Around Town – July 30

Orchids to …

• the person who bought the police officer’s lunch Thursday afternoon at the Taylorsville McDonald’s drive-thru.

• my girls, Donita, Danette and Dawn Rae, for all they have done for me since my surgeries, from Mom.

• Morris and Cheryl Nading for taking us to dinner and showing us a really good time the other night, from Art and Dorothy Winkler.

• Columbus Post Office and Holly, the mail carrier on Ninth Street, for their kindness and help Wednesday, from a Ninth Street resident.

• the couple that turned in a pink billfold left in a small cart Thursday at Walmart.

• the person who rescued a little neighborhood possum, took it to the country and turned it loose.

Onions to …

• The Republic carrier who did not deliver Thursday’s papers to some homes on County Road 800N.

• the store that has blocked all but one door with products, causing a fire-exit hazard.

• supporters who believe a candidate who turned her head, allowing four innocent American men to be killed on foreign land, will be able to keep us safe here at home.

• people who don’t understand that all lives matter, even if it doesn’t seem that way.

• Columbus Township for not having the money to pay firefighters.

• those who don’t understand that sometimes when large corporations file for bankruptcy it is for a strategic and economic advantage.

• those who don’t realize that one political candidate overcame bankruptcy four times.

• those who don’t realize plastic bags for newspapers aren’t free and are not always available.

• people who suffer from the “little red hen” syndrome.

• gas stations in Taylorsville for price gouging by raising prices 50 cents a gallon.

• medical office workers who tell patients they can’t change doctors.

• The Republic for changing the wording and meaning of my Onions.

Happy Birthday to …

• Izabella Martinez, on No. 9, from Mommy, Denzell, Kyle, Mamaw and Papaw.

• the Rev. Clem Davis, from all your parishioners at St. Bartholomew Catholic Parish.

• Pauline McNealey, on No. 100, and Hazel Smith, from all their friends at Fairington Apartments.

• Ryan Hamilton, Dan Harker and Cory O’Brien, from friends at the Moravian Church.

• Janet Thayer.

• Missy Dempsey.

• Kayden Brock.

• Connie Scott, from Mark, Allison, Matthew, Jordan, Kaye, Judy, Luna and Emma.

• Kay Bronnert from Ron and Sara.

• Stacy Sweeney from Judith Cutsinger.

Belated Wishes to …

• Sonja Jaggers.

• Matt Marlin and Jarad Sweet, from friends at the Moravian Church.

• Griff Roth.

• Everett Sims.

• Leane Lemaster.

• Melanie Stone.

• Ravena Frazier-Bey.

Happy Anniversary to …

• John and Marilyn Rondot, from your family and friends.

• Billy and Diana Bowker from Pastor Lewis and the Who So Ever Will Community Church.

• Sheila and Michael Mullenix, on No. 40, from the St. Louis Crossing Baptist Church.

Belated Wishes to …

• Evan and Janet Clouse and John and Amber Ross, from friends at the Moravian Church.