Juvenile facility (Montrose School or...
Dee43

AOL

#376 Jan 13, 2014
Did anyone who has responded here have any kind of legal counsel before being committed to Montrose? Just wondering.
Sheba

Ellenwood, GA

#377 Jan 14, 2014
karen hiott wrote:
<quoted text>I believe it was 72 to 75 maybe 71 to 75 around that time
I remember Mr Walker and I think I remember you Karen and MaryJane Albright and Cynthia Tina Shaffer
Sheba

Ellenwood, GA

#378 Jan 14, 2014
I remember Mr Walker, and I think you Karen, and MaryJane Albright and Tina Shaffer and Cynthia and one named Dee
ruth

Upper Marlboro, MD

#379 Jan 19, 2014
Yeah, I remember those Army coats. I'd 4gotten all about those ugly things. Does anybody remember the name of the cottage nxt 2 Potts? Anybody having trouble typing?
Dee43

Sunbury, OH

#380 Jan 19, 2014
I think the cottage4s that were there when I was there were Guttmacher, Meyer, Outts, Bond, and wilson. I think Guttmacher, Putts and Meyer were on one side of the campus, and Bond and wilson on the other side, with the Mansion on one other side and the clinic building on the other
Dee43

Sunbury, OH

#381 Jan 19, 2014
Yes, I always have trouble typing, I have a visual disability and type awful. I am sure you all can see that in my many typos.
Shirley Glasco

Baltimore, MD

#384 Feb 2, 2014
During the time I was a juvenile you had no legal council. You went before Judge Harold Grady and Master McDermott. I remember Myers , putts, bond, sandford, Williams, lot tier, guttmacher, new cottage, the clinic, the mansion, field school, and gill school. When I look back over my life and think things over I realize that was the best place for me at the time.
April F

Frederick, MD

#385 Feb 15, 2014
Ronald Speaks wrote:
<quoted text>Wow, i didn't think that no one would talk about this place,i was there as well,i will never forget that name because thats where i met my true love, her name was Deidre McCray ( dee dee),she wrote me a letter in red ink, and they use to fold there letters a certain way to give to each other, wow talking about this gives me goose bumps, she was from eastern shore, route 22, thats all i remember of her,and i knew a girl name (tecup,with black spots on her tongue),Montrose was a very nice place, in fact the staff & place was so nice,i didn't think i did anything wrong to be there,i felt like i was already home, thats how nice it was.i didn't want leave that place, and the parties they held, oh my god, it was great.
I remember Teacup. i was there in 83 and 84 when i was put in some new program they had us attend classes off the grounds and work in Reisterstown I and a girl named Christie Dixon ran away and were recaptured i ran again and the second time i went alone and never looked back.
I remember the Dances we used to go to with the guys and Graphic Arts class which i loved.
April F

Frederick, MD

#386 Feb 15, 2014
Shoot that should have been i was there in 81 to start of 82 when i ran away for last time never to look back.
I was in Guttmacher. some of the people i remember
were
Mrs Peterson, Ms Fellder, Ms Blount.
Some of the girls
Teacup, Wanda Black, Christy Dixon, Dorothy Mousie I forget her last name, Angie Wilder, Sandra Hughes, Euricka Pretty(yes spelled that way), A girl named Cheryl from PG County, Teri It think it may have been Whitmore
A staff named Susan Tallarico who started the "trustie" program I was one of the first people who entered it and one of the first myself and Christy Dixon who was from Hagerstown, MD and who i would LOVE to reconnect with I came back they put me back in the program i ran a second time and never looked back.

I had been sent there because i was uncontrollable according to my mother. The judge said you made your bed now lie in it and sent me there indefinitely. My parents came to see me every weekend bringing me goodies and cigarettes which we were allowed to smoke as stated by others as long as we had written permission and we used those little put pie tin plates as well.
I learned to play Spades there as well as fight. though i have to admit i was in one fight the whole time i was there that i can remember. We had dances with the boys in the big cottage across the field from Guttmacher. I also remember a Christmas program we put on during the one Christmas i was there. While everyone sang Silent Night I did it in Sign Language as that was the one language i took in school before i left home.

