Mail Call for 7/15

July 15, 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:

"On Saturday, July 6, I was at the Washington County Hospital's Emergency Room. I lost my pocket book or someone stole it. If anyone finds it, call 240-420-0679. I will offer a reward for it."

"I am a guard up at the Fairgrounds. I found a set of keys, you can call me at 301-733-0059."

"What's wrong with this picture? Our tobacco farmers are paid to grow tobacco, now cigarettes from China, India, etc. are being sold right here in Hagerstown. Check the cigarette packs. What happened to all that talk about smoking? Bad for health."


"I agree with the person who said that half the people that work in supermarkets don't know how to bag groceries. They went on to say about their eggs being on top of their bread and vice versa. Well, how would you like to have six dozen rolls put in a paper bag, one right on top of the other and the rolls are very fresh. What do you think those half dozen underneath look like? One day, I had hot chicken put in with a half gallon of ice cream. How stupid can anyone be? These stores should take these people and give them a course on how to bag groceries. Because when you pay money for groceries you don't want to take them home and have a mess in your bags."

- Sharpsburg

"I just want to say thank you to all the wonderful people who stopped by on Interstate 70 at 8:20 a.m. at the very end of June to help me. I was going 70 east and I was right past the Smithsburg exit. So many wonderful people stopped to help me. The fire trucks and a lot of other people. I would like to especially thank Mac, he is a real hero, he took care of me and he was a true Godsend. My whole family wants to thank him. I hope you get this message because I know you read The Herald-Mail."

"Does anyone have a recipe for the zucchini imitation crab cakes? If you do, please put it in Mail Call. Thanks."

"I am responding to someone who said they lost a set of keys. That night, about 10 minutes after the fireworks were over, they made an announcement that they were turning the keys into the concession stand. They should still be there."

"In response to a person who said that they never know when their mail man is coming. The mail-man doesn't know where he is going to be on his route because if another carrier is off he/she has to do that route first then continue on their route. If you have any questions on that, call the post office."

"To the person who said that I was going to call on God on my death bed. I sure wouldn't call on Him and make it public. You do that privately with family and friends."

"The boxwoods are probably dying because of drought. They are extremely shallow-rooted plants. I suggest you water them and water them often. If they have a disease, I suggest you take it to the extension service and maybe if you are lucky, they will be able to help you."

"OK, folks, the weekend is near, pack a picnic lunch after church and go to Pen Mar and enjoy the dancing and music by some of our local bands. After you are finished dancing, come back down to City Park, finish your picnic and enjoy a wonderful band concert by our local band and orchestra. That would be a wonderful way to spend Sundays, church, band and orchestra music and picnics. Enjoy your family and enjoy your summer, it doesn't last long enough. This is a wonderful thing that is going on in Washington County. Come out and participate and enjoy, you won't regret it."

"I was watching TV and I noticed that the mayor of Frederick is on there quite often and she really does let the people know near and about what is going on. Well, what happened to our mayor of Hagerstown? We hardly ever hear or see him. It's nice that the mayor of Frederick is on there, but we need to know what is going on in Hagerstown."

"I would like to offer congratulations to Officer Stoner on his retirement. What a nice story to a dedicated officer. Best wishes to him and yes, Officer Stoner, you will be missed."

"To the person who wants to know how to get their deed for their funeral lots. Go back to the place you bought your lots and they will give you a new deed. They keep records on all lots that they have sold. Go back to the place you bought them."

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