avoid distraction... this is not about CLUB L T nor is this about WHFS transmitting from the Triangle Towers right across the street from the Psychedeli
growing up in Bethesda in the 70's to 80's was quite different than the Bethesda today
the world has changed... Bethesda has definitely changed
Bethesda was a sleepy little village made up of it own version of middle class
there were shops and commerce... but nothing like the ANYWHERE USA that the Bethesda has become today
Bethesda was home of the Mom And Pop!
there were a few chain restaurants... but for the most part it was a mom and pop experience
Bethesda is an interesting little village that had its various quadrants that co-existed with some disconnect
it seemed like all around bethesda there was nothing but rug stores... record stores... and head shops.... yes head shops
sure there was the Hot Shoppes.... Shakeys... and yes The Tastee Diner along with Woolworths and Peoples Drugs both having counter top diners as well...
okay... bethesda was really happen-in in a sort of weird bohemian sort of way
there was the Charlie Bird Guitar store...
oh man... it was a wild place
a wild place that included The Sunshine House
MAN I WANT A SUNSHINE HOUSE T-SHIRT!
HELL YES I WANT IT LONG SLEEVE!