Around Town – December 22

Orchids to …

• the staff at Lowe’s for meeting us at the door at closing time with the roll of wallpaper we needed to complete a late-night project.

• King’s TV Repair for repairing our son’s television and for the excellent customer service.

• officers Strawberry, Lollipop and Mac-n-cheese of Hope Police Department for all your help Saturday making an already special day more special, from Drew and Lindsay Hedrick.

• Mike and Joan Powell for your kindness and generosity which mean more than you can imagine and for once I’m overwhelmed and speechless, from a grateful family.

• Nicole and Jaylee of Chuck E. Cheese for making Ashlynn’s birthday party such a huge success on Saturday and for everyone who attended, from Doug Southern.

• everyone involved in the Christmas Cantata at Garden City Church of Christ on Sunday.

• Bartholomew County porcelain artists for the stockings which they delivered to all Four Season residents, from Mary Fenske.

• Dave and Tracy for the beautiful poinsettia and the money, from Mom.

• Dan Mustard and Tom Lego for the great mingle and jingle gathering at Mill Race Center.

• First United Methodist Church for the beautiful music on Sunday.

• the State Street Association for picking our house as third-place winners for the Christmas Lights, Mariah for the Ham and QMIX, from Ed and Betty Bates.

• the kind lady at the Dollar General store on 25th Street who paid $20 toward my purchase.

• the Moravian youth and leaders for caroling at my house on Sunday as I enjoyed it, from Barbara.

• Brooke Rush on your graduation and scholarship, from Grandpa and Grandma R.

• Mark and Amanda Perry for keeping their gym clean and updated.

• those from Christmas Jars who left the gift at my door Sunday evening, from Lucille Boyd.

• Kevin Butler, the choir and hand bells at First United Methodist Church, from church members.

• Robin Gratz for the wonderful organ music at First United Methodist Church, from church members.

• local funeral homes for the free calendars.

Onions to …

• the audience members at the Hope Elementary Christmas program who talked all the way through the program from pre-kindergarten to sixth grade, making it impossible to hear the children.

• whoever is responsible for the upkeep of the small cemetery on County Road 450N between State Road 9 and Marr Road as there is brush and small trees growing among the tombstones and there is no longer a fence around it to keep it separated from the farm ground.

• the fast food chain that didn’t learn its lesson when sued.

• those who misquote Ben Franklin.

• the self-made prophet who God says we should not listen to.

• The Republic for not delivering the Saturday paper even when they said they would with the Sunday paper.

• the local bank that will not give change for a $100 bill unless you have an account with them.

• the person who seems to believe he is the only one who needs and understands the Scriptures.

• the person who is misdirected by Scriptures in what he had to say recently.

• people who cannot shop in stores without being destructive by opening merchandise and throwing random merchandise everywhere, especially perishable food that has to be thrown away.

Happy Birthday to …

• Phil Hanner, from your family and Donna.

• Matthew Williams “Bub”, from Dad, Angie, Kilyn, Codi, Grayson, Granny, Brian, Tara and family, Mom and Rick.

• Dakota Blair, from Pastor Lewis and The Who So Ever Will Community Church.

• Jon Knox, from Pastor Lewis and The Who So Ever Will Community Church.

• Sue Miller, from Jay, Doc and Susan.

• Pamela Fischer, from your mother.

• Rev. Kenneth Lee, from the Sixth Street General Baptist Church congregation.

• Alvin Hazelwood, from Mom and L.B.

Belated Wishes to …

• Nelda Hislup.