Heavy burdens

Trayvon's parents have conducted themselves with great dignity and must be commended. Their pain must be immeasurable. By all accounts, the boy was doing nothing. I would have hated to be a juror. Probably Zimmerman had no intent to harm, it just got out of hand. Both families deserve some prayers. They both have heavy burdens.

Simple solution

With this hot weather, I am feeling very sorry for the trash haulers and garbage men. A simple solution to get rid of bugs and flies is to sprinkle moth balls or moth crystals in your garbage cans.

Not needed

I saw a black man on one of the news stations that they need to get out and demonstrate for the Trayvon Martin case. That is just what we need. More demonstrations, more violence and more people killed. It won't gain anything. Justice was served. Zimmerman was found innocent by self-defense. Let it go.

Use their brains

Bruno Varano is so worried about building a new city hall, but yet they can't even pay their police insurance. I think our Kulpmont councilmen better start using their brains.

Down the tubes

Dear Mount Carmel Municipal Authority: I went to your office at 10 a.m. to pay my sewer bill. The office was locked up and closed. So I went back home and flushed the check down the commode. You can pick it up down at the sewage treatment plant, if you like.


This call is to the person who keeps calling in about the Benghazi incident. Evidently Mr. Frog cannot tell you why it hasn't been looked into, so why don't you just call the White House yourself?

Cut their losses

I am calling about the Mount Carmel swimming pool. You had people begging and crying, "please keep the pool open," but nobody is going. Less than 25 people a day? How does that cover expenses? The borough should cut their losses now and not wait until next year to close. Shut it down. If they don't want it, they don't need it.


The salary for the Mount Carmel Area athletic director is $56,000. I wonder how many teachers make more than that? No doubt where the priorities are at MCA.

Making up for it

For "Texas toast": they have no state income tax, but you better look up all the other taxes they have to make up for it. On owning your own gun, Texas came in at No. 2 in 2011 as murders committed by firearms - 699. California came in at No. 1.

Familiar aroma

The City of Shamokin just cut the grass on Market Street. With all the dog poop there, that's the only thing I can smell after they cut it. People need to start picking up after their dogs. Thank you. You are being watched.

Pool poopers

I just read the article in the paper that the Mount Carmel pool might close next year. I think that is a little ridiculous. First of all, they covered up the baby pool, so what the heck do they expect the mothers to do with their little children? That place used to be fantastic. I had a pass for almost 30 years. Then, you can't take food in and you can take soda in, but yet the concession stand isn't opened.

Still standing

The paper keeps talking about properties not being torn down in Shamokin. How about the houses that burned on Second Street in Mount Carmel that are still standing?

Great photo

This is the Coney Island Lunch calling. I just want to call and tell you that was an amazing photo that your photographer took. He should get an award for that. We would like to thank you very much. Have a great day. Frog's take: Larry sure has a good eye.