Mail Call for 7/22

July 22, 1999

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 during the week. The Mail Call number is 301-791-6236.

You are welcome to leave a recorded message on any subject, but some calls will be screened out.

Here are some of the calls we have received lately:

"This is for the person who called in about the Community Free Clinic telling everybody to get a job so they have coverage. Well, I have news for you. I work 40 hours a week and I can't afford the coverage. When it comes down to paying the rent and buying groceries, I have to choose the first. So get real and use some compassion. You really need it. I feel sorry for you. I hope sometime in your life you know what some unfortunate people have to put up with."


"I was just catching up on my old newspapers and it seems that someone needs to capture some cats. It used to be that the SPCA would loan you the cages. If you were willing to trap them, they will loan you the cages out, you catch them and take the cats and the cages back to the SPCA. Try it out."

"I cannot believe what the mayor of Boonsboro said about having to have growth to survive. That is not true. Look at Smithsburg, Walkersville and other towns that are having problems. There are better ways to run a town other than how he thinks."

"A special thank you to the deputy sheriff who cared enough to come and talk to two little boys when they saw someone hiding behind their house and were so frightened. The boys were confident and now can feel really protected and look up to our law enforcement."

"We have a sofa bed in fair condition that we will give to anyone who will come and get it out of that basement and take it away. Please leave your phone number and we will call you. We live in Boonsboro."

"I am calling in reference to the burial of JFK, Jr. I don't think he should be buried with his parents. What about his wife? When you are married it says forsaking all others. He should be buried in a plot where his wife can be buried with him."

"Happy birthday on Saturday to my baby. Looking forward to many more years together with you. Love, Pops, Stella, Lizzie and Ashley. We all love you."

"Why don't they put the new courthouse in the Baldwin House instead of building a new building? I think everyone should be outraged that the Kammerer house was torn down for no reason at all."

"We do not need the Ten Commandments. All you need is the Golden Rule."

"I am calling in reference to the Mail Call that the people that go to the Community Free Clinic were lazy. Well I work and I am not lazy. I worked all my life and raised my children. It just so happens that I can't afford the insurance to be taken out of my paycheck, because nobody in this town pays enough for people who don't have a higher education. I would like to let them know that we are not lazy and really do need the help. I put money in their collection box and seen a lot of other people put money in. I also work there at least twice a month. I am sorry that you feel that we are lazy, but maybe you should come down and work so you would know what you are talking about."

"I am offended that you should use the work schmuck. I happen to be of Jewish heritage. I am very much offended. So I do think that you owe an apology to all Jewish people who read this newspaper."

"I totally agree with the person who wonders why an emergency vehicle is allowed to go up a street the wrong way. My wife has almost gotten hit twice by emergency vehicles."

"Indeed Moses was not a Christian. He was an Israelite and leader of Jews. Just a little something for everyone to ponder."

"I would like to thank all the employees of McDonald's in Shepherdstown and seeing that it was returned to me. It's nice to know that there is a lot of nice and honest people around when you need them. Thanks again. I really appreciate your kindness."

"Tell Tim Rowland he should check the spelling of his column in Monday's paper, Burkittsville vs. vile, burnt witches. He needs to recheck his spelling."

"The Douglas Fiery Funeral Home on Eastern Boulevard will have a memorial book to John F. Kennedy, Jr. available to anyone who would like to sign it. It will then be sent to the Kennedy family from our town. This is also out of respect for Kathleen Kennedy Townsend, the lieutenant governor of Maryland. Thank you."

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