Orchids to …
• First Baptist Church for providing, preparing and serving the delicious meal at our second annual Parent Tech Night on Tuesday, from principal Darin Sprong and Richards staff, students and parents.
• Connie and Jim Crouch for being such caring neighbors and friends.
• The Republic for being an informative paper that helps you stay in touch with the world and for prices that are more than reasonable.
• the anonymous person who mowed my yard on Newton Street, from Joy.
• The Republic and the carrier for getting me my paper last week and for calling me.
• Tammy for the gift card to purchase prom dresses for DSI clients, from Sharon Ballenger.
• Dawn, Ashley and Kathy for taking over for me while I was off work, from Sheila.
• John Roberts for the special treatment I got Tuesday, from Estella Brooks.
Onions to …
• the city for the Rocky Ford Road expansion between Taylor and Talley and spending money on a road that goes nowhere.
• people who plant gardens and let all of their beautiful fruits and vegetables fall on the ground and go to waste before they offer them to friends or neighbors.
• the parent who dropped off a student in the middle of a turn intersection, at a locked door and held up traffic Wednesday morning.
• the public institution for not having more handicapped spaces near the entrance.
• people who are so judgmental of other people.
Happy Birthday to …
• Gary Bridges, from Bethel Baptist Church.
• Gary Manowitz, from your co-workers.
• Bill Carson, from your family, ball team and Donna.
• Tina Fish, from Donnella.
• Maia Ward, from Mrs. Erickson.
• Faye Pettit, from Tonia, Barry and Reagan.
• Derek S. Wells on No. 21, from Nana.
• Anthony Harker, from friends at the Moravian Church.
• Michelle Whittington.
• Jesse Dragg.
• Adam Meredith.
• Cooper Alan Lau, from Nana and Grandpa Miller.
• Juanita Adkins from your kids, grandkids and great-grandkids.
• Maddie Ahrmann, from Nana, Papaw, Mom, Dad, sister, brother, Aunt Lil, Uncle Brad and Emma.
Happy Anniversary to …
• Jim and Kay Newton, from Sue.