Mail Call for 8/8

August 08, 2000

Mail Call for 8/8

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 trying to find out if there is a class reunion for South Hagerstown High School of 1970 or if it has been in the paper. Please call 301-371-5357."

"I would like to congratulate Lindsay who won the Principal's Citizenship Award, the Presidential Award and the Student of the Year Award. From her grandmother and grandfather."


"I was wondering, has anyone looked at the corn crop this year? I was riding down the road and you always see the corn that lays over like, but this year, it is standing straight up as if it were praising God!"

"I would like to thank my good neighbor Junior for mowing my grass this summer. He has mowed so beautiful and it looks so pretty. Thank you and God bless you, I know he will."

"I am a Republican and I am an ashamed Republican. It was beyond all reason that my Republican party had a floor mat with a picture of the president and the first lady on it and encouraged Republicans to walk on it and wipe their feet. This is beyond all decency, there is no cause for such actions by our party. I stand ashamed of our party."

"I am calling about the double house in the first block of McDowell Avenue. It is the double yellow house and it is the second house. The beautiful flowers that are around there are very beautiful, they are both different colors and they go around the house like they are hugging the house in beauty. I would like to know the name of those flowers and where I could get them. Call into Mail Call and let me know the name of them."

"I think that Sandy Grady writes the most sarcastic and meanest column. He must be mad at the world. In my opinion, he is not a very good writer for your newspaper."

"I was wondering if someone could tell me how to do the hyacinth bean seeds. Do you let them dry while the pods are still on the plant or do you take the pods off the plant and let them dry?"

"My turtle is lost or someone has taken him out of my yard. If anyone finds him or has any information, please call me at 301-791-4552. I live on Madison Avenue. I am willing to give a small reward, if someone would just give him back. He is black and he is about the size of an adult's hand. He is a box turtle."

"I would like to thank the press for highlighting the problems that we are having outside of the HotSpot area. I have witnessed the large groups of people on East Washington Street and East Franklin Street increase this summer. I have always defended the downtown area because this is my home. As long as I live here, I will not tolerate the way some people think they can move in on our property and litter and work tax free."

"Does anyone know what you put on your hummingbird feeders to keep the bees away? The bees chase the hummingbirds away. What in the world do you put on them to keep the bees away? I don't have the bee keeper's on my hummingbird feeders, I just have the plain ones."

"I would like to thank Trooper Kim Barnes of the Maryland State Police who assisted me in changing my flat tire on Interstate 70 Friday afternoon."

"I am sure that everyone would like to know when they are going to finish the bridge on Dual Highway. The uneven pavement is very hard on your car, it will knock it out of line very quick. Please do something as soon as you can. It is in terrible shape. You know and everyone else knows it, too."

"Happy birthday to my best friend, Cindy T. Love, O'Malley."

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