Around Town – June 16

Orchids to …

• Valinda at Block Advisors for helping a single mom with her taxes — free of charge — when you didn’t have to.

• Tom Lane for an accurate, excellent article.

• Tom Lane for the great “Missing the Point” commentary in Wednesday’s edition.

• Loren at Marsh for finding and returning my misplaced money.

• Chik-fil-A for not having Sunday hours.

• Tom Lane for his excellent column in Wednesday’s paper.

• John Quick for being a book buddy with us at Clifty School and giving us flowers for Mother’s Day.

• Tom Lane for your excellent column in Wednesday’s paper which clearly outlined people’s being versus choice.

Onions to …

• those who believe Hillary Clinton is going to do anything for this country.

• any civilian who is so insecure that they need an assault weapon.

• the church that cut down perfectly good trees.

• anyone who thinks our president is doing his job when he does not respond severely to terrorist attacks.

• family members who wait until you go on vacation and then call or text to complain about work.

• the nonprofit organization that asked my wife to cut her vacation short to work a 12- to 14-hour shift.

• people consumed with diversity and tolerance when they really should be worried about where they are going to spend eternity.

Happy Birthday to …

• Billy Bryant, from Pastor Lewis and the Who So Ever Will Community Church.

• Kara Denton, from Pastor Lewis and the Who So Ever Will Community Church.

• Morgan Siener, from Jeri, Sharon, Mom, Dad, Kamari, Grandma Siener, Grandma and Grandpa Diekoff and Jewell.

• Jarrett Turner, from Pastor Marvin Brown and Trinity Baptist Church.

• Jessica Hartwell.

• Debbie Sims.

• Linda Galbraith.

• Gladys Simmons.

• Ronaca Goffey.

• Shane Skinner on No. 9, from Mom, Dad, Shana, Shelby, Judy, Bella and Buttercup.

• Jason Major, from Marian and Papaw.

• Belated Birthday to …

• Jeff Paetzel, from friends at the Moravian Church.

• Debbie Settle, from friends at the Moravian Church.

• Caitlin Schutte, from Aunt Elsie.

• Dakota Cruse.

• Traci West.

• Andy Mullis.

• Walter Dean.

Happy Anniversary to …

• Ron and Chris Weidman on No. 27, from Mom.