Mail Call for 2/7

February 07, 2000

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 am calling about the lady who has a day care on North Cleveland Avenue and has a son who is temporarily disabled. All you have to do is go to your son's doctor and have him fill out a paper stating that he is temporarily disabled and go to the Department of Motor Vehicles. They will give you a temporary handicapped sign for parking and they will give you a handicapped tag to hang on your mirror."


"I want to thank my snow angels, Thomas, Jimmy and Steven. I don't know what I would have done without them. I have a corner lot."

"If the YMCA is still a charity, I would like to see figures on how many kids they serve vs. how many people take art classes and use the gym and other health training equipment."

"To the person in Mail Call Wednesday night who took someone else's parking spot that they cleaned out. Does that make you feel better? Unless you are one of our unfortunate brothers that are handicapped with no arms, pick up a shovel and dig your own out."

"I want to say thank you to my snow angels, Rick, Susan and Heather Martin for keeping my sidewalk and driveway shoveled when it snows. They are always here bright and early. Also, thanks to Mr. Hamilton and Mr. Lowery for their help. I appreciate it very much."

"Pam Sirbaugh on South Potomac Street is our snow angel. She had health problems and still tried to shovel parking spaces and sidewalks. In the second storm, she was down, but I didn't see anyone helping her get snow off of her porch or shovel her car out. Hope you feel better, Pam. Thanks again Pam, from your elderly residents down the street."

"I am responding to someone who wrote about Cheyenne Sirbaugh doing her paper job in the snow. I want to thank you for recognizing my good work. Sorry, but I am no longer a paper carrier as of Feb. 1."

"My name is Dave. I have been trying to get in touch with a girl named Theresa for the past three nights to see if this necklace I found is hers or not. I keep getting a busy signal. Is there another number where I can contact you?"

"To the person who took someone's spot and got four flat tires, you deserve what you got. How would you react to the person who took your spot after you shoveled it out? Not that I am saying that your four tires didn't go down on account of cold air."

"A snow angel you may not be, but as a landlord you are as nice and kind as can be. With this we send to you, Buck Harsh, a very happy birthday. As they say, we are only as old as we feel. You have a great day, Buck. Happy birthday."

"If you want a generation of good children, then they will have to come from a pair of good parents."

"There is a very simple solution to all of these complaints about parking space stealers. Instead of digging out the parking spot, get all the snow from all the parking spots and throw it out into the street to melt and then you won't have to worry about the parking. I have been out there every day throwing the piles of snow out into the street to melt and now we have twice as many parking spots. We should all do this and then bill the city! We could charge them $5 an hour and then it wouldn't cost as much as it would for the city to remove it by using their trucks. Just a thought, but it's working on my street. Maybe we should save our backs and draw up a petition to get rid of this white mess. Please respond and let me know your opinion."

"This is Councilman McClure concerning metered parking spots within the city and the problems due to the snow. I have spoken to Police Chief Smith and he said he would talk directly to the parking meter attendant and ask him to be more understanding about not ticketing these vehicles, if the meters are inaccessible. Thank you."

"The North Hagerstown High Class of 1980 is currently looking for members for its 20-year reunion. If you have not been notified and would like to attend, I would like to have your address to put into the directory. Please call Tina at 301-797-1932 or Robin at 301-739-0028 so we can get an invitation out to you."

"I was wondering if someone could tell me when the Hagerstown Youth Hockey scores are put in the paper?"

"To my snow angel Dave West of Williamsport, what would I do without you?"

"Thank you, town of Williamsport, for your speedy removal of snow. Your townspeople appreciate your efforts."

"I think The Herald-Mail should start a social page where everyone can thank all the snow angels. Maybe when summer comes, they will be able to thank everybody for fanning them from the heat. I am sick of hearing about snow angels."

"I am looking for Stanley Dillar Company, my number is 301-223-9262."

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