Mail Call

November 12, 2008

"I would like to challenge everyone to commit a spontaneous act of kindness. If you're the recipient of this act of kindness, pass it on to someone else. The holidays are a very stressful time; let's try to make it a little better for each other. To have some real fun, pay for the person behind you at the drive-through, then watch the look on their face." - Hagerstown

"Did you ever have a problem remembering which side of your auto the gas tank is on? Look at the dashboard, and you will see a gas symbol. If the hose is on the left, the tank is on the left, and if on the right, the tank is on the right."

"Just want to let you know that the Mummers Parade was wonderful this year, and the University of Maryland band was absolutely fantastic. A great night."

"I am so proud to be an American. We have elected a president with intelligence, integrity and class. God bless America." - Williamsport


"Thank you, Wilson Ruritan Club, for honoring my military service with a free pancake breakfast last Saturday." - Halfway

"I'm calling from Beaver Creek Christian Church. I'm wondering, while you're planning, you folks planning your Thanksgiving menus, think about Holly Place, and let's make sure those 15 residents have a nice meal. Let's be sure to include them in our thoughts, and in our shopping trips."

"I'm calling in about the North/South game on Friday night. I attended that game, and I thought that was the best-played high school football game that I've seen in about 10 years or more. Both teams played extremely well. The officiating was the best I've seen in 30 years or more. Everything was perfect. The night was perfect, the weather was perfect. You couldn't ask for a better night for football. Two great teams playing together, not many mistakes being made, the coaches doing a good job getting the kids in and out. The coaching was really good. It was really a great football game."

"To the person complaining about the door-to-door bus stops: With all the child snatching going on, I think we need to keep our children safe. I'll bet they don't have a child in school. I'm glad my taxes are going to a worthwhile cause." - Hagerstown

"In Saturday's Herald-Mail, there was a story about Sen. Robert Byrd. You missed something on him. Did you know he was a great fiddle player in his time? He used to play his fiddle down at the Grand Ole Opry, with Roy Acuff. He was really good. I thought I'd let you know." - Smithsburg

"I'm happy. I'm not complaining. I'm happy Obama got in." - Smithsburg

"I'm just calling in to say thank you to the group of people who were so kind and helped me when I fell last week, over by the Tuesday Morning store. The gentleman and his wife offered to bring me home, but I was able to make it. Everything's fine, and I just wanted to thank you again. For people to stop in the middle of their day and help somebody else is very kind and unusual."

"I just want to say what a wonderful weekend we had for our 30th class reunion. The Rebels of 1978 enjoyed the North/South game, and oh boy, what a game. Next, Beaver Creek Country Club was just great, with much fun and many good memories. Thank you, reunion committee, you deserve a 'job well done.'" - Hagerstown

"Bush was attacked for eight years while he was going after the cowards who attacked us, and the liberals blamed him for everything from hurricanes to the rising gas prices. Notice he isn't getting credit for them coming down. If you liberals think for a second that the conservatives will forget about that during the next four years, you're sadly mistaken. You elected a man you refuse to know anything about his past because the liberal media has protected him. It's his turn to get blamed for everything bad that happens. He will get the same treatment Bush got. Count on it. Put Obama under the same microscope you put Palin, I dare you."

"The West Virginia GOP lost badly because RINOs (Republicans In Name Only) like Berkeley County's three commissioners put a very bad taste in voters' mouths." - Martinsburg, W.Va.

"I'm not really concerned about the price differences in gas between states. I understand that each state has different taxes. I am concerned that just 20 miles down the road in Frederick, gas is significantly cheaper. At one point, gas was still $2.61 in Hagerstown, and it was only $2.31 in Frederick. I would like to know why gas is still so high in Hagerstown." - Hagerstown

"Remember our beloved Ronald Reagan, the master of feel-good speeches? Following in the wake of the Vietnam War, the Nixon disaster and a failed Carter presidency, Reagan gave everyone the warm fuzzy feeling they needed. And despite his mediocre performance, many are still basking in that warm fuzzy feeling and believing that Reagan was the greatest president of our time. Following the Bush years, Obama should at least be able to match the Reagan show. Let's hope his accomplishments are greater." - Hagerstown

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