Around Town – June 25

Orchids to …

• the United Way Day of Caring volunteers for their outstanding work, from a Ninth Street resident.

• the men who, on such a hot day, graciously pushed my van out of the way after it broke down on State Road 46.

• Mike Trueblood for his great attitude and awesome sportsmanship.

• Jon Templeman for the excellent letter placing the low number of rifle deaths in proper perspective.

• Fox Pointe staff for hosting my sister’s graduation party.

• Don and Barbara Sigman for your help Thursday evening, from Pat.

• Jim Baker for finding my debit card in the machine and turning it in to the credit union, from Bill.

• Cummins Inc. and Bartholomew County Sheriff’s Dept. for their very well-organized recycling event.

• whoever does the great job of cleaning Columbus Internal Medicine and Columbus Rehab Center, from a patient.

• Xaviera Elrod, sales representative at the Verizon store on National Road, for her excellent customer service.

• Robert Hay-Smith for bringing quality entertainment via The Harlequin Theatre.

• the many kind employees at Cummins Inc. Plant 1 who stopped to see if I needed assistance when my car broke down in your parking lot, from a grateful resident.

• the unknown person who paid for my drink Wednesday at McDonald’s on the west side.

• Susan, a driver with Call-a-Bus, for looking after the welfare of her passengers, from Jean Prebeck.

• American Legion Post 24 for informing members and the community of fundraisers and activities, from an auxiliary member.

• all the people who came to the Tannehill Park area on Day of Caring for the work done on my house, from Diane.

Onions to …

• those who have forgotten we put a man on the moon with a much smaller population of Americans, so we don’t need to import talent to manufacture things.

• the couple on Nugent Boulevard who drive way too fast on our cul de sac.

• state legislators who get elected, work five months a year, serve six years and then get a pension for the rest of their lives.

• those for online bill paying that can take up to five days.

• the woman at the gym Thursday evening who talked loudly on her cellphone the entire time she was working out on the elliptical machine, forcing everyone around her to listen to her describe her wedding plans.

• those who roll halfway through a four-way stop, then make rude gestures at other drivers who follow the law by coming to a complete stop before taking their turn.

• the four young men in the gold Honda that ran a stop sign about 1 p.m. Thursday.

• any illegal alien who feels they should have the same rights as law-abiding Americans.

• the business that gets around age discrimination by asking how long you’ve worked at the institution.

• the local newspaper for higher prices.

• those who express complaints and criticism of others using the only venue for conflict resolution by hiding in disguise in the Onions column instead of taking time to personally talk with one another.

• The Republic for bashing Trump and not Clinton.

• the gentlemen at the reserved tennis courts who were mean and grumpy toward the apologetic tennis instructor and young girls who were doing their best to keep the balls on their side.

• the elected official for the outright lie.

Happy Birthday to …

• Tim Hirons, from your family and Donna.

• Brenda Patterson, from your co-workers.

• Janet Weidman, from your co-workers at SIHO.

• Lester Perkinson Sr. on No. 90, from Lillie, children, grandchildren and great-grandchildren.

• Kristopher Epperson, Morgan Ketron and Laura Nading, from friends at the Moravian Church.

• Boone Rutan

• Marisa Trotter

• Dana Downey

• Josie Cowan

• Barbara Elkins from your family and friends.

• Katrina Fleetwood from Wayne Fleetwood and Kris, Jace and Jaime Jones.

• Perry Cloyd from Five Dog Farms and Mama T.

Happy Anniversary to …

• Lester and Lillie Perkinson, on No. 68, from children, grandchildren and great-grandchildren.

• Annette Butler, on No. 49, from Carl.

• Lindsey and Jesse Asher from Dove Ministries.