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Mail Call for 8/9

August 09, 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:

"I enjoyed reading Mail Call, it had a lot of interesting views, talked about community actions, voiced options, and community events, etc. Now I don't know why I bother. People are using it for free publication, like happy birthdays, glad you're my friend, I love you, etc. If these people mean so much to you, why not take out a decent ad for them and pay for it instead of being cheap and publishing it free. So if you want to wish someone a happy birthday or for being a friend, or just say I love you, try having a party or sending a card like everyone else."


"On behalf of my mother and myself, I would like to thank the administration and staff on the first floor of the Colton Villa Nursing Home on Dual Highway for the wonderful and compassionate way they treated my uncle, Edgar Bob Jones, during his two- month stay. We visited at least three times a week and we were always greeted with a smile and they were always there when we needed them. I have only good things to say about Colton Villa, and remember when we admit our loved ones to a nursing home, that they more than ever need our love and need us to visit. We never know until the shoe is on the other side of the fence, how much they really appreciate it."

"I would like to say to the people who complain about speeding tickets, if you observe the speed limits you wouldn't have to worry, unless it is a speed trap. There is one as you come off Wesel Boulevard onto Burhans, the 30 mph speed sign is partially hidden by trees and something should be done about that."

"This is in loving memory of Charles Meyer, he was a loving and caring person, who always joked around and never had anything bad to say about anyone. It is a shame that he had to be the one killed. We will miss him and his funny jokes, his laugh, his smile that went from ear to ear, all the time and wonderful personality that he shared with everybody. I want to send my sympathies to his mother in Boonsboro. I hope you will make it through this, because just think of all the people he made happy, including yourself. May God be with you and Charles."

"I am calling because I haven't seen anything in the paper about anyone checking on the senior citizens to see if they have air conditioners or fans. So, are they checking on them or not?"

"I wanted to say that I am really surprised about the negativity on the ice skating rink. What if one of the kids that participate become an Olympic star? Wouldn't it be nice to have a kid from your own community represent the USA in the Olympics? Maybe you should give the ice rink a break and not be so negative about it."

"A friend of mine and I had an occasion catered at Ron's Deli recently, and we experienced a scary moment. A family came in and was seated, they had a little girl, maybe three or four years old and all of a sudden a laser beam appeared on the table. The little girl was trying to play catch with it and the family didn't realize where it was coming from. A man behind them, who was a so- called joker, please I ask you please don't ever do that again. Had that little girl turned around quickly looking for that beam, she could have been blinded. For your information they are outlawed from many places. So please, if you must play with a toy, please do it at home."

"Since we have a drought and we can't water our flowers anymore, I use my rinse water from my laundry and use that. It will not kill them, so use it."

"I would like to thank all the people of Lakeside Park who contributed to flowers for Mary Rose, especially the ones in Shady Brook Court."

"Thanks to Washington County Deputy Mark Weber for making Williamsport's 'National Night Out' on Aug. 3 a huge success. The pool party and cookout was a great idea and everyone had a great time. Signed, the Williamsport residents."

"I was wondering what time does the city of Hagerstown pick up the trash? My husband and I came through town Thursday morning about 11 a.m. on East Franklin Street and there was trash sitting all along the curb. If that wasn't so bad, they apparently evicted somebody for not paying their rent, all that trash was sitting along the sidewalk. It is no wonder you can't get people to come to downtown Hagerstown, it looks like the slums of Baltimore."

"This is one of the sound engineers for the Clear Spring carnival. Last week it was in the paper about Possum Holler. We provided the equipment, we did not provide a sound man."

"Here is some helpful advice for you people who are tired of getting speeding tickets, stop breaking the law!"

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