Mail Call for 12/10

December 11, 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 have a message for the editorial page writer. He doesn't understand the problem that the city and county are at odds about. I will get him straightened out. The city is trying to grab up all the property around the city and get the taxes and so forth but if they don't change their agreement to what the county wants, there will be a lot of people in the county who won't have the money to pay for it and then they will get evicted from their home."


"To the lady who wanted the impossible pumpkin pie. All of these ingredients are mixed in the blender. Four eggs, 3/4 cup of sugar, 1/2 cup Bisquick, two cups milk, one teaspoon of vanilla and one stick margarine. Then you can add pumpkin, coconut, or just leave it plain custard. Just mix in the blender and pour it into an unbaked pie shell and bake until golden brown, about 40 minutes. Make sure that you mix all the ingredients in the blender."

"We live on Kensington Drive and we were disappointed in how the road was plowed. The plows were busy doing other roads, but when they got to our road, they did a very poor job. It took them until midday to even get it done. Kensington Drive is a hill and needs to be salted and plowed better. We know you guys are out there doing the major roads but you have to remember some of the secondary roads."

"I would like to wish the staff at the Kmart Pharmacy a Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year. Pharmacist, J.J. and Shawn, Vera, Cindy and Tammy - they are all very nice people who go out of their way to help and are very courteous."

- Williamsport

"To the person who wants to give away the pine cones, call 301-739-0061. I make little trees out of them and pass them out to the guys at the VA Center."

"I read in the paper where someone was asking if anyone has any mason jars. I have some. My number is 301-678-6864."

"I have a number of half-gallon blue jars if the person who wanted them would give me a call at 301-739-2072."

"We need to fill the School Board position with someone who has a level head and who has had experience. Ken Grove was a wonderful Board of Education member years ago and he would be a great asset to our county. He will not rubber-stamp things plus he won't get in the way of progress."

"On the ongoing saga about the Value City. The store may be a furniture store, but I have found some wonderful small decorating things and gifts that were very reasonably priced. They have them by the counter in the back. There is a lot of good shopping here."

"I really appreciate Denise Troxell's article in Friday's paper. I do wish she would have put an address where we could directly reach the park service or whoever is responsible for the tower. Not all of us have computers. It was a wonderful article, Denise. Thank you for much needed updates."

"I want to know why the streets in Frederick Manor are never plowed? The snow is always left on there. Who do I call to find out about this? Call 301-797-8877. This is a very dangerous area in here."

"In Sunday's paper, Dec. 1, the Cookie Recipe Contest was featured. The chocolate peanut butter vanilla cookie ingredients called for sweetened cocoa. Where do I find this product?"

"Have half-gallon blue mason jars, if interested, call 301-739-0320."

"People and businesses out there, please give to the Community Free Clinic. They need your help. They do a good service for the people who can't afford their medicine."

"Does anyone know how to get ink off of a baby doll's face? It is the rubbery material. I have tried nail polish remover, Comet and other solutions that just don't work."

- Hagerstown

"It's that time of year when we think about Christmas Angels and I would like to tell you about two. Their names are Eldon and Shirley Eichelberger. They live on the Sharpsburg Pike, Md. 65, one mile north of Sharpsburg. They put up the most beautiful Christmas display you have ever seen. They also have Santa and his helpers walking around the yard. They are there on Friday and Saturday nights until Christmas from about 6:30 p.m. and on. If you want to treat your children to something nice, go see this display."

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