Around Town – August 9

Orchids to …

• Sean and Angie for teaching us how to play Pickleball on Sunday, from Eric and Cindy.

• Harold Loyd for donating the awesome sweet corn to the nutrition site and to The Salvation Army.

• Keith Guthrie for the tasty corn, from the Long family.

• the man in the red truck at Starbucks on National Road on July 19 for buying my coffee, from the lady in the silver Dodge Caliber.

Onions to …

• the person who complained about Onions.

• neighbors who knowingly cut over property lines hoping to cause problems.

• people who are quick to forget 11 other presidents had no military background, including the past two Democratic Party presidents.

• people who complain about pets and landlords who have a no-pet policy.

• the newspaper for putting advertisements on the front page.

• the city for not reworking Gladstone and McKinley streets, among the worst streets in Columbus.

• Indiana for bragging about having a budget surplus but making its taxpayers drive and damage their vehicles on chip-and-seal roads.

• stay-at-home moms who believe that buying an expensive camera suddenly makes them a professional photographer.

• the teen boy who was rude to his mother as she coached his soccer team.

• anyone who doesn’t think that one of the presidential campaigns is anything but a huge ruse and reality show.

• the person at the local store who took my sister’s $60 in cash back from the self-checkout line that she forgot.

• the person who stole a bicycle from a handicapped child.

Happy Birthday to …

• Cooper Smith.

• Wendy Warner, a sweet, beautiful woman, from Adam Warner.

• Don Goecker, from Bob, Jeri, Mom, Julie, Dallas, Sarah and the rest of the family.

• Charlene Luker, from your other sisters.

• Hannah Weddle, from Grandma and Grandpa Weddle.

• James Seaborne, from your friends at work.

• Mark Hege, from friends at the Moravian Church and your mother.

• Nathan Eberhart, from friends at the Moravian Church.

• Beth Sullivan, from Joseph Hart Chapter DAR.

• Jacob Flack.

• Andrea Flack.

• Martha Mayes.

• Trevor Frazee.

• Casey Absher.

• Patricia Dooley, from Donnella and Vicki.

• Eric Wilcox, from Aunt Jean.

• Allison Scott on No. 23, from Mom, Dad, Matthew, Jordan, Judy, Luna and Emma.

• Shelby Davis, from Uncle Mike, Aunt Pat and all the family.

• Happy Belated Birthday to…

• Abby Walls, from friends at the Moravian Church.