Mail Call

January 20, 1998

Mail Call

Editor's note - Please be as brief as possible when calling Mail Call, The Daily Mail's reader call-in line.

Mail Call is not staffed on weekends or holidays so it is best to call Mail Call weekdays at 301-791-6236.

Readers are welcome to leave their recorded message on any topic they choose, but some calls are screened out.

Here are some of the calls we have received lately:

"Mail Call, I just called to say that I really love you. I read you in the paper every day and I'm hoping the readers out there can help me. My mother is getting elderly and up in years and she's going to be needing to move in with my husband and myself. We're on a very limited income and we wanted to know if there's something within the State of Maryland, any type of organization that would be able to help us with this problem?"


"Hi Mail Call. I was reading about the Hagerstown Fairgrounds and I think it would be a great idea to have an amphitheater. It would draw business to Hagerstown and a lot of people would enjoy it very much. We need to think about the adults in this county, too. We have a sports complex for the kids so let's do something for the adults."

"My response is about the equestrian facility at the fairgrounds and I believe we have enough soccer facilities there already. It takes an awful lot of talent and skill to become an accomplished equestrian. I'm not knocking soccer but the reason soccer is so popular and needs so many facilities is that it's a very simple game to learn and just about anyone can play soccer. An equestrian facility is very much needed and it takes a lot of skill and training to become an accomplished equestrian and I think we should share the place together and have a couple of soccer fields and an equestrian facility, too."

"If I had ever spit on a school bus driver or called them an obscene name, I would have found myself lying on the floor with a couple of my teeth lying there beside me after my mother found out. Today it would be called child abuse but I'm glad I was raised that way. At least I act like a human being and have respect for others."

"When making an applesauce cake you can use black walnuts instead of English walnuts and this is from a gentleman out here and not a lady."

"This is a response to the Chrissy doll. Well, excuse me. I missed the response on the Jan. 6 and Jan. 12 because I have a life. I work hard for my money and at least my response made sense and yours toward the end didn't make any sense so get a life to whoever you are."

"Concerning the article in the paper about the water and sewer. I read where one customer stated that by the year 2007, he would be paying nearly $127 per quarter. I don't know where he lives but I live in the Highfield area and my minimum rate is $145.26 per quarter now. He's getting a bargain."

"You can use black walnuts for an applesauce cake and if worse comes to worse I've used Grape Nuts, yes, the boxed cereal. It does great and it's usually less expensive."

"I'm calling in response to the young man who has a serious question about getting married. He feels that at this time he's not ready and he doesn't want to accept the responsibility which is a decision in your life. I think what he should do is to get together with the girl that he was going to marry and talk to her and tell her that he's not ready yet and he'd rather wait for a while and that he's sorry and want to remain friends. I'm quite sure this lady will respect you for your honesty and I know God will bless you because if you go through with this commitment it won't work out and it will only end up in a divorce. Have a good day and God bless you both."

"Hi Mail Call. Black walnuts are delicious to put in an applesauce cake. Thank you."

"Hi Mail Call. I was going through Hagerstown last night and on the corner of Franklin Street and Jonathan Street I thought for sure I saw Paula Jones. Thank you very much."

"I read in the paper Sunday about Mayor Bruchey and his overextending his $3,000 budget already and I was just wondering why he had to call out for a pizza on his way home for a late night supper?"

"First of all I want to say something about the mayor and council asking the police chief about putting more police officers walking downtown. The police chief works for the mayor and council and the taxpayers of the county and there's no excuse why there couldn't be more officers down there. Sometimes you got to do the best you can with what you got. When people feel more safe then they will go downtown. That's the problem today."

"Yeah, Mail Call. I went to school but I didn't graduate. How can anybody make any sense of going to school 12 years just for that little piece of paper? I did realize though that some that did didn't know that George Washington threw something across the Delaware and Lincoln led his Confederate troops across the Potomac somewhere, too. They didn't even know that a square root was made by a Spanish pig. I don't see much excuse for clods like that."

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