To this day I blame my parents for my becoming uncontrollable because i got pregnant at 15 and had my daughter at 16 Nov 1980 and they forced me to place her for adoption They were told to get me into Counseling when i first started acting out but their fear of looking bad to their friends and to family kept them from doing it and so i acted out screaming for help and they never gave t to me. That help was started at Montrose by Ms Tallarico who i loved talking too and really not dealt with till many many years later when i got into therapy on my own 19 years ago. I will be 50 this year
Would love to hear from anyone who was there when i was.
deeds

Lake Charles, LA

#387 May 11, 2014
I was in MontRoss in 77 also noise in 81 and MTSB 81- 84
JohnEcks

Philadelphia, PA

#389 May 24, 2014
Does anyone who was at Montrose in the late 50's or early 60's remember FRANCES BRUDETTE? Not sure I have the name right. She was a "student" for a while and got pregnant after leaving. My aunt (known here as Miss Freddie) gave her a job at the school and she had the baby (Mark) during that time. I heard from Mark recently telling me that she had died and I'm trying to get more information for him.
Sue Z

Dewey, AZ

#392 Jul 7, 2014
Her name would have been Frances Ewing or Byram at that time.
Dee

Marysville, OH

#393 Jul 7, 2014
Frances Ewing sounds fmiliar. What job did she have at Montrose?
Sue Z

Dewey, AZ

#394 Jul 7, 2014
Apparently she was working as a housekeeper in the "Mansion" for Miss Freddie in the late 50s, early 60s, as an adult, but she had been there before as a teenager. I do not really know. Just found out about this recently. Thanks.
Sue Z

Dewey, AZ

#395 Jul 8, 2014
Try to post again. Frances also studied cosmetology and eventually opened up a shop in Frederick, MD, called Marcell's. She may also have worked for National Geographic before then right after she left Montrose and moved back to Damascus, MD, next door to us. That is how I got to know her, but I was only like 10-11 years old at that time. Anyone who remembers her, sure would like to hear your memories. She would have been about 5'6", medium build, with very short dark hair with blue eyes.
JohnEcks

Philadelphia, PA

#396 Oct 4, 2014
I think perhaps Frances was FRANCES BURDETTE while she was a student, and then EWING later when she worked there. Her son's name is Mark Ewing. Does anyone know where and/or when she died? I tried web searches and didn't find anything. Mark asked that we try and do some sort of memorial but I don't know where to start.
Shirley glasco

Fairfax, VA

#397 Oct 7, 2014
Dee43 wrote:
I think the cottage4s that were there when I was there were Guttmacher, Meyer, Outts, Bond, and wilson. I think Guttmacher, Putts and Meyer were on one side of the campus, and Bond and wilson on the other side, with the Mansion on one other side and the clinic building on the other
They were called the field side. The other side was field side
Shirley glasco

Fairfax, VA

#398 Oct 7, 2014
ruth wrote:
Yeah, I remember those Army coats. I'd 4gotten all about those ugly things. Does anybody remember the name of the cottage nxt 2 Potts? Anybody having trouble typing?
I loved those coats.
Shirley glasco

Fairfax, VA

#399 Oct 7, 2014
JohnEcks wrote:
Does anyone who was at Montrose in the late 50's or early 60's remember FRANCES BRUDETTE? Not sure I have the name right. She was a "student" for a while and got pregnant after leaving. My aunt (known here as Miss Freddie) gave her a job at the school and she had the baby (Mark) during that time. I heard from Mark recently telling me that she had died and I'm trying to get more information for him.
I was there in 1964 but I don't remember her. I was there a little less than 2 years. I left in 1966.
ruth

Upper Marlboro, MD

#403 Mar 6, 2015
sorry it' been so long. Bond cottage was the one I cldn't remember. Still nobody from 68-69? My Army raincoat came from body who was 6'4", dirty, stained & stank so was not fond of it or any of the clothes that came from storage room bottom basement in Wilson cottage accessible only from outside of left side. I think the 2 sides were called Field and Potts(?). Field side (stone cottages & at least some still standing) was for older girls. I think 15up. The other side was all 1 story red brick bldgs (I always thought that side looked like a giant hand had squashed them) that I guess were all torn down. Younger kids and lower school grades there. Also, no legal help, just good ole Master Ross (I think it was)

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