Around Town – January 6

Orchids to …

• Natalie Berkenstock, Josh Bean and Sandy Mobley for loaning Mamaw Lisa and Papaw Tony items that made my first trip to Indiana a fun-filled vacation, from Aria Garrison.

• our neighbor across the cove for putting star Christmas lights on your antenna, which are very beautiful.

• Mr. Robertson for your exceptionally interesting letter in Saturday’s Republic.

• State Rep. Milo Smith for his awesome help in solving a problem at First Christian Church, from John Tinkey.

• Wes at Applebee’s for your speedy resolution for correcting our bill when I was overcharged, from a happy patron.

• Eric and Linda Scheidt for caring, from the Williams family.

• the lady who paid for my sisters and my order at Burger King in Taylorsville.

• Bob Schafstall and Colleen of Burt’s Pest Control for their awesome help in solving a pest control problem, from John Tinkey.

• the pharmacist at Walmart who took the time to help me find what I was looking for.

• Sadie’s Family Dining for your great kindness on Sunday to the family of the little girl with special needs, as your great food and customer service certainly make it family dining, from Peggy and Jim Mitchell.

• Kenny’s Locksmith for coming to my rescue and for the courteous and fast service, from a happy customer.

• Nanny Abner at a community assistance program because she makes me feel like a real person.

• Columbus Transit drivers for awesome service they provide for our community, from John Tinkey.

• the two men in the Mill Race parking lot who helped me out after I fell, and the two people inside who helped me as well, from Pat.

Onions to …

• cab drivers who think they are above the law as one drove with my infant grandson in the vehicle going over 70 mph down U.S. 50 and smoking in the car.

• The Republic for the way it tags groups of photos into one big paragraph, making it difficult to find which information goes with which photo.

• stores that get mad when I arrive one minute before closing time.

• those who choose liberty over security.

• the lady at the restaurant who threatened to use a Taser on me, as I am a handicapped person.

• the factory who hired people who do not have sufficient experience to do security there.

• people who don’t pay their bills yet expect superior customer service.

• women in church who shame other congregation members.

• the person who delivers my paper and throws it into the bushes.

• those for starting the new year with a gun show.

• movies that do not teach children how to have a good, quality life.

• people who complain about other people’s yards, blinds and homes as they need to look in the mirror first.

• to President Obama for his executive orders about guns.

• The Republic for not printing my Onions.

Happy Birthday to …

• Terry Johnson, from your family and Donna.

• James Risley, from Pastor Lewis and The Who So Ever Will Community Church.

• Gary Jessee.

• Brenda Brown, from Jeff, Jennifer, Jackson and Josie.

• Carlos Martinez, from friends at the Moravian Church.

• Sarah McFarland, from friends at the Moravian Church.

• Michael Prather, from friends at the Moravian Church.

• Brenda Brown, from Marvin, your family and Trinity Baptist Church.

• Vance Hege, from Mom.

• Anita Turner, from Elsie.

• Rob Caldwell.

• Brenda Brown, from Jason, Sherri, Effie, Peyton and family.

• Randy Pool, from your wife Tammie.

• Kathy Moron, from John, Linda, Mike and Jay.

• Dorsie Jordan, from Brown Corner Chapel Church.

Belated Wishes to …

• Jim Cook, from Elsie.