Around Town – September 30

Orchids to …

• the nice couple who paid it forward for the delicious meal Saturday afternoon at Papa’s Grill, from the couple at the high-top table.

• the gentleman in Westport who helped me put air in my tires.

• Grandma Muck for all your help with the canning this year, from Charly and Jess.

• the Columbus North girls for a memorable and rewarding experience at the state tournament.

• Parkside Toe Token runners who ran 1,500 miles, and the Toe Token parent volunteers who took time out of their schedules to make Toe Tokens successful for another year, from the Toe Token lady.

• the disabled person at U.S. 31 and 17th Street that I almost hit; I’m sorry and I’m happy that God protected you.

• gas stations for lowering gas prices 13 cents.

• Pastor Charlie at East Columbus United Methodist Church for the awesome newsletter message that hit home, from Lisa.

• Columbus Collision for the awesome job they did on my Blazer, from Chris.

• Computer Hawks in the mall for the great service working with me and getting my computer in good working order again.

• Annette, Kay, Leah, Alycyn, Sarah, Crystal, Shilee, Damian, Ed, Shane, Kesha, Tom F., Tom H., Lavonda and Bonnie for all your hard work and enthusiasm at our Mill Race Marathon water station on Saturday because you DSI folks rock, from Bekah.

• The Republic for its editorial that points out the double standards of the current city administration.

• Dr. Charles Hatcher for being the best doctor, from an appreciative patient.

• Robert Welmer and family for an awesome fish fry at the Bartholomew County 4-H Fairgrounds, from John Tinkey.

• the nice lady who picked up my husband from Kroger and drove him to Flatrock Park North when our vehicle was down, because it was much appreciated.

Onions to …

• the judge who gave a light sentence to the violent abuser.

• the service station attendant who refused to put air in two tires on my car because he was too busy.

• the opinion writer claiming Kim Davis is obeying the law in Kentucky; you need to check Article 6, Clause 2 of the United States Constitution.

• The Republic for wasting my money on Sunday’s paper.

• church staff who wear nicer clothing to a wedding than they wear to church Sunday.

• mailman who places the mail in the wrong mailbox.

• strip mall that puts padlocks on its restrooms and accused me of breaking a decorative plate and charging me for it.

• one of the worst car dealerships I have ever been to in my life.

• marathon volunteers and vendors who felt the need to smoke and pollute the air during such a wonderful event.

• people who are apple-polishers and the department heads who believe them.

• The Republic for changing my Onion about an important and dangerous intersection, East 25th Street and County Road 500E, which had yet another three-car accident this past weekend and needs a flashing light.

• developers for not correcting traffic flow by improving the roads as the traffic is terrible and County Road 450S needs to be four lanes.

• everyone who fails to come to a complete stop at a four-way stop sign and for those who think just because I stop, they can go without stopping.

Happy Birthday to …

• Janet Hoffman-Perry.

• Amanda McIver, from Bob and Sheila.

• Mike Kraft, from your family and Donna.

• Marya Rose, from your co-workers.

• Michelle Harris, from your family and Donna.

• Loretta Wheeler, from your family and Donna.

• Marsha Hunt, from your family, co-workers and Donna.

• Bob Battin, from your family, Vince, Lisa and Donna.

• Rachel Wade, from your family and Donna.

• Judy Meyer, from Joseph Hart Chapter DAR.

• Sam Baden, from friends at the Moravian Church.

• Noah Currier, from friends at the Moravian Church.

• Jan Marlin, from friends at the Moravian Church.

• Amy Swinford, from friends at the Moravian Church.

• Barry Trotter, from friends at the Moravian Church.

• Paul Hubbard.

• Dani Carr.

• William L. Heilman.

• Renate Heuss, from Holly Brown.

• Betty Lane, from Jean Patrick.

• Brianna Wilson on No. 14, from Dad, Melody, Keith, Bailey and the entire family.

• Debbie Newell, from your husband Darren.

Belated Wishes to …

• Crystal Anderson, from S. Romine.

Happy Anniversary to …

• Joe and Kim Rader, from Pastor Lewis and The Who So Ever Will Community Church.

• Jack and Joan Allman on No. 54, from everyone in the family.

• Jack and Joan Allman, from the Weddle family.

Belated Wishes to …

• Andy and Karen Kilps, from friends at the Moravian Church.

• Dennis and Janet Lee, from friends at the Moravian Church.