Mail Call

March 16, 1999

Snow angels

Editor's note - During Sunday's snowstorm there were many random acts of kindness performed in the Hagerstown area and The Daily Mail would like to salute these people in Mail Call.

If you would like to thank someone for helping you, just call Mail Call and leave a recorded message.

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:

"I would like to say a big thank you to the Washington County Roads Department, Clear Spring section. I drive school bus number 67C, and had to call them a few times because of the road conditions. They always responded very quickly without any questions. Thanks again guys for a job well done. Also a special Thank You to Carly and R.J."


"OK, I'm calling about the animals people have running around, especially when they go in heat. They have three or four and they don't take care of them, they don't have them spayed or anything and I think it's bad that they have that many of them, dogs that they should have something done with them, and I wish you would publish this because I'm tired of having cats and dogs in my yard, doing what they shouldn't be doing."

"To the individual who referred to Dargan as a foreign country, my husband and I are delighted with this information. We will be expecting refunds from Washington County, the State of Maryland and the federal government for all taxes paid since 1965. We finally can realize our dream of a trip around the world."

"This is to the person calling in complaining about people not wanting to pay taxes necessary to have the good things in life. Taxes aren't for the good things in life, taxes are for the necessities of life. If you want a stadium, get a bunch of your friends, with all your money and build one, you can profit from it, you can have fun from it, but leave us other people out of it, we don't want our taxes to go toward the stadium. We're not gonna use the stadium, we don't want it."

"This is in response to the ad for lift chairs for the elderly. The Equipment Company Unlimited in Bowman Park in Williamsport has some of those. Just give them a call and they'll be able to help you."

"I have something I would like to say about all the problems of the world. They should be summed up and solved in a short analogy: You lead a horse to water, but a vest has no sleeves."

"Beautiful snow but, not all bad. The farmers need it for the sweet crop. You can expect to buy bread for 25 cents a loaf this summer. Also the snow ice cream you can make, just add vanilla, how lucky can we be."

"The Exchange Club, The Lions Club, The Optimist Club, The Antietam Exchange Club are just a few examples of civic organizations that do good in the community. The Joint Veterans Council does much good in the community, they are no different than any of these four mentioned organizations. Pancake breakfasts, steak feeds, submarine sales, just a few examples of how the Joint Veterans Council can raise money for their things."

"I would like to thank my neighbors, Peggy and her husband Dave for helping us when my husband had the flu. We thank you very much. Bob and Mary."

"Dr. and Mrs. Charles H. Stoner at 11015 Clinton Avenue would like to thank our neighbors for removing the snow from our sidewalk and driveway."

"I feel so fortunate to be in the neighborhood that I am in, and having someone next door with a snowblower who has kept the snow cleared all winter, by the name of Jim Ruby, along with his son-in-law John Bailey, who comes around with his truck with the plow."

"Reading in the Friday March 12 edition about a teacher in Clear Spring asking for a library in Clear Spring and she says, 'A bunch of kids in my school and a bunch of teachers and other people in Clear Spring would like a library here.' My English teacher in school always taught me that grapes and bananas always come in bunches, people come in groups."

"We need a new stadium here, but people that are opposed to it are as old as the old stadium. You people keep saying that your children want an education instead of a stadium, then pay for your children's education, don't expect us to."

"How come there isn't a dividing line of the two lanes on the road that goes toward the Hagerstown Suns Stadium from the Rose Hill Cemetery? I was wondering why there isn't a line on that road. I can't think of the name of the road near Bester Elementary School that goes straight down heading toward the Hagerstown Suns stadium. I was wondering why they never painted a line. Usually there are lines on the road."

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