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Speak Your Piece

Tell us what’s on your mind. No need to give your name.

Call 633-7508 from 9 am Tuesday to 9 am Friday.

In addition to the telephone and the U.S. Mail, The Mountain Eagle accepts comments to Speak Your Piece by electronic mail. Our address is: mtneagle@bellsouth.net

I had a wonderful experience on Saturday, June 16, at the opening night of the outdoor drama, which I would love to share with your readers. For only $35 I was treated to a wonderful off-Broadway drama, dancing and a superb fivecourse meal of delectable mountain cuisine. The first part of the meal consisted of soup of the day, pinto soup beans cooked with a chunk of hog’s belly. For an appetizer the raw oysters on a half shell were not shipped in time so the chef substituted raw hog chitlin’s on a half of a saltine cracker. Yummy! The taste and smell is delightfully similar. For a salad I was served wilted, chopped poke salad smothered with sliced dry land fish mushrooms and slathered with pure white vinegar and grease rendered from the hog’s belly fat. The main course was various hog parts including the ears, tail, snout and other selected gristly body parts that one might find in souse meat cooked with herbs and spices. The vegetables included baked cushaw topped with cinnamon, butter and sugar. Actually, that was better than the selected hog parts. Cracklin’ bread was made from culls from the chitlin’s rendered crisp and baked into the cornbread. For dessert I was served another chunk of cracklin’ bread and black jack sorgums that looked like used motor oil. Another yum yum. Throughout the evening I was treated like royalty with front row seating and free refills of lukewarm, orange Kool-Aid served in a paper Dixie Cup with no ice. At intermission Don Amburgey and Terry Braddock brought down the house with their hilarious, comedic revelation of their five-year plan to replace the Jenkins School Cavalier mural which they vandalized a year ago. Oh, I almost forgot; the best part of the meal was the hillbilly fortune cookie. That is a book of food stamps baked into a pone of cracklin’ bread.

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I have called Mountain Comprehensive Health Corporation several times over the last few weeks to try to speak to a nurse. They put me through to one nurse and she connects me to a phone that rings constantly and no one ever answers. I just called to be transferred to the dental department and that line is busy. Can you call back? I don’t know if they need more people or lines. I have no idea, but I can never, ever get through to anyone I need at Mountain Comp.

(Have you tried asking the receptionist to connect you with the dental department instead of going through a nurse to do it?)

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I was at Letcher Manor Nursing Home the other night with my mother when they brought in a snack for the night. I am not kidding you, they brought her two Ritz crackers with peanut butter on them. That was the snack for the night. She has been in there for probably a year and a half and she has already lost 40 or 50 pounds. I don’t know what they are doing in there, but they are definitely not feeding them very much.

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Hey, Scott. I just wanted to let you know that I miss seeing you at the wellness center. I like Rick. He is a nice guy. But, you are the best. Have a good day.

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To a certain person: Watch out. Your day is coming. You are going to have a day just like I have had. Keep your eye out.

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Would someone please tell me how you put the past behind you? I have so many bad memories I can’t live like this much longer. Someone please help me.

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I hear that police are checking to see who the stalker is who claims he has an angel. He has been stalking this person for more than a year.

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Parents on Low Gap Branch, if you don’t slow your kids down on these four-wheelers, they are going to get hurt real bad or maybe killed. They are doing wheelies and they are running them wide open. Please slow them down before they get hurt.

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To a certain woman: I know you and I saw on Facebook you are in a relationship with this guy that drives a yellow truck. Well hope you know I talked to him on an online dating service. Thought I would let you know. Don’t worry about me talking to him again.

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This is to the one who stole my purse out of my car in my driveway last week: I’m not worried about the money or anything else. I just want the paperwork that was inside the purse. I don’t care if you throw it back in my yard. Just let me know where it is. No questions asked. Thank you.

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Edison Banks, this must be election year. You are putting people’s pictures in the paper for charges they are not charged with. Shame on you.

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There has got to be a reason why police don’t want to chase drug dealers on Colson. Sooner or later you will get caught. You can bet on that.

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Do you know who your husband has been creeping with?

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I make frequent visits to the Whitesburg ARH hospital and every time there are patients sitting on the sidewalk smoking at the entrance. Smoke travels through the air. Why put up signs saying smoke free campus if it is not being enforced?

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If you think the drugs are bad on Loves Branch, you should come to a certain creek at Colson. They have delivery service any time, day or night. Never fear the law is nowhere near.

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To my next-door neighbors: You’ve already been trapped in one lie. Do you want to go for number two? Let me give you some legal advice. Perjury carries a penalty of one year in jail. By the way, how much did you pay your little worker to swear lies? I will cross you like a bat out of hell. Now, as for the legal advice you better get back, Jack. This is the M.P. Thank you for calling.

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This is to my mother: I told you when all three molestations took place. I was molested by three different family members. I told you every time. You did nothing. Wow, what a mom. And yes, my daddy did crawl in the bed with me in 1978 on my prom night and I will prove it.

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To a certain person: I know you have been sick and not feeling well. I just miss talking to you and seeing you. I hope you start feeling better real soon. I miss you, baby. I love you.

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To a certain person: Do not ever tell me you love me again, because I know you don’t. Don’t tell me you love me.

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A good old juicy hamburger or cheeseburger tastes real good with a big old juicy dill pickle on it. I wish Wendy’s would get rid of those big white cucumbers they are putting on the burgers. It would taste a lot better with a dill pickle on it.

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What happened to all the pretty flowers in front of city hall? It looks like hogs have been rooting. I sure hope they city isn’t paying for someone to take care of it. Let’s hope it looks better with July 4 coming up.

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To the woman who writes every week wishing he would just call and she misses the good times that they shared and misses talking to him on his way home from work: She knows he has a wife. I consider you as a girl who only wants a money machine and a good time partying. If he had interest in you, honey, he would be coming home to you every day instead of me. You are just young so grow up, tramp. I know who you are. So who writes in Speak Your Piece every week about the same thing?

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I have a couple of tricks up my sleeve which neither Perry Mason nor Matlock ever pulled off in a court of law. You will be overwhelmed. Your sidekick will think he got a new dolly for Christmas.

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To the person who called in and re-answered the person who spoke to me about the Lord and the devil winking at each other: I want you to know I appreciate you so much that you took the time to call back. More than likely, you have probably been through something like this yourself, but I hope not. I appreciate you for taking the time to say something kind and for having a measure of understanding about what I have been through.

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I am a citizen who is very concerned about our social services department. If a woman gets checked several times a week, how do the children end up so neglected and the home so nasty? Please check on these children and do your job before they end up dead. Social workers, this is your responsibility.

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Be aware of that sex abuser from Neon. He is back on the street again. He wears glasses. He has fur on his face. He did a serious crime with children back in 1994. He has been on probation for a few years, but he is back on the street again. Please be aware.

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To a certain person: You are the rose of my heart and the love of my life. You are my angel and I love you.

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Just a reminder that it is summer now and people who take their pets in their cars for trips or to the store, leaving your window cracked is not enough. In five minutes a car’s interior temperature can reach 120 degrees. Your pet cools down by panting and if all he has is hot air to pant with then he will overheat and die within five or six minutes in an overheated car. Leave your pets home if you love them.

. if you are going to a certain restaurant in Neon you better make sure you have plenty of time to kill. I have been in my truck for 21 minutes waiting on a cheeseburger and a hot dog. Geez, Louise.



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