Mail Call for 4/20

April 20, 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 wanted to say thank you to the Cadillac that was in front of us at an ice cream store on Dual Highway on Saturday night. When we got up there to pay for our ice cream, there was seven of us in the van and the clerk told us that you had paid for our ice cream as a random act of kindness. I wanted to tell you how thankful we are and that it was very much appreciated. So we turned around and paid for the car behind us because of your kindness. So thank you so very much."


"Is there anyone in this area that is a member of a burial association that comes out of McConnellsburg, Pa? Please answer in Mail Call and leave your number."

"Does anyone have any flag or Irises that they would like to give away?"

"Thanks, County Commissioners, for your help in paying for the water and sewer debt with the increase in the hotel and motel taxes."

"To the person who wanted to know how to fry fresh trout, well, you fry fresh trout the same way you do the old trout. Put it in a frying pan, cook the one side and turn it over and fry it on the other side, until that side is done. Follow these directions very close."

"To fry fresh trout, you make a batter out of Bisquick, using milk and an egg. Dip your trout in the batter and then put it in a deep fryer."

"In response to the person about the grandparents group. I think it is so nice of someone to start up a group like this. There are so many grandparents with grandchildren that live close and never see them, but that is their choice to never answer the phone and when they do they always make excuses. Because they chose to put other things and other people first. They are missing out on a lot of their grandchildrens' lives, by choice. But these grandparents have no choice because they are out of state. So I think this person that called in was very considerate. So, thank you."

"Does anyone out there have any information on Boonesborough Days? I realize that it is a long way away yet, but I am trying to find out a contact number, to see if it would be OK for someone to set up some kind of stand. So leave your name and number in the paper and let me know when the Boonesboroough Days are."

"Everyone should read Kathleen Parker's column in the Tuesday April 18 edition of The Morning Herald and The Daily Mail. This one would solve school violence, how very true. No truer words have ever been spoken."

"I have two questions for the Hagerstown Police Department. First, why don't they enforce the law where you must have your lights on when your windshield wipers on? Second, they painted the red line at the curb at Potomac Heights School to protect the kids while they are playing soccer. Every time there is a soccer game, the soccer moms and dads park on the red line and the police do not enforce the no- parking rule. I was wondering if the soccer league was exempt from that rule?"

"I want to wish my granddaughter, Ashley Grimm, a happy 13th birthday and Tim Gay, a happy 40th birthday from his mother Doris and Grandmother Willie."

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