Mail Call for 3/28

March 31, 2003

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 calling about the article that was written about Mrs. Myers, the lady who is against the play at Williamsport High School. I want to ask a question. If she really feels that the play is morally wrong and nobody should see it, then how come none of the children's parents, or the kids have changed their minds about being in the play? Obviously she hasn't even seen the play, I think if she went and saw the play she would change her mind."


"My name is Lilly and I would like to thank Jan and Ernest, my guardian angels, for the help they gave to me in my time of need. God bless you both."

"I am calling from Williamsport and I would like to let Mrs. Myers know that it really offends me when someone uses God to prove a point. If you can't stand on your values and morals, just based on how you feel, then it's not even worth talking about. I love and believe in God, too, and God has told me that it all right for my child to do this play."

"My name is Anna Lee from Sharpsburg, I think instead of the men and women demonstrating, they should be on their knees, praying for our country and for the servicemen and women. I know by experience. I had five brothers, four of them in World War I and one was killed. I had four sons, two in the Vietnam War at the same time, one got wounded, but they both got back safely. I think it's time that we serve our country, instead of out on the streets demonstrating."

"Is there anyone who has ever had success in reporting child abuse?"

"Thank you, Jeff Long of Williamsport. You are sure out to help our town and do as we ask. Thanks to you and the town guys who are all doing a great job. They will do whatever you ask them to do. Judy and Amy, so very nice you both are. You always help whenever people ask you. Both of you do a great job. Thanks again, Jeff. The light sure does help."

- Williamsport

"Just a hi to Donnie Martin of Williamsport. Glad you are doing good. Yes, you are a nice guy, just remember spring is here. Hope you have a great day. Hang in there and it will soon be time to ride that bicycle."

"To the customer who found my wallet at the Food Lion on Sharpsburg Pike, thank you very much and may God bless you."

"I would like to say that I live in a development in Boonsboro where there is a lot of active and retired cops and firemen. I am truly embarrassed and ashamed that there are no American flags flying in this area. There are troops giving up their lives and nobody is supporting them. This is shameful."

"I was in an accident Saturday morning at Halfway Boulevard and Massey Boulevard. I would like to say thanks to the EMT from Pennsylvania who showed up to help me. I really appreciate it."

"I support our troops, but I don't support our president. How dare someone say that I should be blown up!"

"To the person complaining about special report interruptions. There are people over there dying, just so you can watch that TV. So knock it off."

"Last Wednesday in the Food section, Brian Sease talked about his family recipes and his wife mentioned that she liked his mom's favorite cracker crumb chicken recipe. I was wondering if it would be possible to get that put in the paper, so we can all see it and decide if it would be our favorite?"

"I picked up the evening Daily Mail on Wednesday and another one at the beginning of the week and I noticed several pages in the newspaper were much thicker and a heavier paper. I think this is a super great idea, instead of having the paper flopping all over the place, you can actually hold it in place. Keep up the good work. Thank you."

"I think it's very nice that Martin's Food Store but a nice big page in the paper supporting our soldiers with an American Flag. I think all the stores should do that."

"Why is the newspaper putting the heavier pages in the paper? I like the old pages. What is the big idea?"

"What did the Dixie Chicks say and what is all the controversy about?"

"I would like to see everyone tie a yellow ribbon around anything they can and wear a yellow ribbons in support of getting our troops home safely."

"I lost a necklace, it's a gold chain with medallion with a copy of the painting of Madonna and child. It was lost outside either Hair Innovations on Pennsylvania Avenue, Pizza Hut on Pennsylvania Avenue, McDonald's on Maugans Avenue or at Martin's at Fountainhead Plaza. The necklace is of great personal importance to the owner. Please call 301-739-0909 and please leave a message if nobody answers. There is a reward."

"Did you hear they are opening a new convenience store in Washington County? They are going to call it 'Blankets' because there are already too many 'Sheetz.' This is a joke from the late Rev. Timmons. He had dozens of little jokes like this one. Most of them were made up by him. He would stop by at Clear Spring almost every Tuesday and Saturday and always had a kind word and one of his jokes. He was a very sweet man. I will miss him very much. Rest in peace, Rev. Timmons. If anyone can recall more of his jokes, please call them into Mail Call. I wish I would have written them down when he told them to me."

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