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lettera 1/10

January 10, 2001

Letters to the Editor 1/10



Thanks for the lights



To the editor:

This is in response to the ministers in Shamokin Dam, Pa., and those here in our town. I have heard remarks about the lights that are put on graves in this town.

I for one am all for it. I have a husband, mother and son-in-law at Rest Haven and I want to thank the dear, dear people who put the lights out there. God bless you all.

Kay Schindel

Hagerstown




I miss Michael



To the editor:

It has been almost two years since my friend Michael Crobill died at age 10. I think about him a lot and as we approach the anniversary of his death, there is another date that I always want to remember.

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It is the last day that I had the chance to spend with Michael. He greeted me with a smile that day and spent the day finding numerous ways to make me laugh. But this was a typical day with Michael.

He was a great friend and a great person. The anniversary of this day is more important to me because it was the last day that I would have the chance to be a good friend to Michael as he was to me.

It was the last day that I would have the chance to say kind words or share a smile. It was our last day together and I remember it as being a very happy one. But in my heart I will always wonder if there was more I could have done or more I could have said.

Still, I know that Michael would have forgiven me for any shortcomings that I might have had on that day. That was just the type of person he was. What I learned the most from Michael was to not take each day for granted. To make sure that my family and friends know just how special they are, because if this was the last day that I had to spend with them, I wouldn't want to have any regrets. Would you? So in honor of my friend Michael Crobill, tell someone today how special they are. And give away a smile - just like Michael always did.

We miss you Michael, but you'll be forever in our hearts!

Ashley Tyler

Hagerstown




Searching for Poffenbergers



To the editor:

I am searching for information on the Puffenbergers, of your area. (Poffenberger, Pfoffenbarger).

I am a decedent of Valentine, born in Washington County, 1759 and his son John, born in Washington County 1788.

John settled in Ross County, Ohio and married Susanna Catherine Will. They became the parents of eight or nine children. One of their daughters, Lucinda Catherine, became my great, great, grandmother, and another daughter, Mary Elizabeth, became my great-great-great-grandmother!

I would like copies of any Bible records, birth and death records, or pictures. Of course, I would pay for any copies. Does anyone know the reason the original Pfoffenbargers came to America, in 1733? I would like to hear from any "cousins."

Eloise R. Hesnard

808 Crystal Wells Court 5

Fairhope, AL 36532




Tots program works



To the editor:

This is to thank The Herald-Mail newspapers for their help over the years with our Toys For Tots program. You have helped us pass the word to those less fortunate whom we have tried to contact with our message. We hope you will continue to help us get the word out each year.

Again, thank you. We wish each of you a happy, safe and prosperous New Year.

Robert Glausier

Bull Dog Detachment

Marine Corps League

Hagerstown




Disagreeable noise



To the editor:

I realize that all radio stations cannot provide the type of music or whatever the sound is in someway perceived as "easy listening" or for whatever the sound is interpreted to be.

It appears that maybe the majority of the local radio stations are in a movement to playing a sound that could be more compatible to those who wish for "candy to the ears" type of music. Future generations could have a choice of something they would rather listen to. The country music of today may not be considered as the country sound of past generations but it could be the general trend toward winding down the sounds that are ear damaging clamor, indistinct, disagreeable, meaningless and of course, over-amplified.

Arthur P. Keifer

Boonsboro

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