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Thursday, January 8, 2009

We've been beguiled by an interesting request from one of your fellow readers. Please see Memories to Be Made? below.

O'Donnell's Seafood

I fondly remember many delicious seafood dinners at the Bethesda location when I was growing up. The rum buns were a favorite back then as they are today. While the rest of the family enjoyed seafood, my sister always ordered lamb chops with mint jelly. She didn't go near seafood until she was in her 40s.

-- Nancy Zanner Correll, Gaithersburg

My parents, Dorothy and Elmer West, used to celebrate their wedding anniversary at O'Donnell's. And for years after my father's death in 1991, until O'Donnell's left Bethesda, the children and grandchildren gathered at O'Donnell's on Sept. 13 to celebrate a marriage of 60 years and to drink an anniversary toast to my mother's beloved Elmer, our Daddy, Pop and Ge pop, in happy remembrance of good days.

-- Penny West Suritz, McLean

In 1966, I had a blind date at O'Donnell's with my future husband, who told me that first night that he would marry me. I thought he had quite a line, but a few months later, we were married.

-- Veda Tudor Engel, Arlington

I recall my adolescent glee upon discovering a real treasure chest in the lobby of the downtown O'Donnell's Seafood, full of booty for tots like me. The restaurant's "portholes" had moving views that did not go unnoticed by this little girl, either!


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