Mail Call for 3/20/02

March 20, 2002

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 agree 110 percent with the person who said that the hospital belongs out with Robinwood Medical Center. Everything you could want, under one roof, it's a wonderful place. What a luxury it would be for the people in this county and surrounding counties to have a place like that, everything under one roof and the hospital right beside it and very adequate parking, what a dream come true. Maybe someone would come to their senses and put it where it belongs."


"Someone wanted to know what to do with the propane tank off their grill when it gets empty and you wanted to dispose of it. You don't dispose of it, you take it to your local grocery store. I know Food Lion has a propane section on the outside of the store. You take it to a place like that and trade it in for a new tank. You give them the old tank and they give you a new one filled up. If you disposed of the tank, what would you use for your grill when you went to use it again?"

"Demolishing the hospital sounds like a good idea to me. I personally could have took out a brick myself and rolled it down the bank each and every time I had to walk up those steps, walk up that hill and not have a parking space up there. If you park on the street, you get chalked or get a ticket, if you park in the parking deck, you have to worry about getting robbed and mugged. I can't wait until they tear the hospital down. To all the people concerned about it being a historical site, well, I have an idea. Why don't they sell the bricks from the hospital, a dollar apiece? Then you could have a piece of history and they could use those dollars to build the new hospital. Anyway, they can't get rid of that hospital and get a new one too quick for me."

"Remember last fall there was stuff in Mail Call about the great flag caper? Well I am the great flag caper and I am the one that picked the flag up. Just to let everyone know, I did what I think was the right thing. I gave the flag back, I sent it to the man the flag belonged to. He was thrilled to death. He asked me if he could meet me someplace afterwards to thank me. We met at a mutual place, he bought me coffee and thanked me. I am sorry that I kept the flag to begin with. I did my patriotic duty and gave it back to him. He is a happy person now and so am I. I guess this is the last chapter of the great flag caper."

"Can you believe that a registered nurse, so she says anyway, would make a statement like, 'marriage is the leading cause of divorce.'"

"Does anyone know how to make homemade peanut butter fudge? You know like the kind that grandma used to make. Put in Mail Call. I would appreciate it."

"I need to get in touch with someone about getting a fence put up here on Security Road, where the ice rink is. There are tons of trash blowing in our yards and we have to pick it up all the time. Would the city be in charge of something like that or not?"

"When the Pleasant Valley Elementary School principal changed the name of the mascot, I would like to know how one person decided to change the name of the mascot? Isn't it up to the School Board to decide that, not just one individual? Let me know why nobody has ever said anything about this before."

"I think it would be a good idea if the people who write the columns for Boonsboro, Sharpsburg and Hancock, could include the smaller areas that outline that principle town. For instance Boonsboro could include, Rohrersville and Pleasant Valley. Sharpsburg could put stuff in on Dargan and people in Hancock could include Little Orleans and so on. I think this would make the columns a little more interesting if you would include a larger area."

"About the woman who drowned her five children. She and her husband both knew she suffered severe postpartum depression after each child, he knew she was overwhelmed with child care, housework, etc., etc., etc. Didn't they ever hear of birth control? If he was of his right mind, you would think he would have heard of birth control. They are both to blame."

"I would like to thank the Candy Striper in the coffee shop on Thursdays at the Washington County Hospital for really brightening my day. I can always go in the coffee shop and see her smiling face. It's good to know that there are still some polite, friendly teenagers in this world."

"To the person who said they have two boxes of old records: I am interested, but I would like to know what kind of records they are. My number is 301-797-3616."

"I think it's important for all men to read Sunday's A9. There is an article about tomatoes reducing the chance of prostate cancer."

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